Two important orthodontic treatments that we use for our patients who need treatment for crowding and tooth alignment are braces and invisalign (clear aligners). Although they serve the same purpose, the application tools of the two treatments are completely different from each other and have their own advantages.

Are Braces or Invisalign Better?

The question of whether invisalign or braces are better is decided according to the degree of crowding and misalignment, aesthetic expectations and price factors. There are some orthodontic cases where the degree of crowding is very high and treatment requires major changes in the position of the tooth roots. In such a case, the use of invisalign is ineffective and the best option is braces.

If the disorder in the position of the teeth is not very advanced, the clear aligner is an excellent method in terms of ease of use and aesthetic comfort.

An important point to remember is that patience is the sine qua non of the process, whether it is invisalign or braces method that is suitable for you in orthodontic treatments. As long as you follow the treatment plan of our dentists, it is possible to achieve successful results with these two methods, which are widely used in smile design.

As with all dental treatments, our specialist dentists at Sarıyer Denta Vita Oral and Dental Health Polyclinic make personalised treatment plans for orthodontic treatments. Whether braces or clear aligners are the best option for our patients is decided after the evaluation of the factors mentioned above. You can contact us to find out which orthodontic treatment is right for you and to make an appointment.

What are the Differences between Invisalign and Braces?

We can show the differences between braces and invisalign in a table:



Duration of wearing

Until the treatment is completed, the braces remain fixed on the teeth 24 hours a day and cannot be removed while eating.

Invisalign should remain in the mouth 22 hours a day. They can be removed for 1-2 hours when eating or at special times.


It is necessary to be more careful when providing daily oral and dental hygiene. When brushing the teeth, make sure that there is no food residue between the wires.

Daily oral and dental hygiene is easier to maintain. By removing the clear aligners, the teeth can be brushed and the aligners can be cleaned as recommended.

Aesthetic appearance

The wires on the teeth are immediately recognisable when speaking and smiling. On the other hand, customisation can be made with porcelain or coloured brackets.

Clear aligners are colourless by design and are not easily impaired during speech and laughter.

Impact on speech

Braces do not have any negative effect on speech.

It may affect speech in some patients, but not severely.

Allergic reaction

Patients with allergies to metal may have difficulty in use. The porcelain option can be utilised.

Invisalign are less likely to cause allergies. Most patients can use them safely.

Session frequency

Sessions are 1 - 2 months apart.

Sessions are 1 - 2 weeks apart.

Session duration

15 minutes.

30 minutes.


Braces prices are more affordable.

Invisalign prices are more expensive.


Braces Advantages

The biggest advantage of braces is that they are an effective treatment method for severe tooth crowding and tooth alignment disorders. Braces can easily provide large tooth root movements. Braces prices are generally lower and offer orthodontic treatment with less budget.

Invisalign Advantages

The biggest advantage of the invisalign is that it offers an aesthetically satisfying and comfortable orthodontic treatment. The treatment process of mild dental crowding is completed quickly. Another advantage of Invisalign treatment is that the aligners can be removed at any time, even for a short time, and can be easily cleaned.