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which is quicker: invisalign or metal braces (etc.)?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Apples and oranges: As braces are on average more than 90% effective, and clear aligners are on average 41% effective, that's more important than length of treatment. In other words a qualified orthodontist can produce better treatment in less time using fixed rather than removable appliances. If clear aligners were so good wouldn't orthodontic specialists have abandoned braces years ago? Braces are better.
Answered on Jan 18, 2014

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