Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Which Option is Right for You?

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

Whether you have an underbite, overbite or gaps between your teeth, orthodontic treatment is very beneficial for several reasons. Crooked or misaligned teeth tend to make patience feel self conscious during daily life routines or even social events. Let’s face it, straight teeth a much easier to clean since they have less places for bacteria to hide. Patients that ignore crowding or alignment issues may suffer from uneven wear on teeth over time. This brings a higher risk of cavities, gum disease and potential problems with speaking and chewing. At our Milton dental office, we offer various orthodontic treatment options such as Invisalign clear braces as well as traditional metal braces. Patients that are not sure which option is best for them, continue reading to learn more about these two popular treatment choices.

Invisalign and traditional metal braces both work to gradually straighten your teeth over time. The best option depends on the patients specific goals as well as the severity of the problem. The main difference between these two popular options are their design, fit and function. Invisalign utilizes 3D technology to create clear plastic aligners that patients can wear and remove while eating, brushing or flossing their teeth. Traditional braces utilize metal wires and brackets to gently move your teeth and can only be removed by your orthodontist. These treatment options require visits to your orthodontist for evaluation. Metal braces require frequent adjustments, whereas Inviaslign patients will require new aligners as treatment progresses. 

The Benefits of Invisible Braces for Teeth Straightening

Traditional braces have been available for a longer time when compared to Invisalign invisible braces however this does not mean they don’t have pros and cons. Some benefits to consider when choosing Invisalign braces:


Modern braces can be designed to match the tooth colour however they are still noticeable. Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible making them a discreet option when it comes to straightening your teeth.


Invisalign braces can easily be removed which makes them easier to clean when compared to traditional braces. You can eat whatever you like without having to worry about food getting stuck in metal wires and brackets. However, Invisalign braces do need to be removed while eating and drinking.


Metal braces have wires and brackets which may occasionally cause patients with irritation and sores. Invisalign aligners are lightweight, smooth and comfortable to wear.

Invisalign Braces Are Customized for Every Patient

Invisalign and traditional braces both work well for straightening a patients teeth and improving their smile. At our Milton Dental Clinic, our patients prefer Invisalign as these aligners are customized specifically for each individual. With the use of 3D technology, Invisalign aligners are fabricated to fit a patients mouth perfectly. In terms of cost, surprisingly, metal braces can cost just as much as Invisalign braces in some cases.

The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.


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