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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me docs, is invisalign better in certain cases than metal braces?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes: If you want improvement of tooth positions and refuse to wear braces or standard removable appliances, invisalign type treatment is better as there's not much else you can do!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Better?: More esthetic...yes. Better...no. In the hands of a qualified Orthodontic Specialist, braces are >90% effective. Clear aligners about 41% effective. So it's a question of vanity vas efficacy.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Randall Shaw
Orthodontics 38 years experience
If you have crowns: If most of your teeth are crowns it may be easier to use Invisalign instead of braces that would need to hold to the crowns
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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