Are Invisalign® and Invisible Braces the Same Thing?

Invisalign® and invisible braces are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic solution that utilizes removable aligners to gently straighten teeth over an average of 12 to 18 months. Invisible braces are wire-and-bracket devices attached to teeth that straighten the smile through frequent adjustments over an average 24 to 36 month treatment period.

Invisible braces are made of clear plastic brackets and strung with see-though arch wire to help minimize their visibility. However, this orthodontic option still comes with the common discomforts, restrictions, and inconveniences associated with all wire-and-bracket options. This is why many adults and older teens prefer Invisalign.

Benefits offered by Invisalign include :

  • No dietary restrictions
  • No interference with tooth cleaning
  • No irritation of gums, lips, and surrounding oral tissue
  • Shorter treatment period

Because the aligners can be removed, Invisalign allows for optimal comfort and convenience during the treatment period. This is something that can be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation at our Phoenix area office.

To learn more about invisible braces, please contact Scott T. LeSueur D.D.S & Charles A. Dodaro, D.D.S. today. We welcome patients from Phoenix and surrounding areas at our comfortable Mesa, Arizona location.

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