Braces may achieve a better outcome than Invisalign. They have more force to move teeth to the desired position and can align teeth and close gaps much faster. Treatment with braces can be much faster, usually from 18 months to 3 years, and you will notice the movement of the misaligned teeth after a relatively short period of time. Invisalign, on the other hand, can last 6 to 18 months if you wear aligners 22 to 24 hours a day.
Braces are best for people with severe strains and for most children and teens, while Invisalign and other brands of clear aligners are better for adults who want an almost invisible and more comfortable smoothing method. Orthodontic appliances move teeth safely and effectively, using brackets attached to each tooth, connected by a metal wire. Each bracket is positioned to carefully move each tooth to its correct position, closely monitored by the orthodontist. Braces are an obvious choice for complex and severe cases, where treatment with Invisalign may require the intervention of complementary braces to be fully effective.
They offer maximum grip that can realign even severely misaligned teeth, while Invisalign aligners may not have enough grip to pull out teeth that have grown in the wrong place. Ceramic braces use a technology similar to that of metal braces, but instead of metal braces, they use a much more subtle transparent or tooth-colored resin for braces, so they blend perfectly with the teeth and provide an inconspicuous appearance. Ceramic braces offer all the effectiveness of metal braces, but with a less noticeable look that many patients prefer. Invisalign treatment has several benefits compared to traditional braces.
While worn, Invisalign aligners are subtle and barely noticeable, yet still provide effective treatment with predictable and long-lasting results. In fact, in some cases, treatment with Invisalign may be even more effective than braces due to the total strength of the aligners throughout the tooth.