Quick Guide: Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces

Invisalign - San Diego, CA - Discreetly Fix Crooked TeethIf you’re looking to get your teeth back into alignment, you’re likely considering either traditional braces or Invisalign®. Depending on your age, needs, lifestyle and personal preferences, one option might be a better match for you than the other. In any case, we’d like to take some time to help you understand a bit more about this particular area of cosmetic dentistry in San Diego, CA.


Two of the most notable things about Invisalign® is they are nearly invisible and commonly more comfortable to wear than traditional dental braces. If your oral needs aren’t complicated, you could be the perfect candidate for these clear aligners. In most cases, patients wear their aligners for anywhere from six to 18 months, but this timeline is dependent on making sure you wear your aligners for the proper amount of time each day. You will have to make certain to remove your aligners while eating and drinking beverages other than water so you will not have to be concerned about food particles and other irritants getting caught in your aligners or causing teeth stains.

Standard Braces

If your dental needs are complex, the only option may be to get traditional braces. One leading advantage of traditional braces is they can offer faster results when compared to Invisalign®; it likely won’t be long that you notice a marked improvement in your tooth alignment while wearing braces. For all its advantages, you will want to be careful when it comes to taking proper care of your braces, which means diligent flossing and brushing.

Learn More

To discuss whether you’d be better off with braces or Invisalign® aligners, feel free to contact Art of Dentistry in San Diego, CA at (619) 268-6560. Our goal is to help you achieve a smile of which you can be proud to show off.