Straightening your teeth is easier today than ever before. Improved technology means that traditional braces work quicker and more effectively than they have in the past and newer methods can straighten your teeth without distracting wires. The question is: which method is right for you? Below, we will explain the differences between traditional metal braces and Invisalign.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces straighten the teeth using metal brackets and wires. Every month, braces wearers will visit an orthodontist who will adjust these wires to properly align the teeth over time. Today, braces are more comfortable and affordable than they were for previous generations. You won’t need to keep track of braces because they are not removable. This means they are a great option for people who don’t want to think about their orthodontic care! However, some people don’t want brackets on their teeth and are looking for a more subtle way to straighten their smiles.


Invisalign is the best option for people who want straighter teeth without turning to traditional braces. Invisalign is a clear aligner that is custom-fitted to your teeth. New aligners are sent to you periodically in order to gradually shift the position of your teeth. Invisalign is so subtle that many people won’t even realize you are wearing it. However, because the aligners are removable, they require a little more responsibility than traditional braces.

Are you ready for a straighter smile? Pearl Dentistry is here to help. Call us at 713-766-4389 to schedule a consultation. You can also book an appointment online.

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