2813 North Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40223
860 Corporate Drive Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40503

Braces vs. Invisalign: What's The Difference?

BRACES

  • Bonded to teeth, cannot remove
  • Strict compliance required for hygiene and rubber band wear
  • Must avoid eating hard, sticky, and chewy foods
  • Very visible
  • Additional time for cleaning teeth properly
  • Higher risk for white spot decalcification from poor oral hygiene
  • Broken or loose braces require additional appointments
  • Appointment intervals 6-8 weeks
  • Need to wear athletic mouth guard over braces to help prevent lip trauma during sports
  • 2-3 days of discomfort after braces adjustments
  • May take a few weeks for lips and tongue to adjust to braces

INVISALIGN

  • Conveniently removed when eating and brushing
  • Comfortably worn 24/7
  • Virtually zero speech interferences
  • More precisely controlled tooth movement
  • NO food restrictions
  • More esthetic (clear)
  • Brush and Waterpik normally
  • Virtually NO risk of white spot decalcification from poor oral hygiene
  • Great for patients with crowns or dental work
  • Shorter and fewer appointments if worn properly
  • Convenient appointment intervals every 12-16 weeks, with a new aligner weekly
  • Aligners act as a protective mouth guard during sports
  • Virtually zero discomfort from tooth movement with each aligner change
  • 15% faster than braces
  • Best for closing open bites and avoiding jaw surgery

Are you interested in improving your smile and self-confidence?

Drs. Durbin, Morris and Garner would love to speak to you! We specialize in providing affordable orthodontic treatment for youth and adults. We are pleased to offer Invisalign, Convenience Invisalign, dentofacial orthopedics, and accelerated orthodontics.

We also offer traditional metal braces and clear ceramic braces.

We accept virtually all insurance plans and offer financing as low as $80 a month to help make orthodontic treatment feasible. At Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign, Drs. Durbin, Morris, and Garner love creating smiles that last a lifetime... and it is our number one priority!

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.