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A Comparison Of Invisalign Vs. Braces: Cost, Results & Treatment Time

If you are considering orthodontic treatment and you are in or near Golden Gate Park, Dr. Sosis is here to help. At Golden Gate Dental, we specialize in orthodontic treatment and can provide you with the care you need to get a beautiful, straight smile.

We know you have options when it comes to treatments, so we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about the cost, results, and treatment times of both Invisalign and traditional metal braces: 

The Cost Of Invisalign Vs. Braces

Every patient is different and the cost of orthodontic treatment can vary quite a bit depending on your needs. The cost of treatment varies based on things like the extent of your orthodontic issues, the position of your teeth, and a number of other factors.

To get an estimate of the cost of Invisalign and braces, come into Golden Gate Dental for a consultation. Dr. Sosis will examine your mouth and give you a quote for how much your treatment will cost with Invisalign or traditional metal braces.

The Results Of Invisalign Vs. Braces

If you qualify as a candidate for either Invisalign or traditional braces, you can expect to get almost identical results. Both Invisalign and braces are effective methods of orthodontic treatment and can help straighten your teeth to provide you with a better, healthier smile.

However, braces are a much better choice if you have more serious orthodontic health issues. For example, if you have large gaps between your teeth, very crowded teeth, or a poorly positioned jaw, braces are a much better option compared to Invisalign. Invisalign is usually only suitable for minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues.

The Treatment Time Of Invisalign Vs. Braces

When it comes to the overall length of treatment, Invisalign is the clear winner. For most patients, Invisalign takes about 20-24 sets of aligners. Each aligner is swapped about every 2 weeks, putting the average treatment time at under a year. 

In contrast, braces usually require a minimum of 12-18 months of treatment to correct your smile. If you have more severe orthodontic needs, you may even need to wear them for 2-3 years or longer.

Get In Touch Now To See Which Treatment Is Right For You! 

Invisalign and braces are both great options for correcting your teeth and restoring your smile. While Invisalign is a good option for most patients, braces are more powerful and versatile and may be more suitable if you have serious orthodontic issues.

Want to learn more, and find out which treatment is right for your needs? Contact Golden Gate Dental now at (415) 367-3444, or stop by our office at 3200 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94118 to make an appointment.