Invisalign® or Braces? The Differences Between Both

Invisalign Clear Aligners: The popular alternative to traditional metal braces for straightening teeth. Here you can learn the differences between these two highly effective orthodontic treatment options that we offer in Burnaby, Langley, and North Delta.


Invisalign Clear Aligners are a series of removable plastic aligners that are clear and transparent. They have the ability to help straighten your teeth without using wires or metal.

Your treatment with Invisalign will involve wearing each set of aligners for ten to fourteen days before switching to the next set of aligners in the series. Your orthodontist will determine the exact time you have to wear each set based on your individual requirements.

The people around you will have a hard time seeing your aligners because they are made from a transparent plastic that makes them look invisible when being worn. This makes Invisalign a great choice if you are concerned about the aesthetics of traditional braces.

You can also remove your aligners, so you don't have to make major changes to the food you eat or to your dental care routine.


With traditional metal and wire braces, your dentist manipulates small metal components to guide your bite and/or teeth into a new and corrected position.

The three primary components of traditional braces include brackets, elastic bands, and wires. Together they apply specifically calibrated forces to slowly move and shift your teeth into a corrected position over a set time period.

Today traditional metal braces are far less problematic and obtrusive to everyday life because, over the years there have been improvements made to their comfort, size, and design.

This treatment method works efficiently for both complex and simple orthodontic conditions.

Call our orthodontists at SmileTown Orthodontics Braces & Invisalign today to learn more about the orthodontic treatments we have available or to book your consultation.