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.
|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|
|Eating and Drinking|
|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|
|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|
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.