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Invisalign: Invisible Braces vs Traditional Braces - How Does It Work?

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Having a bright and straight smile is something that everybody desires.

To achieve that, people can choose between plenty of treatments and count with diverse information about them. Years ago, the star chosen treatment was the traditional braces. However, nowadays, invisible braces are gaining more and more popularity.

Say Hello to Invisalign!

What makes this treatment alternative so popular? In short, it proposes an "invisible" method of straightening your teeth. The Invisalign system replaces the metal braces used in traditional orthodontic treatments with removable, see-through trays (aligners) made of clear and durable plastic.

Invisible braces vs traditional braces

Both invisible and traditional braces attempt to deliver the same result, a correctly aligned smile that will improve patients' aesthetics and oral health. Although some complex cases still require the old-fashioned train tracks, most cases can be treated with both alternatives.

Deciding which one is more suitable for your case will depend on your preferences and needs provided by your Doctor. The price of both treatments is similar, as well the length. So, why to chose one over the other?

Patients will go with invisible braces, such as Invisalign, to improve their smile with a more discrete treatment. The aligners are almost unnoticeable, so it's an excellent choice for those looking for a minor change in their smile's aesthetic.

On the other hand, patients will prefer traditional braces when they want something fixed that doesn’t need to be taken care of. And for some other clients, the ‘’old’ school feel’’ just because they feel more comfortable with older known methods instead of trying out something new.

How does it work?

It uses tooth-coloured fillings bonded to teeth, called Smart-Force attachments.

These special fillings replace the metal brackets and allow teeth to be moved in the right direction with the right amount of force. Combining the precise attachments with your dental provider's frequent in-person evaluation, the outcomes for patients with complicated demands will be highly successful.

About 90% of Invisalign reviews, customers rate them with four or five stars.


The first step to straightening your teeth and achieving that perfect smile you are looking for is to visit a licensed dentist.

Dr. Sabrina Porto at ConfiDent Palm Dentist is an Invisalign Platinum Elite practitioner and is ready to answer any of your queries regarding Invisalign.

As said before, the information online is vast, but no online article will better advise you on where to start your journey than a professional.

If you feel that Invisalign might be a choice for you - get in contact with Dr. Sabrina today!

Secondary source educational information gathered by the author.


About ConfiDent ® Palm Dental Clinic.

State-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dental practice awarded Leading Implant Center in GCC and the Middle East.

Our premium class practice uses sophisticated and precision-engineered German-made technology that helps us to perform all treatments at the highest level.

ConfiDent® Dental Surgery Clinic is located right in the center of the Palm Jumeirah, inside the Golden Mile Galleria Mall, building 8 on the mezzanine floor.

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