Metal Braces or Invisalign?

Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of removable aligners which subtly push teeth into the desired position. Traditional metal braces are permanently attached to the teeth and gradually move teeth into place over time. 

The main differences between braces and Invisalign are:

  • Cleaning: An electric toothbrush and flosser may be required to clean around metal braces while Invisalign can be removed and cleaned manually.
  • Fitting: A dentist will have to adjust braces periodically whereas Invisalign consists of a series of aligners that are changed every couple weeks.
  • Time: Braces work 24/7 while Invisalign aligners are removed during sleep.

Your dentist can help you decide if fixed or removable orthodontic devices are most suited to your needs. Find out more at

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