Invisalign Vs. Braces Which One is Better? -

Invisalign Vs. Braces Which One is Better?



Learn more

Hello, friend! Welcome to Thrive Dental & Orthodontics! We're here to support you and answer your dental questions so come say hello!

hi, we're drs. coughlin


learn more about:



teeth whitening

dental implants

dental crowns

children's dentistry

emergency dentistry


restorative dentistry

discount plan

direct bonding

invisalign and braces doctor in allen texas discussing treatment options

Ahh the age old question… to straighten teeth with Invisalign or Braces. Okay, maybe it’s not the age old question for everyone but I deal with this every day. It seems like summer time is the time where everyone wants to straighten their teeth. With many people staying at home straightening their teeth with no one looking has become even a bigger deal. Let me try to answer the question of which is better, braces or Invisalign.

Metal and Clear Braces

These are the classics that have been around for over 100 years. Our founding father, Edward Angle, started this profession and it has grown into a massive industry serving millions of patients yearly. Braces have come from being purely for function to becoming something young and old want for esthetic reasons.

Braces are the tried and true way to move teeth. They have been used for such a long time and every orthodontist knows how to use them well. We feel extremely comfortable moving teeth with braces and we know what will work and what won’t. I always say that metal or clear braces are the gold standard to move teeth.

Invisalign History and Attachments

Invisalign has been around for over 20 years and is continuously getting better. They have seemingly endless amount of money to market their product and make it better. It went from a product that was just OK at moving teeth to something that really works amazingly well.

If you had these clear aligners 5 years ago you may not recognize how small their attachments are now. The Invisalign attachments used to be almost as large as braces and now they are so small you can barely see them.

Invisalign is still not for everyone but it’s a great product that can give you great results.

Braces and Invisalign dentist in Frisco Texas

Download my FREE Ortho Guide, made just for you, to answer all your questions about braces and how to give yourself the best chance at a beautiful smile for life.

How Much Is Invisalign?

The price of Invisalign is nearly always higher than metal or clear braces. The cost to fabricate Invisalign trays is very high and that’s why the price of Invislign is so much higher. Insurance can sometimes cover a big chunk of the price but people are often surprised that Invisalign costs more. To go into that a littler further check out the post we did earlier




Pros and Cons of Invisalign

Like I have said earlier, these invisible aligners are a great product. It allows you to straighten your teeth without people noticing. You don’t have any dietary restrictions because you take out your trays to eat and drink. It’s cleaner because once again you take out your trays to brush and floss.

The biggest downfall of Invisalign is people get bored and stop wearing it. You have to wear Invisalign trays on average 22 hours a day. If you wear it less then that your results will not be good.


Invisalign is a great product that I love to use. I believe it is still not as good as braces but it allows people who would otherwise not straighten their teeth access to something that can help them gain a confident smile.

There are pros and cons with both clear aligners and Braces. Braces may give you a better result but you have to be careful to clean your teeth better and avoid hard, stick chewy foods. Invisalign looks way better but you may get fatigued wearing them all the time.

Thank you for reading this and of course if you have any questions about braces or Invislign post them below and we’ll answer as soon as possible!

  1. This wonderful and very well written article reminded me
    of when I had big problems with teeth, cavities and pain, yellow and ugly teeth, then I found a simple
    way to rebuild my teeth and gums and get rid of tooth decay.
    (maybe it will help someone): Thanks!
    Keep doing a great job!

  2. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this matter to be actually something that I think I
    would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely
    broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post,
    I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  3. Aw, this was a really good post. Taking the time and actual
    effort to create a good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and
    never manage to get nearly anything done.

  4. What’s up i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace,
    when i read this piece of writing i thought i could also create
    comment due to this brilliant piece of writing.

  5. 카지노 says:

    Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog
    and I am impressed! Very helpful information particularly
    the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was seeking this certain info
    for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  6. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This paragraph
    posted at this web site is genuinely fastidious.

  7. Aw, this was a really good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to make
    a really good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a
    whole lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  8. This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something
    that helped me. Thanks!

  9. You could certainly see your skills in the work you write.
    The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe.
    At all times go after your heart.

  10. First of all I would like to say awesome blog! I had a quick question that I’d
    like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to find out how you center
    yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I have had
    a tough time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out. I do enjoy writing but it just seems
    like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply
    just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?
    Many thanks!

    • Christine Coughlin says:

      Hello for me it’s very important to blog first thing in the morning before the day gets too hectic. Works for me but everyone is different. Good luck!

  11. 카지노 says:

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished
    to mention that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your
    blog posts. After all I will be subscribing for your rss feed and I am
    hoping you write again soon!

  12. What’s up Dear, are you actually visiting this web
    site daily, if so afterward you will absolutely
    take fastidious know-how.

  13. I love reading through an article that will make
    men and women think. Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

  14. What’s up to all, how is all, I think every one is
    getting more from this web site, and your views are good in favor of new visitors.

  15. This is a great tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.

    Brief but very precise information… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read post!

  16. Hello would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re working with?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
    Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a fair price?
    Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

  17. Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my
    blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good
    results. If you know of any please share. Kudos!

