Many options are available to straighten teeth, and both conventional braces and Invisalign are excellent choices. Each has unique advantages that are worth an in-depth consideration before making a decision. Let’s look at the merits of each of these teeth straightening solutions.


For over fifteen years, Invisalign has been used to straighten teeth. One of the primary benefits of Invisalign is that it is aesthetically pleasing because it is not very noticeable.  Invisalign allows the patient to smile and talk without worry or hindrance. This inconspicuous tray is designed with uber-smooth plastic that is extremely comfortable. The tray is worn directly over the teeth to gradually move them into the proper position. Invisalign trays are easily removed from the mouth to permit eating, drinking, flossing, and brushing.

Invisalign does more than merely straighten teeth. It also helps to remedy bite issues that usually require special treatment. In the end, Invisalign is best characterized as an efficient means of straightening teeth that doesn’t make the wearer overly self-conscious about smiling or talking in public.


Conventional braces are case specific.  There are some orthodontic cases that simply cannot be completed utilizing Invisalign.  These cases are best served with the conventional approach.   Today’s braces are much more visually pleasing than those of the past.   The selections available range from tooth colored brackets and wires to colors that match your favorite school team, sports team, or even a specific holiday theme!

The primary advantage of braces is their ability to rectify teeth that have moved out of alignment. While other tooth straightening devices hinge on the dedication of the patient, braces are nearly foolproof. They remain on the teeth for the duration of treatment. Braces will reliably make teeth look fantastic and obtain the ideal positioning and functionality within your mouth.

If you are debating between Invisalign or conventional braces, then contact Dr. Zola Makrauer at Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts to schedule a consultation!