Invisalign vs. Traditional Metal Braces


Having a crooked smile isn’t just embarrassing, it can also make it harder to eat and talk over time. At Stroope Orthodontics, we offer quite a few orthodontic options for a straighter smile. If you’re torn between Invisalign® and metal braces, let this guide help you decide!

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear, discreet, and custom-made clear aligners that fit over your teeth and straighten them over time. They can move your teeth in any direction and even rotate crooked teeth! However, keep in mind that rotating crooked teeth may take longer with Invisalign.

Invisalign Process

Invisalign patients receive a new aligner every two weeks for gradual, yet noticeable results and should wear their aligners for 20-22 hours per day.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is great for those who want to straighten their teeth unobtrusively and inconspicuously. It's also a very convenient orthodontic option because you can remove them when you eat, brush, and floss. The timeline of the average Invisalign treatment depends on the extent of your specific issues, and also depends on how consistent you are in wearing your aligners.

What Are Traditional Metal Braces?

Traditional metal braces is an excellent option for patients who have issues with crowding, overbites, and underbites, as well as large gaps. Although people commonly think that metal braces are big and clunky, the brackets that we use today are much smaller and more comfortable than ever before!

Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are generally more affordable than Invisalign, and they’re more versatile in terms of what they can correct. Because orthodontic technology has advanced so much in the last few years, traditional metal braces are more comfortable than ever before, and you won’t have to experience the dreaded soreness and pain so commonly associated with having them.

Worried About the Cost of Orthodontics?

Don't be! Our office strives to make it easy for you to receive the best orthodontic care possible at a price you can afford. We will help you with insurance claims and paperwork, and if you don't have dental insurance, we accept a variety of payment options! We offer convenient-in house financing at 0% interest with low down payments and low monthly payments. We also accept all major credit cards, ARKids First, SoonerCare, CareCredit, cash, and check payments.

Consult with Our Friendly Team!

If you’re not sure whether Invisalign or traditional metal braces are right for you, our team at Stroope Orthodontics is happy to assess your needs and budget and work with you to choose the right plan. Contact us today to set up a consultation!