Should You Get Invisalign Or Braces?

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth and boost your confidence, you have a couple of options: Invisalign or traditional braces. Read on to discover which dental treatment is best for you. Get in touch with the Boston House team for cosmetic dentistry and teeth-straightening in London

Invisalign vs braces: what’s the difference?

Braces involve attaching wires to your teeth using metal brackets. The wires are gradually tightened to guide your teeth into place. 

Invisalign is a relatively recent, alternative method of teeth straightening. Rather than using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign treatment involves removable plastic trays, known as aligners that cover your teeth. You get a series of aligners to gradually shift your teeth to the desired position in carefully controlled stages. 

Both straightening methods are good for treating overbites, underbites, spacing, and crowding.

How to choose between Invisalign and braces

When deciding whether to go for Invisalign or braces, here are a few areas to consider:

Visibility

If you want a more discreet option, Invisalign trays are made from clear, medical-grade plastic and are designed to be less noticeable than metal braces. 

Removability 

Unlike braces, you can remove Invisalign trays. You must wear them long enough to have the intended effect, but can remove them to eat, drink, and clean your teeth.

Treatment time

Both braces and Invisalign are gradual treatments. The exact timing depends on how much straightening your teeth require. However, Invisalign typically requires 3 to 18 months of wear, while you’ll usually need braces for 12 to 18 months.

Budget

Treatment prices vary depending on the clinic but you can usually expect to pay £1000 to £5000 for braces and £2500 to £7000 for Invisalign.

Top cosmetic dentistry in London

As one of the top dentists in East London, our experienced team have extensive knowledge of cosmetic dentistry and can guide you through the Invisalign process. To get started, contact a Boston House dentist at one of our clinics in Moorgate or Liverpool Street.