Find out which is the right choice for you.

When it comes to teeth straightening options, two popular choices are Invisalign and traditional braces in Auckland. Each method offers unique advantages, and determining the right choice for your specific needs can make a significant difference in your orthodontic journey. Let’s explore the benefits of each option to help you make an informed decision.


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Historically, traditional braces were used for decades as an effective method of teeth straightening in Auckland. These braces consisted of metal or ceramic brackets that were bonded to the teeth and connected by wires and elastics. One of the primary advantages of traditional braces was their ability to handle even the most complex orthodontic cases. Many years ago, clear aligner systems like Invisalign were not as powerful as they are today so braces were particularly suitable for cases that required significant teeth movement or jaw alignment. Traditional braces provide precise control and allow for targeted adjustments, making them highly versatile in achieving optimal results.

As a more discreet option, clear braces allowed a slightly more cosmetic approach. Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, function similarly to traditional braces but use tooth-coloured or clear brackets and wires that blended more with the teeth. This made them less noticeable compared to metal braces. With clear braces, Auckland patients can expect the same level of control and effectiveness as traditional braces with a more aesthetically pleasing option for those concerned about their appearance during treatment.


Invisalign has revolutionised the field of orthodontics with its innovative approach to teeth straightening in Auckland. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. These aligners are custom-made using advanced 3D imaging technology, ensuring a precise and comfortable fit. If you’re seeking invisible braces, Auckland patients will find Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to undergo treatment with minimal impact on your daily life and appearance. The ability to remove the aligners when eating or brushing your teeth adds convenience and ease to your orthodontic experience.



When comparing Invisalign to traditional braces, one of the key factors that sets Invisalign apart is its superior aesthetic appeal. With Invisalign clear aligners, Auckland patients will find they offer a virtually invisible treatment option, making them an ideal choice for individuals seeking a discreet orthodontic solution.

Unlike traditional braces that involve metal brackets and wires that are visible when you smile, Invisalign aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic. This means that when you wear Invisalign aligners, they are barely noticeable to others, allowing you to go about your daily activities with confidence and without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.


Invisalign aligners are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, offering a comfortable and irritation-free orthodontic experience for patients. Unlike traditional braces, which involve brackets and wires that can cause discomfort and irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth, Invisalign aligners have a smooth surface that minimises the risk of any discomfort or abrasions. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit throughout your treatment journey.

The smooth plastic material of Invisalign aligners eliminates the need for uncomfortable adjustments or periodic tightening that is typically associated with traditional braces. This means you can avoid the potential soreness and discomfort that often occurs after orthodontic adjustments with traditional braces.   


The ability to remove the aligners at any time makes maintaining oral hygiene a breeze and gives you the freedom to enjoy your favourite foods without any restrictions. 

With traditional braces, cleaning your teeth can be challenging as the brackets and wires create obstacles that hinder thorough brushing and flossing. With Invisalign, you can simply remove the aligners when it’s time to brush and floss your teeth. This allows for a more effective oral hygiene routine, as you have unrestricted access to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth, preventing plaque buildup and reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.


One of the key reasons to choose Invisalign over traditional braces is the predictability of the results it offers. Invisalign utilises advanced computer simulations and 3D imaging technology to map out the movement of your teeth, providing a clear visual representation of your expected results even before you start your treatment.


The computer simulations used in Invisalign allow for a high level of precision and control in planning your orthodontic treatment. Each set of aligners is specifically designed to achieve specific tooth movements at precise intervals, ensuring your teeth align in the desired positions. 


During your initial consultation, I will assess your unique needs, discuss your treatment goals, and create a tailored plan for you. With a focus solely on Invisalign clear aligners in Auckland, you can trust you are receiving the most advanced and effective treatment available.

As a certified provider of Invisalign braces in Auckland, my dedicated team is committed to delivering exceptional results and helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Get in touch today to schedule your free initial consultation and take the first step towards a straighter, more confident smile.


Invisalign is only available through certified partners. After all, when it comes to your teeth, you want to feel confident that you’re working with a provider who has the expertise to ensure you achieve great results. As a Diamond Invisalign Partner, I’ve helped over 1500 people perfect their smile, both here in New Zealand and the UK. I’m one of only two general dentist Diamond Invisalign Partners in New Zealand, meaning you can trust that your teeth are in the hands of a proven professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do Invisalign aligners differ from traditional braces?

Invisalign aligners are a series of clear, removable trays that gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. Traditional braces, on the other hand, consist of metal brackets and wires that are fixed to the teeth. Both methods effectively straighten teeth, but Invisalign offers a more aesthetically pleasing and convenient option for teeth straightening in Auckland.

Can Invisalign work for complex orthodontic cases?

Yes, Invisalign can work for complex orthodontic cases. While metal and clear braces in Auckland have been traditionally used for more complex cases, Invisalign has advanced significantly and can now effectively treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including more challenging tooth movements and jaw alignments. As an experienced Invisalign provider in Auckland, I can assess your specific orthodontic needs and determine if Invisalign is a suitable option for your complex case.

Are clear aligners like Invisalign effective for teeth straightening?

Yes, clear aligners like Invisalign are highly effective in teeth straightening. Auckland patients seeking convenient teeth straightening solutions will love Invisalign and with customised treatment plans, you’ll see your teeth gradually shift into the desired positions.

Can I remove Invisalign aligners during treatment?

Yes, one of the key advantages of Invisalign aligners is their removability. You can take out the aligners when eating, brushing your teeth or for special occasions. However, it is important to wear the aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours per day to ensure effective results within the expected treatment timeframe.

Are Invisalign aligners more comfortable than metal braces?

Invisalign aligners, made of soft plastic, offer a significantly higher level of comfort compared to traditional braces with their wires and brackets. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners have smooth surfaces that eliminate the risk of cuts and abrasions in the mouth. The absence of sharp edges and hard surfaces makes wearing Invisalign aligners a more pleasant experience. Eating is generally more comfortable with Invisalign as there are no wires or brackets that can cause discomfort, especially after adjustments. With Invisalign braces, Auckland patients can enjoy a comfortable orthodontic treatment that minimises any potential mouth irritations or pain associated with traditional braces.


Discover the details of your treatment journey and determine if Invisalign invisible braces in Auckland are the ideal option for you through a complimentary and obligation-free initial consultation.