Braces and Invisalign, both are dental procedures that are used in order to treat misaligned teeth. Although, purpose of both the treatments is the same, but they differ from each other on so many levels.


Let’s consider their cost at first, because let’s face it, in today’s expensive time, affordability of any thing matters. As far as braces and Invisalign are concerned, there is not a huge difference amongst their prices, but braces are comparatively cheaper. Since there is a range of braces available in the market, their price ranges from £1500 onwards depending upon the type of braces you choose. On the other hand, Invisalign is a new technology product and costs a bit more.


How an orthodontic treatment make the patient look has been a topic of serious discussion for quite some time. As a part of human nature, outward appearance is of significant value to us. Keeping this in mind, modern dentistry came up with the procedure of Invisalign to treat misaligned teeth or overbites.

Where braces are easily noticeable, Invisalign is almost unrecognizable to the viewers because of its transparent nature. Braces are of metallic colour, but paying some extra money, you can get them in any colour of your preference.


Invisalign is a removable device. On the contrary, braces are fixed into their position and can be removed by a clinician, only. The fixed nature of braces eliminate the possibility of any embarrassing surprises, whereas it is highly likely for Invisalign to slip out of its places while its user is eating, talking, and so on.


Both the appliances require preservation in order to keep functioning appropriately for a longer time. Cleaning braces is more convenient as compared to Invisalign.

If Invisalign is left unattended, it can cause further oral health issues. The Invisalign tray can become odorous, and it can also cause bacteria to accumulate on the unattended trays. Braces also trigger bacteria growth on the aligner, but with timely cleaning, this prospect could be foregone.

At Court Drive Dental Practice in Uxbridge, we offer a range of braces procedures including six month smile braces, Invisalign and inman aligners. Speak to our friendly team on 01895 233 955 or visit our website to book your free consultation.

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