At Hamilton, Wilson, and Hendrickson Orthodontics, we are dedicated to ensuring that all our patients are well informed about all the orthodontic treatment options available to them at our Topeka and Lawrence offices. And one of the most frequent questions we get is whether braces or Invisalign is better.

Both braces and Invisalign are designed to straighten your teeth. They have their own advantages and disadvantages and either one could be the right treatment option for you depending on your specific needs and wants. Nonetheless, your local Topeka and Lawrence Invisalign and braces provider put together a straightforward comparison of the two treatments to get you better acquainted with these orthodontic solutions.


Traditional braces are a system of wires and brackets, which are cemented to your teeth and act like a handle. The brackets can be made of various materials, like metal or ceramic, “clear braces”. The wires allows our orthodontists to apply a gentle and gradual force to help correct or straighten your teeth. Although we refer to braces as a traditional method of straightening teeth, there has been a lot of advancement with braces, such as the development of self-ligating Damon Braces.

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen

Invisalign treatment incorporates a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. At our Topeka and Lawrence orthodontic offices, we will generate a 3D image of your teeth, so your Invisalign aligners fit well and move your teeth in the desired position and you will receive a new set of clear aligners every couple weeks.

Contact Your Local Braces & Invisalign Specialists

Your elite orthodontic team in Topeka and Lawrence will evaluate every patient to help determine a personalized treatment option that suites the specific orthodontic situation or needs for that individual. If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment, please feel free to contact us or request an appointment online. Whether you decide on braces, Invisalign or another treatment option, Hamilton, Wilson and Hendrickson Orthodontics looks forward to giving you something to smile about!

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