Invisalign Vs Braces

Invisalign Vs Braces

Invisalign Versus Braces, What One Should I Get?

It’s a difficult choice: you want to straighten your teeth but can’t decide between braces and Invisalign when assessing the positives and negatives of each.

You should do your homework, ask questions, and make an informed selection with the guidance of your dentist. The sort of orthodontic treatment that is right for you is also determined by the type of orthodontic problem you have. Invisalign isn’t always the ideal solution for everyone, which is why seeking expert guidance from your dentist is critical.

Braces have typically been formed of metal and connected to the outside of the teeth, although there are now ceramic and lingual (behind the teeth) braces available. Brackets are attached to metal wires and rubber bands, which are used to modify your teeth and correct orthodontic issues.

Clear plastic aligners are used in the Invisalign treatment. We take impression moulds to send away to be customised for your mouth. The teeth are then moved in small increments using custom aligners until they are in the correct place.


The comfort of braces and Invisalign is vastly different. Braces, while not particularly painful, can be inconvenient, especially as your teeth begin to shift. The wires and brackets can also cause ulcers in your mouth, making eating certain foods painful. At first, using Invisalign may feel unusual, but it is often more comfortable than braces. You may feel a little uneasy as your teeth begin to shift, but you can have them extracted so you won’t have any problems eating.


Braces will not be removed until the end of the treatment because they are cemented on. Braces should not change your overall appearance, but braces aren’t the most attractive thing to put on your teeth if you’re self-conscious. Unfortunately, certain foods should be avoided when wearing braces. Hard foods like popcorn, nuts, and apples (unless broken into tiny pieces) can break the brackets and become lodged in your teeth, creating cavities. Sticky foods like candies and gum can also break the brackets and become stuck in your teeth, causing cavities.

Invisalign however, is more comfortable to wear and maintain. They are constructed of translucent plastic covering your teeth and are virtually undetectable. You can also take them out to feed and drink, so they don’t get injured. They’re also better to wear if you participate in any rough contact sports.

One of the most appealing aspects of Invisalign aligners is how almost invisible they are! Unlike metal braces, which require a metal wire and brackets, the aligners are designed to fit over your teeth for a smooth, unobtrusive appearance.


The cost of braces and Invisalign varies depending on the treatment you receive. Braces are believed to range in price from $3000 to $8000. Invisalign is usually a little more expensive, ranging from $3000 to $11,000. Overall, the overall cost of your braces or Invisalign will be determined by the length of time you need them, whether you need a partial or full set, and how many appointments you need.


Braces or Invisalign can be used to make minor adjustments to your teeth that aren’t too complicated. Both Invisalign and braces can be used for many complex orthodontic treatments, however, braces are more ideal for cases of atypical bite, severe crowding (crookedness) and significant spacing. Wearing Invisalign necessitates a high level of self-discipline. Some people take advantage of the fact that they can be taken out and leave them out for longer than they should. You won’t have this problem with braces, so you’ll be more likely to notice results.

Contact Us!

Whether braces or Invisalign are best for you is a personal choice. Certain circumstances and preferences may lead you to prefer one method over the other, so talk to your dentist about the best option.

Northcote Dental provides you with safe and experienced dental services so that you may relax and enjoy your treatment. Our experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have and will walk you through the orthodontic treatment procedure, ensuring that your dental health improves quickly.

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