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Invisalign VS Clear Braces

A smile is the best accessory you can wear! No wonder why a lot of people opt for orthodontic treatments to improve the fullness of their smile’s functionality and beauty. There are various orthodontic treatment options available like Braces and Invisalign. Both of these treatments aim to create a force or momentum to straighten or re-align the teeth.

Choosing between the traditional braces and Invisalign, which option is best for you? This article will lay down all the possible pros and cons of both treatments so you can decide what procedure to go for.


Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that relies on transparent, retainer-like aligners to shift teeth into place. You wear the aligners for no less than 22 hours per day, changing them every two weeks to a new pair that will continue shifting your teeth. The treatment typically takes nine (9) months to a year.


There are two types of braces – metal and ceramic. Clear or ceramic braces are essentially the same as metal braces in how treatment works: The brackets are bonded to the teeth and then connected by an arch wire that puts pressure on the teeth, guiding them towards proper alignment. Then, like metal braces, you get them adjusted roughly every four (4) weeks.

The Advantages of Wearing Braces

  • Braces are proven to be favorably effective in straightening people’s teeth and more extensive cases like crowded or crooked teeth, gapped teeth, overbite, under bite and open bite
  • It would take four (4) weeks before the next scheduled adjustment

Disadvantages of Braces

  • Clients complain of pain and discomfort
  • The metal wires cannot be removed.
  • It can possible damage the teeth.

The Advantages of Invisalign

  • Invisalign treatment does not contain visible metal and wires. It is transparent and unnoticeable.
  • The aligners are removable so you can brush, floss and eat as usual.

Disadvantages of Invisalign

  • Invisalign treatment would mean more frequent trips to your dentist because the trays need to be adjusted every two (2) weeks.
  • The treatment takes discipline. You must remove the aligner trays when you are eating or drinking (except water) because it can stain easily. Other than that, as well as brushing and flossing, the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours per day.

The best way to determine which of the treatment is better, go and see your dentist today at Pro Grace Dentistry. Whichever treatment you and your orthodontist decide on, ultimately, the results will be the same — a healthier smile and a more confident you!

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