We have considered all the angles in the debate between Invisalign ® & traditional braces. Many people often ask which is the better treatment, Invisalign ® or Braces? What are the differences between the two? Here are our thoughts.
When comparing Invisalign ® and traditional braces there really is not a ‘better’ treatment. Really the question is which treatment is better suited for your needs.
Both treatments are orthodontic appliances that work by applying a light consistent force against the teeth in order to move them. Both are used to correct crowding, overbites, under-bites and excess spacing. Both treatments also require you to come in and see a dentist about every four weeks at our Midtown Manhattan, New York office.
The differences in the treatments is mostly seen in how each appliance works. Invisalign ® moves the teeth using clear aligners that can be removed while traditional braces move the teeth with fixed wires and brackets. Depending on your case and your desired treatment outcome, your dentist will recommend the treatment that is best suited to your particular needs. Ask your dentist about price differences and payment plans that can make the treatment work for your budget.