Differences between Invisalign & Braces

Learn about the best way to straighten your smile

Here at Parkway Smiles, our goal is to help educate you on the best treatment options available to help bring the most out of your smile.

Each orthodontic treatment method that’s available at our office, has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. That’s why we’ve decided to create a detailed breakdown explaining the biggest differences between Invisalign and Braces.

Key differences between Invisalign & Braces

braces.png Braces
Stainless Steel Metal Wires
24/7 for an average of 2 years or more!
Between $2999 to $5495
High: Brush brackets and wires regularly
Dental Check-up every 3-4 Weeks
Cannot eat sticky or hard foods
May have some pain from wires & brackets
Special Floss and additional care is needed
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Material Type
Treatment Time
Cost
Maintenance
Follow-up Visits
Eating and Drinking
Comfort
Oral Health
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Moldable, clear plastic trays
20-22 hrs/day for 6 to 24 months
As Low As $1799 to $5495
Low: Clean while normal teeth brushing
Dental Check-up every 6-9 Weeks
No issues due to removable trays
Minor Initial Tightness from Trays
No additional care required

Key Differences between Invisalign & Braces

braces.png Braces invisalign-png-e1557194484900.png Invisalign
Stainless Steel Metal Wires Moldable, clear plastic trays
24/7 for an average of 2 years or more! 20-22 hrs/day for 6 to 24 months
Between $2999 to $5495 As Low As $1799 to $5495
High: Brush brackets and wires regularly Low: Clean while normal teeth brushing
Dental Check-up every 3-4 Weeks Dental Check-up every 6-9 Weeks
Cannot eat sticky or hard foods No issues due to removable trays
May have some pain from wires & brackets Minor Initial Tightness from Trays
Special Floss and additional care is needed​ No additional care required

Stop worrying about your teeth!

Learn more about treatment options below!

OUR COST

Most of Our Patient's Pay Less than $4999!
$1799-$5495
  • Panoramic X-Rays and Photos
  • All adjustments included
  • iTero 3D Digital Scan
  • All repairs
  • All Retainers
  • FREE teeth whitening

Stop worrying about your teeth!

What is the best treatment option for you?

When comparing traditional braces versus Invisalign, it’s  a really close race. Adults and teens who feel self-conscious might be interested in the discrete look of the clear aligners that Invisalign makes, however the fact that its removable is also a big draw. The most important part to remember about the success of Invisalign is that it depends almost entirely on the patient. If you don’t wear the Invisalign trays for the recommended 22 hours, they just won’t work to the same effect. With traditional non-movable braces, you won’t have a choice! There are certain instances in which Braces may be a better option. 

That’s why it’s so critical to work with an experienced provider such as Parkway Smiles Dental! Our friendly, professional team has years of helping transform patients smiles with braces and Invisalign, and we’re dedicated to helping you find the most effective solution to help you get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. 

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