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See how other treatment options stack up to Invisalign® treatment.

Just deciding you're ready to transform your smile is a big step. The next step is deciding the best way for you to do it. See why 5 million people have chosen Invisalign clear aligners.

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Other
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Traditional
braces
Lifestyle
Easily removable for eating and drinking
No emergency visits for broken brackets and wires
Appearance
Virtually invisible
Hygiene
Easily removable, so you can keep brushing and flossing as usual
Material
Made from SmartTrack® material, for more predictable, controlled tooth movements1
Made from off-the-shelf plastic
Made from traditional metal brackets and wires
Comfort
Every aligner is trimmed based on each user's gum line for better comfort and appearance
Tracking
Blue compliance indicator makes it easy to ensure teens wear aligners enough
Payment
Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans2
Backed by the Invisalign Teen Guarantee: if you’re unsatisfied with treatment within the first six months, you can switch to braces at no additional cost3

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The iTero digital scanning system eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth by creating a 3D digital scan of your teeth. It offers a fast and more comfortable experience and it’s more accurate, resulting in a more precise fit from your Invisalign aligners.

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A doctor’s overall experience level reflects the relative number of patients he/she has treated with Invisalign® aligners. Doctors who have achieved the “Plus” status have more experience within a given level. Doctors who have achieved the VIP status are Valued Invisalign Providers.

In addition to treating adults, doctors with a star in their icon also treat teens with Invisalign clear aligners.