Why Consider Invisalign Alternatives?

May 8, 2024

Invisalign has become synonymous with clear aligner treatment, offering a discreet and comfortable option to straighten teeth. However, with the growing demand for invisible orthodontics, a wider range of aligner systems has emerged, each with its own advantages.

At Innovative Dental & Orthodontics, we understand that every smile journey is unique. That's why we're dedicated to providing our patients with a variety of treatment options, such as Clear Correct, CandidPro, and our very own in-house aligner system, iSmile.

What are Braces, and Why Do We Get Them?

Clear Correct

Clear Correct and Invisalign share common ground in their approach to orthodontic treatment. Like Invisalign, we'll affix attachments and closely monitor your progress throughout the Clear Correct treatment. While Clear Correct generally comes at a lower cost compared to Invisalign, it's essential to note some differences in the aligners.

Clear Correct aligners are thinner and slightly less durable than Invisalign's. They're crafted from the same medical-grade material that Invisalign initially used, whereas Invisalign has recently transitioned to a patented new material that many patients find notably more comfortable.

Benefits of Clear Correct

ClearCorrect aligners offer a host of benefits that make them a preferred choice for orthodontic treatment:

  • Removability: One standout feature of ClearCorrect aligners is their ability to be removed at any time, for any reason. This flexibility allows wearers to take them out during occasions when wearing them may be inconvenient, providing added convenience and comfort.
  • Invisibility: True to their name, ClearCorrect aligners are nearly invisible when worn, making them discreet and unnoticeable. Unlike traditional braces, wearers can confidently go about their daily activities without feeling self-conscious about their orthodontic treatment.
  • Comfort: Unlike metal braces, which are notorious for causing discomfort and pain, ClearCorrect aligners offer a precise, custom fit that minimizes discomfort. While some wearers may experience temporary discomfort initially, they typically adjust quickly to wearing ClearCorrect aligners.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Cleaning and maintaining ClearCorrect aligners is a breeze. Because they are removable, wearers can easily take them out for cleaning. Simply rinsing the aligners with water and soap or brushing them with a toothbrush helps keep them clean and hygienic.
  • Effective Results: ClearCorrect aligners are highly effective in correcting dental misalignments and improving the straightness of teeth. Through a series of custom aligners tailored to each individual's treatment plan, ClearCorrect gradually shifts the teeth over time, resulting in long-term and remarkable improvements in dental alignment.


Candid Pro offers a modern approach to orthodontic treatment, characterized by its fully remote model. Through Candid Pro, patients can access clear aligners without the need for in-person visits to a dental office, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules or limited access to orthodontic care.

Utilizing cutting-edge technology and virtual consultations, Candid Pro delivers personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's unique dental needs. While providing the convenience of remote treatment, Candid Pro maintains a commitment to quality and effectiveness, aiming to help patients achieve their desired smile transformation with confidence and ease.

Benefits of Candid Pro

Candid Pro offers a host of benefits akin to those of other clear aligner treatments, such as Invisalign, coupled with its unique advantages. Here's what you can expect with Candid Pro:

  • Convenience: With Candid Pro, your visits to our office are minimized. Following the initial consultation and treatment planning, most of your check-ups can be conveniently done from home through CandidMonitoring™. You'll receive guidance on when to progress to the next set of aligners, with in-office visits required only in cases of issues.
  • Comfort: Bid farewell to wires and brackets. Candid Pro aligners prioritize your comfort with their smooth, plastic design. The transition between each set of aligners is gentle, ensuring minimal discomfort compared to traditional orthodontic adjustments.
  • Discretion: Say goodbye to conspicuous metal braces. Candid Pro's clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly. Unless you choose to share, others won't even notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment.
  • Fast Results: Candid Pro is engineered for swift orthodontic correction. Thanks to a combination of careful case selection and advanced technology, you can achieve your desired straightening in a shorter timeframe. On average, Candid Pro treatment spans just six months, delivering efficient results.
  • Quality of Life: Enjoy the freedom to indulge in your favorite foods without restrictions. Candid Pro aligners are removable, allowing you to eat and drink without constraints. Remember to rinse and clean your aligners afterward for optimal hygiene. Furthermore, maintaining oral hygiene is a breeze, as brushing and flossing remain unchanged with aligners removed.

