Braces are highly recommended orthodontic devices that aid in fixing the worst alignment issues you have with your teeth. There is no doubt about the effectiveness of braces, which is why many people go for them, but can everyone handle it? 

Braces always get the job done, but the process can be unbearable; from its conspicuousness to how hard it makes cleaning your teeth, several factors are responsible for making people look for other options. On the other hand, there is Invisalign, a newer alternative to address some braces-related issues.

Is it Possible?

Invisalign is a transparent, custom-made tray used in correcting issues with your teeth ranging from gap tooth to overbite. Invisalign is a less obvious and more comfortable option than braces which is why you may be considering making the switch, and yes, it is possible.

Can Anyone Switch to Invisalign? 

Not everybody is allowed to leave braces for Invisalign. To know if you are a suitable candidate, you should consult an orthodontic specialist; you get to talk about what you want to get out of the procedure, and they can examine your teeth. Depending on some of your habits (such as smoking and drinking) and the severity of the correction needed, and your budget, the clear aligners may be a no-go area for you.

Why Do People Switch from Braces to Invisalign? 

  • Aesthetics. Braces are conspicuous, and some may find them embarrassing to the point where it negatively affects their emotions. On the other hand, Invisalign is almost invincible, so it is hardly noticeable, and even when it is, it blends perfectly with your teeth and looks good. 
  • Time. With braces on, you must dedicate more time to your oral hygiene, and some people can’t afford it, between work and everything else. However, with Invisalign, you can briefly remove the tray and clean your teeth as usual. 
  • Convenience. Having metal brackets installed in your mouth can be distressing and even painful. It can be a lot to deal with, from restricting the type of food you can eat to injuring your gum. Invisalign is more comfortable, and you can even take them out to eat, but you are not free from inconvenience because the tray is tightly constructed to bring your teeth together.     
  • Demineralization. Based on reports, people that use braces are prone to demineralization (a state where a tooth’s enamel loses its minerals.) It is characterized by white spots on a tooth and could eventually lead to decay.    
  • Fewer visits. With aligners, custom-designed aligners are created from the molds of your teeth taken at the start of the procedure. You don’t have to make frequent visits to the orthodontist as is the case with braces. 


There are many justifiable reasons for wanting to go for Invisalign treatment, even though you have begun one for braces. However, the consultation process is vital and is something you need to do before making a decision. You also need to consider the cost and effectiveness of Invisalign treatment to see if it is your best option.