What’s The Better Investment: Six-Month Braces Or Invisalign?

Six-Month Braces Vs. Invisalign
09 May 2016

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Braces, including Invisalign, are an investment of time and money, but the results can be life-changing! Many people find their crooked teeth give them low self-confidence, which can result in many problems – both personal and professional.

For those who didn’t have braces as a child, there are now more options than ever to get a straight smile as an adult. Of course, the less time spent with braces on the better! Two major options include Invisalign, or Six-Month Braces. But which is the better investment?


During Invisalign treatment, custom-made, virtually invisible plastic aligners are worn. These aligners are created specifically for you, by your dentist. They gradually shift your teeth into place and require no metal wires or brackets.

The main benefit of Invisalign aligners is that they are nearly invisible, as opposed to traditional braces. Another benefit is that they are removable so it is easy to stay on top of your oral hygiene!

Since Invisalign is removable, it’s important that you remember to replace after eating, brushing, and flossing, as you will only achieve good results if you wear your aligners for the recommended amount of hours per day. This means you play a huge part in straightening your smile!

Six-Month Braces

Six-Month Braces are a great way to cut the cost and time commitment of invisalign, or traditional braces. Six-Month Braces are the same colour as your teeth, so while not invisible, they’re hardly noticeable–a great alternative to traditional, metal braces.

Your teeth can be dramatically straightened within six months, resulting in less time spent at the dentist or orthodontist, and less impact on your general lifestyle.

The efficacy of Six-Month Braces has a lot to do with the state of your teeth. If the front teeth are most in need of straightening, excellent results can be achieved in six months. However, if all the teeth are crooked, or if you have significant bite issues, more time and orthodontic work may be necessary.

Deciding which option is right for you is completely up to you and your dentist or orthodontist! If your dentist believes Six-Month Braces are the right option, and will be effective in giving you the smile you want, then they are a great, time-saving, cost-effective option!

However, depending on a patient’s specific symptoms and condition, our specialists may instead recommend Invisalign, traditional braces, or cosmetic dentistry.

If you are considering Six-Month Braces, or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Discovery Dental! From cleanings to crowns, implants to veneers, you can trust our expert team to give you a beautiful smile!

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