Should I Get Braces or Invisalign?

Braces are used in straightening your teeth, but nowadays you might decide not to use braces.

Invisalign works better to straighten your teeth without the embarrassment of braces, but how do you know if the treatment is right for you?

We’re going to explore in detail of both options so that you can choose what will work best for you.

Braces and Invisalign basically perform the same function. Using incremental movements, they make it possible to straighten your teeth and improve overall dental health. Within a period of six months to two years, you can have a charming smile that you never imagined possible.


Braces use metal brackets which are glued to the teeth and joined with rubber bands. These bands are tightened in order to gradually straighten your teeth.

Braces require little maintenance compared to Invisalign. Invisalign needs to be brushed after every meal. If you’re into contact sports, then braces are not recommended for you as they can lead to injury. With braces, you can expect soreness after each tightening.


Invisalign is designed to be invisible, they are produced from BPA-free plastic and they lie parallel over the teeth.

Here’s how they work

It starts by getting 3D imaging of your mouth so that an impression is formed, which is then used to create trays. The trays are placed over your teeth and will subtly straighten them over the course of six months to a year.

Invisalign is highly recommended for those who are looking for subtle, less dramatic change, but they require much more maintenance compared to braces.

It’s a must that you remove Invisalign before eating and drinking, and it’s vital that you brush your teeth after every meal before you reapply the Invisalign


Hyatt Dental provides comprehensive dental care at their Houston practice. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us today!

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