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Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces? Your Updated Guide (2023)

18 JAN 2023

Invisalign Orthodontics is a popular alternative to consider for those with crooked teeth who want to have the smile they’ve always wanted but don’t like the look of traditional braces. However, there are times when traditional braces might be the better option.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces


Invisalign trays are easier to clean and care for than traditional metal braces because they are removable. This reduces the likelihood of dental decay and gum inflammation during your therapy. It also allows you to maintain your present diet because there is no equipment to break or bend.


Because each tray set is worn for roughly two weeks, you’ll swap them out in the comfort of your own home. To pick up your next series of aligners, you only need to visit our Smile Concepts in Sydney location every 4-6 weeks. This saves you time and money!


The precise tooth movement is planned out digitally, so you can expect long-term results rather than monthly “adjustments” or having your braces “tightened,” as with traditional procedures. As a result, the majority of our Sydney Invisalign patients find the treatment to be rather pleasant.

When To Choose Braces

Braces and Invisalign act on teeth in essentially the same way. They both apply pressure to crucial areas of your smile to bring it into uniform alignment. Both techniques are regarded as successful orthodontic methods by the majority of dentists and orthodontists.

Braces provide a more consistent influence on all of the teeth in the mouth. They are sometimes more powerful than Invisalign and can treat exceedingly difficult cases. In fact, braces can even pull teeth up or down to achieve the proper height. Invisalign is somewhat more limited in this regard.

When to Choose Invisalign


Invisalign is the clear winner when it comes to comfort. While you’ll still need to wear the transparent retainers virtually constantly to see the effects, you can remove them for simple cleaning and mealtimes.

Invisalign is also ideal for rapidly and quietly resolving cosmetic concerns in your front teeth. It’s a more suitable option for teeth that have relapsed after traditional orthodontic treatment.

Which One Is More Expensive?

Depending on the complexity of the case, braces tend to start at $4,500, and a full Invisalign treatment averages between $3,500 to $9,000. 

While private insurance companies may cover some of the associated costs, our interest-free payment plan options allow you to enjoy affordable braces at $60 per week or Invisalign at $40 per week. Since treatment times for both methods are varied, Dr Shah will discuss your specific treatment terms before pricing.

Schedule An Appointment


To find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, schedule a free consultation at Smile Concepts in Sydney. Our experienced dentists will discuss your specific case and assess whether Invisalign is best for you, as well as how long the treatment will take and how much it will cost. You’ll have all you need to make an informed decision about the care of your smile!

Smile Concepts

Smile Concepts is a high-end dental clinic in the heart of Sydney. To deliver the best service, we always prioritise your wellbeing so we can use our expertise to help you live a better life.


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Dr Manish Shah

Dr. Manish Shah is a cosmetic dentist with a special interest in porcelain veneers, dental implants and Invisalign in Sydney. He is also a medical doctor with an expertise in sleep & craniofacial pain medicine practising at Smile Concepts.