  18. Hey there I am so excited I found your blog, I really
    found you by mistake, while I was browsing on Bing for something
    else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a tremendous
    post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I
    don’t have time to read it all at the moment but
    I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS
    feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the
    great work.

  19. Wow! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

  20. Fantastic goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous
    to and you are just too fantastic. I actually like what you have acquired here, really like what you are saying and the way in which
    you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of
    to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read far
    more from you. This is really a wonderful website.

  21. Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I’m inspired!
    Extremely helpful information specially the ultimate phase 🙂 I deal with such info much.
    I was looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  22. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped
    me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  23. If you are going for most excellent contents like me, simply pay a visit this site
    everyday since it gives feature contents, thanks

  24. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.
    I’m quite certain I’ll learn plenty of new stuff
    right here! Best of luck for the next!

  25. I will immediately clutch your rss feed as I can’t to find your e-mail subscription link or newsletter
    service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me recognize in order that I could subscribe.


  26. I don’t even know the way I finished up right here, however
    I thought this submit was once great. I don’t recognise who you might be but certainly you’re going to a well-known blogger for those who are not already.

  27. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve
    truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope
    you write again soon!

  28. Valuable information. Fortunate me I discovered your site unintentionally, and I’m
    surprised why this twist of fate didn’t took place in advance!

    I bookmarked it.

  29. I do believe all the ideas you have introduced in your
    post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Still,
    the posts are very brief for newbies. Could you please extend
    them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

  30. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a
    comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

    Thanks a lot!

  31. I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post
    is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble.
    You are wonderful! Thanks!

  32. Ahaa, its nice conversation on the topic of this article here at this
    weblog, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.

  33. It’s an awesome post in favor of all the internet people; they will obtain advantage from it I am

  34. I have been browsing on-line greater than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s beautiful price enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made just right content material
    as you probably did, the web will likely be much more useful
    than ever before.

  35. I just could not depart your web site prior to suggesting that I extremely loved the usual information a person supply to your
    guests? Is going to be back incessantly to check up on new posts

  36. You’re so cool! I don’t suppose I’ve truly read something like
    that before. So great to discover somebody with
    a few unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thank you for starting this up.
    This web site is something that’s needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  37. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

  38. Good site you have here.. It’s hard to find excellent writing like
    yours nowadays. I really appreciate individuals like you!

    Take care!!

  39. Hurrah! Finally I got a blog from where I be able to genuinely get
    useful information regarding my study and knowledge.

  40. I needed to thank you for this wonderful read!! I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it.

    I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff you post…

  41. Hurrah, that’s what I was looking for, what a material!
    present here at this web site, thanks admin of this website.

  42. Appreciation to my father who informed me on the topic of this blog, this web site is actually remarkable.

  43. I think the admin of this web site is truly working hard in support of his website, as here
    every data is quality based material.

  44. says:

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr…
    well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say
    wonderful blog!

  45. Hey very interesting blog!

  46. Greetings from Carolina! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse
    your website on my iphone during lunch break.
    I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
    I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded
    on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..
    Anyhow, good site!

  47. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my blog so i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to
    enhance my site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  48. I was recommended this website by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by
    him as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty.

    You are amazing! Thanks!

  49. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed
    account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing
    to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  50. Keep on working, great job!

  51. Excellent article! We will be linking to this particularly
    great post on our website. Keep up the good writing.

  52. I read this article completely on the topic of the comparison of most
    recent and earlier technologies, it’s awesome article.

  53. I am really impressed with your writing skills and
    also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or
    did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.

  54. Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
    I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  55. says:

    Saved as a favorite, I like your site!

  56. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I’m hoping to present one thing back and aid others such as you aided me.

  57. Hello, this weekend is nice in favor of me, since this moment i am reading this
    great educational article here at my home.

  58. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles?

    I mean, what you say is fundamental and
    all. However think of if you added some great photos or videos to
    give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this site
    could certainly be one of the most beneficial in its field.
    Superb blog!

  59. Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every
    one is getting more from this web site, and your views are pleasant for
    new viewers.

  60. This is my first time visit at here and i am really impressed to read all at alone place.

  61. Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of
    spam responses? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?

    I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.

  62. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

  63. Good day! I simply would like to give you a huge thumbs up for your great information you have got here on this post.

    I am coming back to your blog for more soon.

  64. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post
    was good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if
    you are not already 😉 Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

reader faves


contact us

Hi friend! We're so glad you came to visit! We're here to inspire and educate you with all things Dental. Have questions? Ask Away!

welcome to our blog



thrive dental and orthodontics

Dolor mixtape food truck Austin, assumenda Odd Future Carles ani Echo Park cillum.



how to floss

Save your family from a lifetime of gum disease, cavities, & more! Learn how to Properly Floss Your Teeth to Keep them for Life!

my free guide

to keep your teeth
for life


design by dR. cOUGHLIN

privacy policy




To Book Now please fill out the information below. Also, please indicate which office you are interested in (Frisco, Sachse, Richardson, Dallas or  Allen).

$49 New Patient special