Braces and Invisalign® have one thing in common: both systems were developed to straighten teeth, improve your smile, and enhance your oral health. Since Invisalign® has only been in use since 2000, both systems do not have the same history length. To make the best decision for your treatment, learn more about Invisalign® vs. braces.
Braces are a system based on a set of metal brackets that are affixed to your teeth and tied to each other using wires and very small rubber bands. Today, you can even find brackets that closely match the color of your own tooth enamel, which makes them more unnoticeable. You can even find them in unique colors to make them stand out even more than they would normally.
Invisalign® stands out from the crowd because it is invisible. This unique system consists of aligning trays formed from comfortable, smooth plastic that is free of BPAs. They are placed and worn over the teeth to very gently shift your teeth into their proper positions. Impressions, X-rays, and photos will be used to create precision 3D images of your mouth and teeth so that your aligner trays fit the unique contours of your mouth and teeth.