Invisalign vs. Braces: Which is best for you?
In short, this will vary based on your personal needs. Over 4 million people in the United States alone wear braces. A large percentage of these individuals are adults. While most prioritize investing in braces for aesthetic reasons, there are a plethora of reasons tooth alignment can support overall oral health. While traditional braces and Invisalign both serve the purpose of corrective alignment, choosing between the two methods will likely come down to financial commitment & overall effectiveness. The financing & efficiency of your aligners will both vary based on your unique case. However, we find that our patients typically favor Invisalign for both aesthetics & comfort.
Financing Your Aligners
For patients who opt for Invisalign, there are financing plans available. Care Credit financing plans can bring your monthly cost of Invisalign down to as little as $199/month.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces? The price for both traditional braces and Invisalign will vary based on the severity of the case. However, the cost of Invisalign versus the cost of conventional braces is relatively comparable.
How much are Invisalign braces? The cost of Invisalign depends on the severity of the correction and location. The price is typically between 5-6k. Each patient will receive a customized plan, so the number of trays required will vary per person. If you are a candidate with dental insurance, your plan may potentially cover your Invisalign partially or in full. We recommend inquiring with your insurance provider for a side-by-side estimate comparing the costs of Invisalign vs. braces.
The efficiency of Braces VS Invisalign
Because of Invisalign’s iTero mapping technology, we find that Invisalign typically produces a more precise result. iTero is an intraoral scanning device that allows us to capture a direct optical impression, giving us the freedom to omit those dreaded traditional impressions. This method of impression taking will reduce your time spent in our chair and eliminates the risk of potential inaccuracies- allowing us to give you a more impressive smile transformation.
Is Invisalign better than braces? We certainly believe so! Invisalign is more comfortable, discreet, and effective than traditional braces.
Does Invisalign work faster than braces? Traditional braces typically take 16-18 months, whereas Invisalign can take as little as 12-16 months in most cases.
Can Invisalign fix an overbite? Absolutely! Furthermore, our iTero intraoral scanning system can give us this information in seconds.
We have concluded that generally, Invisalign supersedes traditional braces in most cases. However, certain conditions may restrict you from being a candidate for Invisalign. Consult with your orthodontist to confirm your oral needs are fit for Invisalign braces.
Whichever you choose, we are here to serve any of your oral hygiene needs. Visit us today to kickstart your smile transformation!