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Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Making the Right Choice for Your Smile

London City Smiles – Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Making the Right Choice for Your Smile

We know that straightening your teeth is important to you so that your mouth looks and feels good. There are also health benefits to be had from aligning your set of teeth.

Now that you’ve decided it’s something you want to go ahead with, the choice now is whether you opt for Invisalign or traditional braces. 

This article will look at these options so you can weigh up which choice is better for you.

Invisalign and its advantages/disadvantages

The Invisalign range of aligners gives customers the subtlety many look for. They’re hardly noticeable as you wear them, offering discretion while they work. 

Your aligners being removable is a great thing for numerous reasons; you don’t need to watch what you eat because your diet can remain as it was, you simply take out the Invisalign aligners before eating.

They are much more hygienic than traditional braces because you can wash out the braces and thoroughly clean your teeth – this isn’t an easy job with steel wires in your mouth.


The fact that you can remove your Invisalign braces, however, means you should be cautious. If you misplace them because you’re eating or cleaning your teeth, don’t forget to pick them up! They could be gone forever if you’re in a public place and replacing them is an expense you hadn’t budgeted for.

The range available to you is great for those who are mindful of the price or duration. Your age might determine which aligners you have too, offering greater flexibility.

Nonetheless, the price of Invisalign braces can deter people when compared to traditional braces. It depends on how much you value discretion and comfort.

Traditional braces and their advantages/disadvantages

Then again, there is the tried and true form of braces that are made of metal. While many look instantly to Invisalign because of their subtlety, it must be said how effective traditional braces are. The most severe cases of teeth misaligned can only be fixed with traditional braces, not Invisalign.

Your orthodontist fits these expertly so you can expert results in the stated amount of time. However, once they’re fitted, they won’t be able to be taken out until they’ve completed their alignment, often beyond a year. 

It can be a nuisance to clean traditional braces, in truth. Reaching between the wires can seem like a fruitless task at times, leading to great frustration.

Although they’re not as hygienic as Invisalign, you know your braces won’t be misplaced and lost because you can’t take them out. 

Many people don’t like how obvious it is that you’re wearing these braces though. Their indiscreet nature and initial discomfort frustrate some users.

Yet there’s no disputing that traditional braces are the most affordable option. Compared to Invisalign, traditional braces are much more budget-friendly.


The choice is yours, but it depends on what you value more. If time or discretion are important to you, Invisalign could be the way to go.

But if money is your priority, maybe you’ll opt for traditional braces. For more information on both, contact London City Smiles today.