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Is Invisalign® better than braces?

Invisalign® is an alternative to the conventional metal bracket and wire braces that repositions teeth using a series of clear plastic aligners that we design to work with your unique smile. Compared to metal braces, clear aligners are almost invisible because they’re made from a unique transparent polymer that is also molded to your teeth.

Each tray moves your teeth slowly towards the final result you will see in the original planning. Invisalign clear aligners are also comfortable and removable, so you can brush and floss without damaging wires or brackets.

Clear Aligners Work Best in Certain Cases

Numerous studies have shown that Invisalign is effective for certain and generally more minor misalignments that don’t involve severe malocclusions, which are bite misalignments. However, because traditional braces use brackets that run along a wire, they may exert more force than is required to solve even the most complex cases. 

Overall, we would avoid calling one option better than the other. Each option is an effective method for straightening the teeth, and our experience with both helps us determine which might meet your needs. We encourage you to clearly and completely discuss your smile goals and other priorities so that our team can provide the best solution for you.

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