If you are considering braces vs Invisalign for your teeth, or your child’s teeth, you likely have lots of questions like: Which is more effective? Which will cost more/less? Ultimately, you want to choose the treatment that will do the job best, even it it’s slightly more expensive. You only want to fix your teeth once! Here at Nowlin Orthodontics, we are often asked, “Are braces or Invisalign the better choice?” Because Dr. Nowlin offers both traditional braces and Invisalign, we have built a chart to help you decide which treatment will be best for yourself or your child.
In comparing braces vs Invisalign, it’s neck-and-neck (or jaw-and-jaw). If you or your child tend to be self-conscious, Invisalign may be more appealing. The fact that Invisalign is removable may make the more desirable choice.
The success rates for braces vs Invisalign are difficult to find as Invisalign has not been around long enough to gather long-term data. Additionally, Invisalign’s success depends almost entirely on the wearer – If you don’t wear them, they won’t work. With braces, to a degree, they have to work since they are permanently attached to your teeth.
Finally, if your back teeth need to be moved, you need to rotate teeth or move teeth vertically, Invisalign may not be an option since they can’t move teeth which are too far back in your jaw, rotate teeth or move teeth up or down. It’s important to find a provider like Nowlin Orthodontics, who are experienced with both braces and Invisalign. Dr. Nowlin can recommend which method will best perfect your smile and teeth.