Comparison between Invisalign or braces

If you’ve been thinking of straightening and perfecting your Hollywood smile with orthodontic treatment, you are likely trying to decide between the 2 most common procedures, Invisalign or braces. How can you determine what is best for you?

While it can be a little confusing to know which treatment option is the best for you without the professional evaluation of your orthodontist, there are some key differences between Invisalign and traditional braces. Both are considered an orthodontic treatment and provide the same fantastic results because they help straighten your smile, correct your bite, and improve the aesthetics of your facial features. Who doesn’t want that!

The differences between Invisalign and braces are not that many in terms of cost and length of time. In our infographic below, you can compare to see which one seems to resonate better with your needs, Invisalign or braces?

Chatham's guide to Invisalign infographic

Invisalign or Braces? Depends on Your Needs

While most teens and adults prefer Invisalign for its versatility and discreteness, remember that traditional braces have their place in orthodontic treatment. If Invisalign just isn’t working out for your teen (because they do not wear their aligners as indicated) or if there are more complicated treatment needs, then traditional and clear braces are your friends, not the enemy! Really, the only enemy would be not to take care of your most precious asset—your self-image!

You will need an evaluation with your orthodontist before we can begin your teeth-straightening journey. This is worth it because having a straight, attractive, and functional smile is a huge plus for your self-esteem, the way others view you, and studies show that it is even a significant indicator for career success.

At Chatham Orthodontics, Dr. Barbara Fodero can help you assess which treatment will be best for you, Invisalign or braces. Schedule your consultation today or ask us any questions you might have at 973-701-2200!