Invisalign Vs. Clear Braces

Invisalign Vs. Clear Braces
Posted on 02/21/2019
Invisalign Vs. Clear BracesAt Smile Power Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients of all ages achieve gorgeous smiles through convenient orthodontic treatment. We know every patient is different, which is why we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options including convenient, discreet treatments like clear braces and Invisalign clear aligners. But how can you decide which treatment is right for you? As your Walnut Creek, CA orthodontist, we're here to help you achieve a new smile in a way that works for you – so here are our tips on choosing between Invisalign and clear braces. 

Should I Get Clear Braces or Invisalign?

Both clear braces and Invisalign clear aligners are convenient, discreet alternatives to traditional braces, and each option comes with its own unique advantages and disadvantages. 

Clear braces use the same fundamental treatment mechanism as traditional metal braces, but the brackets are made from a clear material that blends in with teeth instead of stainless steel. This makes them much less noticeable from the outside, and while not completely invisible, they are far more discreet than normal braces. Clear braces are also able to treat virtually any orthodontic condition, making them an attractive option for those needing extensive treatment. 

Invisalign, however, does away with brackets and wires entirely, using a series of clear, removable aligners that fit directly onto the dental arch to straighten teeth. Invisalign aligners are almost impossible to see when worn, making them one of the most discreet options on the market. Plus, because you remove them to eat and perform oral hygiene, they're a remarkably convenient treatment. However, Invisalign can cost more than braces, and it may not be an option for severe malocclusions. 

Schedule a Consultation with Your Walnut Creek Orthodontist

Both clear braces and Invisalign are great options for anyone seeking discreet orthodontic treatment, and which you choose depends mostly on how important discretion and convenience to you versus cost and reliability. Ultimately, however, there's only one way to know for sure which orthodontic treatment is right for you: a consultation with your Walnut Creek orthodontist. If you're ready to find out, we're ready to help. Use our easy online form to schedule your consultation and start towards a gorgeous new smile today!