Invisalign and braces both serve the same purpose – to help your teeth get in better shape. Each of the treatments contains benefits as well as side effects. So, in this article, we will be comparing both treatments side to side. Firstly, let us briefly describe both braces and Invisalign.


Braces are metal brackets closely tied to your teeth. Whereas, Invisalign is invisible aligners worn to move your teeth with gradual force. Both the treatments work in the same way. But we can expect certain differences in terms of time, convenience, and cost.

So, let’s compare both of them to yield one final conclusion.


Time period

Average braces might take 18 months to 3 years to show proper results. For braces, dental visits are less frequent. You might need to visit your dentist after every 4-8 weeks. Braces are not removable, so you will have to wear them 24/7.


On the contrary, Invisalign treatment takes 6 to 18 months, depending on various factors. While with Invisalign aligners, the number of visits would be after 4-6 weeks. The best part about Invisalign aligners is that they are removable, and you can remove them for 2-4 hours. 


So, braces win a point here for requiring fewer dental visits.



For metal braces, regular brushing and gargling are the best way to maintain them.

Whereas, aligners are removable, therefore, dentists recommend to put them in a rinsing tray and warm water. Brushing will also help to maintain them.

Both of them are easy to maintain. However, Invisalign is removable, therefore, easier to maintain. So, a point goes to Invisalign aligners.



As everyone knows that metal braces appear to be ugly. The silver-colored metal wire is not hidden from anyone. One can pay some extra bucks to get a natural tooth’s colored metal wire.

Invisalign aligners rock here! They are crystal clear and invisible.

Clearly, Invisalign is a winner here!


Food restrictions

Braces don’t allow anyone to eat sticky food or hard food.

Whereas, you can eat everything and anything while getting an Invisalign treatment. How? You must have to remove the aligners (and keep them safe somewhere as you don’t want to lose them).



Braces are pocket-friendly. Average braces might cost you around $2000 to $5000 here in Toronto.

Meanwhile, aligners cost starts from $5000.


If we talk about being pocket-friendly, braces are better. But, if we talk in terms of performance, time frame, and convenience, aligners are also good. Here, you can decide what’s best for you. And in case, you cannot decide which one is better, you can consult with a dentist in Toronto.



Both the treatments are effective in their own ways. Hence, we conclude that it is a tie between both treatments. It eventually depends on the patients and the level of patience/money one has, to decide what’s more suitable for them.

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