When Are Metal Braces Better Than Clear Aligners?

ceramic braces in Denver Clear aligner treatments like Invisalign® have mass appeal. Not only are they removable and virtually undetectable, but they are capable of straightening most bite problems. So, it may come as a surprise to learn that they aren’t the best orthodontic option for every patient.

There are many instances where you may choose metal braces instead of clear aligners, including:

  • If you have a complex case: Metal braces can correct fairly complex problems with teeth alignment. These problems include severe crossbite, underbite, and other significant bite abnormalities. Meanwhile, Invisalign® aligners are often reserved for more straightforward cases. 
  • If you want the fastest treatment: Metal braces are irremovable, which means that they may be a faster treatment option for patients who lack self-discipline. These braces are working 24/7 to straighten your smile. If you suspect that you or your teen will have trouble being diligent with aligner wear, metal braces could be a better choice. 
  • If you want the convenience of a non-removable appliance: You may worry about the hassle of losing or changing clear aligner trays. In that case, a non-removable option could be more convenient.

Advanced Orthodontic Care in Denver offers several different types of metal braces. Options include traditional braces, ceramic braces with a metal wire, the Synergy® R bracket system, INBRACE lingual braces, and Incognito™ Hidden Braces. Some of these braces are even more discreet than Invisalign® due to their placement behind the teeth.

“Dr. Rudman is by far the best Orthodontist I’ve ever been to, and I have been to one in four different states. His team is super friendly, and they are very accomodating if you need anything at all. I cannot recommend Advanced Orthodontic Care enough.” – Andy M.

Talk to Our Denver Orthodontist

Are braces a better match for you than Invisalign®? It depends on your unique needs, preferences, and smile concerns.

Experienced orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman will help you find the ideal treatment plan. He has been helping patients achieve beautiful and confident smiles for decades.

Call 303-331-0222 to schedule a consultation at Advanced Orthodontic Care. We serve patients from Denver, Cherry Creek, Stapleton, and nearby areas of Colorado.

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