Comparing Invisalign vs Braces: Cost, Results and Treatment Time

If you want a straighter smile and you’re looking into orthodontic treatment, Cardinal Family Dentistry wants you to be informed about all of your options. At Cardinal Family Dentistry, we specialize in Invisalign treatment

Curious about how this revolutionary option compares to traditional metal braces? Here’s what you can expect from each treatment when it comes to cost, results, and overall treatment time:

Cost Of Treatment

It’s not really possible to provide you with an accurate quote for either Invisalign or braces without seeing you for a consultation at our office. This is because each patient has different needs for orthodontic correction, and the length and cost of your treatment can vary quite a bit based on your orthodontic issues.

If you want to find out how much Invisalign will cost, the best option is to come to Cardinal Family Dentistry. Dr. Barker will perform a comprehensive orthodontic consultation to determine whether you’re a good candidate and provide you with an estimate for how much you can expect to pay for your treatment. However, if you are a good candidate for both treatments, you will likely pay around the same amount for each treatment. 

Overall Results

If you are a candidate for both Invisalign and braces, you can expect to get similar results after your treatment has been completed. Both methods of orthodontic correction are effective at treating issues like crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, uneven teeth and other issues with alignment if you have minor-to-moderate orthodontic problems. 

However, if you have more severe orthodontic issues like major gaps in your teeth or extremely crowded/crooked teeth, you will likely be a better candidate for braces. Invisalign is not appropriate for treating serious orthodontic issues, and braces will offer better results.

Expected Treatment Time 

Invisalign is the clear winner when it comes to treatment time. Typically, Invisalign treatment takes only about 12 months. Of course, this may vary based on the specifics of your orthodontic needs. However, braces usually take at least 12-18 months to correct your smile. 

Contact Us Now to Find Out If Invisalign is Right For You

At Cardinal Family Dentistry, Dr. Sarah S. Barker can help you get your dream smile in Apex, Cary, New Hill and Holly Springs. If you’re interested in Invisalign and you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate, don't wait. Contact us right away at (919) 589-5001, or stop by our office at 1481 Chapel Ridge Road, Apex, NC 27502 to schedule your appointment. We hope to see you soon.

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