Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces

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A great smile can go a long way. Scientific research suggests that people who smile are perceived as more attractive and confident than those who don’t flash their pearly whites. When it comes time invest in orthodontic treatment in Arlington to improve your beautiful smile, choosing the best option can be overwhelming. Comparing Invisalign® to traditional braces is a great way to determine which orthodontics make the most sense for your smile.

How is Invisalign different?

Unlike traditional braces, in which brackets are affixed onto each tooth and connected by wires, Invisalign® corrects orthodontic problems using a set of clear trays. These trays are specially formed to fit your teeth, allowing you to wear them 24/7.


One of the main advantages of Invisalign® is that the clear trays are nearly invisible. Particularly for adults self-conscious about appearing professional with traditional braces. Invisalign® can correct orthodontic issues without others noticing.

Complexity of the problem

Invisalign® works well for people who have relatively minor problems, such as crooked teeth or small gaps between teeth. For more complex problems, especially issues with bite or teeth bigger than others, traditional braces may be better at pulling teeth into alignment.

Eating and drinking

Invisalign® trays are removable, meaning that you cannot eat or drink while wearing them. Unlike traditional braces, however, you are not limited in the foods you may eat.

In the end, only you can weigh the pros and cons of Invisalign® versus traditional braces. Consult with our dentists to help you make the best decision for your unique situation.

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