Dentist Journal

Invisalign Vs Braces…what is the difference?

The main difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign (aligners) are completely removable. This means whenever you wish to clean your teeth or have a meal, the aligner is removed. Hence, invisalign does not affect your lifestyle as significantly as braces do. However, as braces are fixed to the teeth and not removable (except by your dentist), they are working 24/7. Invisalign only works while you are wearing them so discipline is needed to follow the recommended wear time.

Speaking of which, for invisalign to be effective, they must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day.