Braces Vs. Invisalign: Which Is Best?

Braces Vs. Invisalign: Which Is Best?

Braces and Invisalign are both designed to straighten teeth while improving your smile and your oral health. If you are deciding between braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you may be faced with many questions. Which one is more effective? Which one is more affordable? If you don’t know which one is right for you, fear not! Our Encino dentist, Dr. Mahooti, will help you choose the correct option at your initial complementary consultation.


Invisalign is a fairly new form of treatment that debuted around the year 2000, so many patients may not be too familiar with it just yet. The aligner trays that are used are made of clear, smooth and comfortable plastic that are worn over your teeth. These trays are switched out every couple of weeks so that your teeth are moved to the correct position. One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is that it is virtually undetectable, so most of your friends won’t even know you have it. It is designed to be invisible!


Braces, on the other hand, consist of metal brackets that are attached to the front of your teeth and tied together by archwires and miniature rubber bands. Modernized brackets are designed to match your tooth enamel color which makes them more discreet than ever before.

Both braces and Invisalign help treat:

  • Misalignments
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Spacing issues
  • Mild crowding

Please note that severe alignment issues or crowding may require a more direct approach such as traditional braces.

Remember, there is no one treatment that is right for everyone. Visit our dentist in Encino today and be on your way to getting the smile of your dreams.