iSmile — Innovative Dental & Orthodontics in-House Aligner

Innovative Dental & Orthodontics takes immense pride in presenting iSmile, an exclusive clear aligner system meticulously crafted by our seasoned team of orthodontic specialists. Harnessing state-of-the-art 3D scanning and modeling technology, iSmile is engineered to provide a personalized treatment journey tailored specifically to your unique dental needs and aspirations. With a focus on both efficacy and patient comfort, iSmile endeavors to sculpt the smile you've always envisioned with unparalleled precision and efficiency.

Benefits of iSmile

  • Cost-Effective: By eliminating the involvement of third-party labs, iSmile offers a more affordable alternative to national aligner brands without compromising on quality.
  • Exceptional Quality: We use high-grade, BPA-free materials to ensure your iSmile aligners are comfortable, discreet, and effective in straightening your teeth.
  • Direct Communication: Choosing iSmile allows for direct communication with your orthodontist throughout your treatment. This fosters a more personalized experience and allows for faster adjustments to your treatment plan if needed.
  • Proven Results: Our team of experienced orthodontists has a proven track record of success with iSmile, helping countless patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles.

Why Consider Invisalign Alternatives?

While Invisalign offers undeniable benefits, here are some reasons why exploring alternatives might be the right decision for you:


Invisalign treatment can be expensive, with costs varying depending on the complexity of your case and the duration of treatment. Alternative aligner options, including in-house systems like iSmile, can offer significant cost savings by cutting out the middleman and leveraging our in-house expertise.

Complexity of Case

Invisalign may not be suitable for all types of misalignment. Some cases may require more precise control over tooth movement, which can be achieved with traditional braces or alternative aligner systems with specific features.

Treatment Time

While Invisalign offers faster treatment times compared to traditional braces, some alternative aligner systems may boast even quicker results, depending on your specific needs.

Discipline and Compliance

Invisalign treatment relies heavily on patient compliance. The aligners need to be worn for a minimum of 20-22 hours daily. If you're concerned about forgetting to wear your aligners or if you have a physically demanding lifestyle, alternative options like bonded retainers or fixed braces may be a better fit.

Doctor Preference

Just like any medical professional, orthodontists have their preferred treatment methods based on experience and expertise. Consulting with your orthodontist allows you to explore all options and choose the one that best aligns with your treatment philosophy and your individual needs.

Get Invisalign Treatment at Innovative Dental & Orthodontics

If you're considering orthodontic treatment for straighter teeth and improved oral health, exploring alternatives to Invisalign is worth considering. Clear aligner options like ClearCorrect CandidPro and in-house systems like iSmile offer cost-effective, personalized solutions tailored to your needs.

At Innovative Dental & Orthodontics, we're committed to helping you achieve your dream smile with the highest quality care and innovation. Schedule a consultation with our experienced orthodontic team today to learn more about your options and embark on your journey to a healthier, more confident smile.


Retainers present an often-overlooked alternative to Invisalign, yet they provide an excellent means to preserve a straightened smile without the continuous wear of braces or aligners. Not only do retainers offer the benefit of cost-effectiveness compared to Invisalign, but they also demand minimal maintenance.
When it comes to the final outcome, both ClearCorrect and Invisalign will deliver a stunning, perfectly aligned smile. The difference lies in the journey and the investment required; your choice of clear aligner brand determines the path and the cost to achieve your desired smile.
The typical expense for ClearCorrect Limited treatment ranges from $2,500 to $3,500, while ClearCorrect Full treatment typically falls between $4,000 and $5,500. Naturally, the actual cost of treatment may differ based on individual requirements.
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