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5 Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Braces

Invisalign is a popular type of orthodontic treatment that has been used for years to close gaps, correct overbites and underbites. While traditional braces can also do all this, they are sometimes thought of as a little less aesthetically pleasing. Why? Because traditional braces contain visible brackets that are attached with wires. In contrast, most people don’t even know you’re wearing Invisalign.

Invisalign is the clear alternative to straighten your teeth without using metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable, and removable, so you can eat what you want when you want. Here are five advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces that will have your mouth smiling in no time:


Traditional braces can sometimes cause discomfort, pain, and irritation in the mouth. Invisalign eliminates these problems because no metal brackets are scratching against your gums and no wires are pushing through food. The aligners are removable, so you can eat what you want when you want without causing damage to your orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontists recommend patients wear their Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours a day until treatment is complete. Compared to braces, this is a nice change of pace because some people cannot stand wearing uncomfortable steel appliances in their mouths all day long. Invisalign has a discrete design that allows you freedom of movement. Thus, you will never have to sacrifice comfort during treatment.


Traditional braces are quite noticeable. 

Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible because the aligners look like transparent mouth guards that slip over your teeth. This will allow you to maintain normal behaviors throughout treatment, such as going out for meals, speaking with friends, and attending social functions without any insecurity. 

Fast Treatment

Each set of Invisalign in North Vancouver is required to be worn for about 20-22 hours per day. Your commitment to wearing Invisalign aligners can help to speed up your results.

Minimal Side Effects

Braces can be uncomfortable and hurt when chewing food. Also, they can often make it difficult for patients to keep their teeth clean, which often leads to cavities or gum disease. The brackets themselves also rub against your gums during treatment, which can cause irritation and bleeding. Invisalign does not have any metal on its surface, so it cannot damage tooth enamel or scrape delicate soft tissues inside your mouth. Thus, there are minimal side effects associated with Invisalign compared to traditional alternatives.

Better Oral Health

Traditional braces can cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums if not worn properly. For example, brackets often rub against the inside of a person’s cheek. This rubbing can irritate and make it difficult for you to brush your teeth thoroughly. The bands can also make it difficult to floss. Invisalign in North Vancouver is designed with comfort in mind.

Final Thought

Invisalign is a great option for people who want to straighten their teeth without any added discomfort found in braces. They are removable and easier to clean than traditional braces and the treatment time can be as little as 6 months. 

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