Braces vs Aligners
Braces vs Aligners Update - Which is Best?
We get asked this question a lot, and understandably so! A recent study published May 2023 titled "One-Sixth of Patients Needed to Switch From Invisalign to Fixed Appliances to Complete Their Orthodontic Treatment" is some good insight.
Here are some other insights in the study:
The 500 patients in the study who began treatment with Invisalign required an average of 2.5 refinements.
Only 6.0% completed Invisalign treatment without a single refinement.
The average duration of treatment with Invisalign was 22.8 months, 5.1 months more than that estimated at consultation.
An additional 16.5 aligners were required for patients who switched to braces, and an additional 6.9 months for braces.
Conclusion: aligners are a good option, but it's good to be as informed as possible before making a decision of what's best for you.