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A 36-year-old member asked:

Hello docs, i need to get invisalign but i am not sure if it works, and i am confused on if braces are better?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Invisalign: Works but there are limitations. There are also some advantages. It's more important the orthodontist you choose to treat you than the method he\she utilizes. Get an orthodontic consult and ask for a full explanation of the pros and cons of each as well as what would be best for your particular situation.
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Choices: Both can provide you with a beautiful smile and each have their pros and cons. Invisalign will likely cost you more and take longer, but as an adult you may prefer how it looks while you are in treatment.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Not equivalent: Braces and clear aligners are not equivalent. Both are seed to improve alignment and occlusion of teeth, but braces are more vesitile and achieve greater correction, aligners are more comfortable and esthetic. Aligners take longer and are more costly. Braces achieve more sophisticated results and better post-treatment stability. See. Fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for best care.
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Last updated Oct 5, 2019

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