If you search up “invisible braces”, you will definitely find “Invisalign” at the top of the page and you may wonder how it is different from the other clear aligner options in the market. Like normal braces,

Invisalign is used to treat overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, gap teeth and crowded teeth issues. With 3D visualisation and Computer-Aided Design (CAD), dentists can accurately map out treatment plans with fast-track plastic aligners manufacturing.

Invisalign products can be used by the full spectrum of patients who want to straighten their teeth. Those with straightforward cases to complex cases with severe crowding of teeth. Ex-braces wearers can also use Invisalign.

Like any other invention out there, Invisalign is not perfect. While it can achieve the same purpose as regular braces, fixed braces have the “add-on parts” such as spacers and expanders that are more effective to treat very complex bite issues.

Unlike fixed braces that are attached to your teeth at all times, Invisalign needs you to wear them for 22 hours each day to keep the effectiveness, requiring personal self-discipline. 

To keep the aligner clean, users are advised not to eat while wearing it. 

as it may trap food and bacteria may grow on it. This causes it to lose points to fixed braces in terms of convenience. 

In short, Invisalign may have lesser pain in the beginning treatment than fixed braces, users are required to take care of the aligners and require self-discipline to keep the aligners on for the duration recommended by the dentist everyday.

Types of Bites

To sum it all up, with Invisalign, your friends and colleagues will not tease you about the appearance of your braces since it is invisible. Additionally, as you need to remove your aligner while eating and drinking, you do not have to change your diet. The worry of food getting stuck in your braces is no longer relevant. While Invisalign is indeed effective for correcting your teeth’ misalignment, it does require high diligence to take care of it.


The effectiveness of Invisalign depends a lot on the patient. It requires you to be cooperative and remember to put on your aligners regularly.