JB White DDS

Teens and adults alike come to our office seeking orthodontic treatment. It can be used to solve problems related to malaligned teeth, temporal mandibular joint disorders and airway issues, just to name a few. As smile design has advanced over the years, so have treatment options. 

Traditional braces (brackets and wires) may be the best treatment for complex tooth movement but in many instances, clear aligners by Invisalign are the treatment option of choice. While an assessment is necessary to recommend a proper treatment plan, it’s worth reviewing a comparison of orthodontic treatment options. Here are a few things to look at when comparing traditional braces to Invisalign.

Both traditional braces and clear aligners are used to treat cases such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gap teeth
  • Open bite
  • Speech difficulty 
  • Teeth grinding
  • Mouth breathing 
  • Difficulty chewing 


Invisalign has several benefits compared to traditional braces: 

  • More comfortable than traditional braces
  • Minimally invasive smile enhancement 
  • Custom treatment mapping
  • Algorithm driven accuracy 
  • Removable 
  • Makes eating, drinking and flossing easier
  • Eliminates the possibility of emergency visits for broken wires
  • Practically invisible
  • Long lasting results 


Traditional bracket and wire braces also have benefits: 

  • Better suited Complex tooth movement
  • Traditional braces straighten the tooth from the root 
  • Patient participation in keeping braces on is 100%
  • Braces can cost less than clear aligners


JB White DDS is an award winning cosmetic dentist recognized world wide for his superiority in aesthetic dentistry. To view Dr. White’s individual case studies and to see before and after photos, visit our Orthodontic Treatments page. If you have more questions about Invisalign vs. braces, see our FAQ section at the bottom of our Orthodontic Treatments page. 

If you or your teenager are in need of straighter teeth, call our offices to book an appointment with Dr. White today. (702) 823-3000