The majority of people want a beautiful, straight smile. While few are born with such a trait, there are steps you can take to perfect your teeth. However, traditional metal braces can be a thing of the past. Traditional braces can be unsightly, difficult to clean around, costly in both time and money and rather uncomfortable.  Getting custom tailored Invisalign trays from your trusted Aliso Viejo Family Dentist is many times a much better option. So, let’s explore the advantages of receiving Invisalign treatments over metal braces.



Invisalign has a much less intrusive look compared to traditional metal braces. Chunky metal braces are often the first thing another person notices.  Braces also have the tendency of collecting food particles in them.  Invisalign trays are nearly invisible when worn (thus the name) and are a clearly more cosmetic treatment.


According to 123 Dentist, once metal braces are attached to someone’s teeth, the braces must remain in place until they are professionally removed.  Invisalign clear braces are removable.  If, for any reason, the wearer of teeth aligners wishes to remove them for brief periods of time (to eat or drink), he or she may easily do so.  Cleaning around brackets and archwires with traditional braces is difficult and time-consuming and often ineffective.  Invisalign trays are removed before brushing and flossing, making the process clean and easy.


The wiring and metal of braces has the potential to cut the inside of the mouth and gums. With Invisalign, this risk is eliminated as they are smooth and custom fit to the teeth, with no sharp edges or protruding bits.

Quicker treatment.  Less cost.

On average, straightening teeth with metal braces can take up to twice as long as the same treatment with Invisalign.   Invisalign treatment usually takes between 7 and 18 months.  Because the treatment is more efficient, in most cases, Invisalign is less expensive than traditional braces.

Clear expectations.

The Invisalign process is completely computerized and the treatment time can be accurately provided by the dentist. However, with metal braces, it is often a trial and error process and can tack on much more time for treatment.

At Turner Dental Care, we provide a wide range of dental services to meet your every need. Our family and cosmetic dental office is dedicated to providing the quality treatment and care you deserve. For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (949) 770-3294.