Adult Braces: Invisalign or INBRACE?

Adults looking to straighten their smiles will be glad to know that orthodontics has come a long way since the traditional metal braces of their youth. Two of the newest treatment choices are clear aligners called Invisalign® and next-generation lingual braces known as INBRACE.

A free consultation with experienced Denver orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman is the best way to learn which type of orthodontia is right for you. In the meantime, weigh your options by reading about how Invisalign® and INBRACE compare.


Invisalign® straightens teeth using clear plastic aligners. These aligner trays, customized for your smile and treatment plan, work to gradually shift your teeth using gentle pressure. You’ll get new trays every 6-8 weeks during your routine office visits.

Invisalign® aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can also take them off for special occasions, or for playing a sport or instrument. Be sure to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results.


INBRACE is a new type of lingual (tongue-facing) brace. The INBRACE Smartwire attaches to the back of your teeth with slim brackets. This wire isn’t straight like other lingual braces. Instead, it dips down to the gum line in strategic locations, allowing you to brush and floss normally.

INBRACE uses GentleForce technology to straighten your smile in a way that’s healthier for your teeth and gums. It’s designed to apply light and continuous pressure over time.

A significant advantage of INBRACE is that it’s completely hidden. It’s also non-removable, so you won’t have to worry about taking it out to eat or enjoy a special event.

Key Takeaways

Invisalign® and INBRACE are excellent treatment options for the right candidates. Both treat many of the same issues as traditional braces to create a beautiful smile. Additionally, INBRACE is often priced similarly to Invisalign, though that’s not always the case.

INBRACE is completely undetectable, non-removable, and uses gentle technology to facilitate the healthiest movement. Meanwhile, Invisalign® is discrete, wireless, and removable.

Schedule a Free Orthodontic Consultation in Aurora

Dr. Rudman will help you find the ideal treatment to straighten your smile. He can answer questions about treatment length, comfort, and other factors.

Call 303-331-0222 today to schedule a free consultation. Advanced Orthodontic Care serves Denver, Stapleton, Cherry Creek, and nearby areas of Colorado.

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