Invisalign vs Braces

invisalign vs braces on teens

Invisalign vs Braces: Which Option is Right for You?

When looking at which orthodontic treatment is right for you, comparing Invisalign vs Braces, there are many different factors to choose from. Both Invisalign and braces have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. So, how do you know which one to choose? Below we’ll discuss Invisalign vs braces!



Can be metal or clear. Metal braces are silver, with colorful bands making them more visible. Clear braces are tooth-colored and less visible.


Invisalign aligners are invisible to other people. This allows patients the chance to straighten their smile without others noticing!

Braces can bend or break if certain foods are eaten. Popcorn, taffy, and whole apples are a no-go with braces!

Eating and Drinking

Aligners are not to be worn while eating or drinking (besides water), meaning there are no limits on what you can and cannot have!

Brackets are placed on each tooth and are connected by a wire. Throughout treatment, we adjust the wires to apply gradual pressure and move your teeth.


Along with aligners, we also place tooth-colored attachments on certain teeth. This allows us to have more control over the movement of each tooth.

Braces require a few more visits as we are adjusting the wires to ensure movement of the teeth.

Follow Up

You will receive several trays at the beginning of treatment, meaning less time in the office. Check up’s are every 4-6 weeks.

At Bubon Orthodontics our average treatment time for braces is between 12 – 14 months.

Treatment Time

At Bubon Orthodontics our average treatment time for Invisalign is between 12 – 18 months.

Whether you choose Invisalign or braces, you’re in good hands with Wisconsin’s best value for braces and Invisalign. Schedule your free consultation today and we’ll help choose the right treatment for you!