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Invisalign vs Braces

Traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both effective orthodontic treatment options. To help you decide which option is best to straighten your smile, here's more about braces and Invisalign from our Coquitlam orthodontists.


Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign, Coquitlam Orthodontists

Invisalign can straightens your teeth using a series of clear orthodontic aligners, without the need for metal brackets or wires.

Invisalign treatment involves a series of clear orthodontic aligners. You simply wear each set of aligners for about two weeks then switch to the next set in your series. 

Invisalign is so discrete that others may not even notice that you are straightening your teeth. The clear aligners are made from SmartTrack, a thin transparent plastic. 

With Invisalign there are no significant changes to your diet or to your at-home oral care routines because Invisalign aligners are easily removable. 

Traditional Metal Braces

Braces, Coquitlam Orthodontists

Traditional orthodontic treatment uses wires and small metal components to guide your teeth into their desired positions.  

Braces have three main components: brackets, wires and elastic bands. These parts work together to apply calibrated forces to your teeth.

Traditional metal braces are an effective orthodontic treatment option for correcting simple or complex misalignment and malocclusion issues.

Traditional metal braces are now much less obtrusive and more comfortable than ever thanks to a number of design improvements over the years.

If you're ready to straighten your smile and would like more information about Invisalign or traditional metal braces, contact our Coquitlam orthodontists at Austin Heights Orthodontics.