Invisalign vs. Braces: Which One for You?

July 28, 2021 - By Dr. Tim Shaughnessy, DDS (USA) - Specialist Orthodontist American Board Certified
Invisalign vs. Braces: Which One for You?

Clear Plastic aligners, like the Invisalign system, can be used to correct many orthodontic problems. The biggest attraction is the esthetic component. The nearly invisible aligners are best used in cooperative patients with minimal bite discrepancy. Invisalign treatment uses clear, plastic aligners customized for each patient by making a 3D scan of their mouth. These aligners are then made to move the teeth in small steps until the desired teeth position is reached. Some of the key features of Invisalign are:

  • Looks better (enhanced aesthetic performance) 
  • You can take the aligners out when eating 
  • Easier to brush and floss the teeth 
  • Fewer consultations required 
  • Comfortable to wear 

Fixed appliances (braces) continue to have their place in contemporary orthodontic practice. Braces may be better than Invisalign for more significant bite discrepancies and when aligner compliance is not expected. Of course, some cooperation is required in all orthodontic patients. Braces are traditionally made using metal, and in recent times, there are options of ceramic and lingual braces. The treatment procedure also uses metal wires and rubber bands along with braces to manipulate the teeth in correcting orthodontic problems. Some of the key features of braces are:

  • Suitable for the majority of the dental treatments 
  • Possible to achieve a perfect result 
  • Multiple types of braces to choose from 
  • Faster treatment of difficult cases

To determine if you are a better candidate for Invisalign or braces, please schedule an appointment and contact us at American Dental Clinic in Dubai for an evaluation. Our team of handpicked dentists takes a customised approach to ensure you are provided with the latest dental technology’s aptest treatment procedure. 


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