Dr. Jesse Teng

Invisalign or Cosmetic Braces?

Many orthodontic patients want invisible or clear braces. Did you know at JT Orthodontics you can choose cosmetic braces that blend in with your teeth or invisible aligners like Invisalign? Which option is right for you? Keep reading to find out.

Cosmetic Braces can Handle Complex Tooth Movements

There may be certain tooth movements that would be challenging for aligners but that braces can handle easily. Some of these movements are still possible with aligners, but will take a much longer time, increasing treatment time and costs. Some movements are virtually impossible with aligners. For more complex cases, your orthodontist may recommend braces over Invisalign to minimize potential complications.

Cosmetic Braces Require Less Patient Compliance

Aligners are removable, which allows for less lifestyle changes than braces. However, this also means patient noncompliance can stall treatment even more quickly and seriously. With braces, you don’t have to worry about losing or forgetting aligners or paying replacement fees for lost aligners.

Invisalign is Invisible

Cosmetic braces are still bulky, and the clear brackets can stain if you eat certain foods. Invisalign aligners are clear and fit seamlessly over your teeth and tooth-colored attachments, making them almost invisible even at close range.

Invisalign Requires Less Lifestyle Changes

Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing for normal brushing and flossing and minimal dietary restrictions.

Invisalign can Handle More Complex Cases than Ever Before!

With technological advancements, doctors with more experience in Invisalign can treat a broad range of cases previously untreatable by Invisalign. Find an orthodontist, like Dr. Jesse Teng with significant Invisalign experience for a better chance at Invisalign treatment working for you.


Whether you decide on treatment in braces or Invisalign, JT Orthodontics is the El Paso orthodontics office for you. Call our West Side El Paso orthodontic office at (915) 581-5476 or our East Side El Paso orthodontic office at (915) 855-6616 today, or book a free consultation online.

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