Invisalign® vs. Braces

Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners custom-made for each patient’s teeth. These aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed when eating or brushing teeth. This makes it very discrete and attractive to patients of all ages. Clear aligners and specifically Invisalign are the newest innovation in orthodontics, created to replace traditional bracket and wire braces that aren’t removable during treatment. Each type of treatment has advantages, but for most patients, Invisalign is preferred. At Forcioli Family Dentistry, we offer the most trusted Invisalign Clear aligners to help you achieve a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional braces.

Benefits of Invisalign (Clear Aligners)

When it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces:


Whether you’re a teen dating or a business executive regularly giving speeches to shareholders, you want to always look your best. Getting Invisalign clear aligners enhances your smile without making you go through a long stretch of wearing “railroad tracks” on your teeth. With Invisalign, you can smile all you want without anybody knowing you’re wearing clear aligners. You can even take them out for important speeches or a special date!


Unlike metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are made from smooth, comfortable plastic that won’t irritate your gums or cheeks. Every week, you switch from one clear aligner to the next, slowly shifting your teeth into better alignment with minimal discomfort. On the other hand, braces must be adjusted by an Orthodontist in office, which is more frequent and you feel more pain as the brackets and wires push and pull your teeth into their new positions.


With Invisalign, you can achieve your desired results in less time compared to traditional braces. Our advanced technology allows for faster and more efficient teeth straightening. Most patients with mild to moderate misalignment can have their teeth straightened in 9-16 months. Traditional braces can take much longer, with some patients wearing braces for two years or longer.


Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and maintain proper oral hygiene without any restrictions. If desired, you can also remove them for special occasions (such as the prom or a wedding). This is also very convenient for patients who frequently public speak or are in the public spotlight.


If you play contact sports, you know getting hit in the face can cause serious injuries. If you have traditional braces, the inside of the lips and your mouth and tongue can sustain severe cuts when you get a blow to the face. There’s no need to worry with Invisalign®. You can remove your clear aligners before your game and pop them back in afterward. The aligners can even act as a mouthguard if you forgot yours at home!


The cost of Invisalign may be slightly lower (10-15% less) than traditional braces because you receive a series of disposable clear aligners rather than a single set of metal braces. But this isn’t always the case. For some patients clear aligners may be the same cost as traditional braces. With Invisalign, no matter the price, you benefit from a shorter treatment time, less pain, and greater convenience, making the potential difference in cost well worth it.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign is the clear choice for achieving a beautiful smile. With its numerous benefits and our expertise in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, choosing Invisalign at Forcioli Family Dentistry ensures you receive top-quality care and exceptional results. Dr. Forcioli will custom design your case based on the initial diagnostic scan with our 3D Itero scanner.

Contact us today at Lombard IL Cosmetic Dentistry Office Phone Number 630-627-1495 to schedule a consultation and discover how Invisalign can transform your smile!