Clear Aligners in Phoenix, AZ

Invisalign & Clear Aligner Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

The Difference Between Clear Aligners and Invisalign

If you’re considering clear aligners to correct misalignment and achieve a healthy, confident smile, you’ve come to the right place. Biltmore Dental Center provides high-quality clear aligners in Phoenix, AZ. Count on our experts to help you navigate this modern orthodontic treatment and determine the best treatment plan for your needs.

Exploring Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are orthodontic treatments that serve as an alternative to traditional metal braces. While many use the terms clear aligners and Invisalign interchangeably, they are slightly different. Fortunately, our experts are here to eliminate the guesswork and provide you with all you need to know about the various types of clear aligners available to you.

History of Clear Aligners

Invisalign was among the first brands of clear aligners. When they emerged, Invisalign was the sole alternative to traditional braces, allowing patients to achieve their best smile without bulky metal. Since then, many other brands of clear aligners have emerged, offering patients options when it comes to their treatment plans.

Invisalign vs Clear Aligners

Just as cars have various makes and models, so do clear aligners. Not all clear aligners are Invisalign. Clear aligners, including Invisalign, all serve a common purpose: to gradually shift the teeth into alignment using a series of trays. However, the brand Invisalign, may not be suitable for any patient. That’s where other clear aligners come in.

The Key Differences

As mentioned, Invisalign aligners and other forms of clear teeth aligners have the same goal. However, there are key differences that make them slightly different, including:

  • The duration of treatment
  • The material composition
  • The customization abilities

Invisalign Treatment Duration

Invisalign aligners typically offer an accelerated treatment timeline in comparison to other types of clear aligners. However, this may not work for everyone. The duration of treatment is based on the starting condition of the teeth. In severe misalignment cases, longer treatment may be more effective in achieving the desired result.

Material Composition

Invisalign and clear aligners both refer to clear, BPA-free plastic trays that are virtually undetectable, offering discreet wear. Invisalign uses SmartTrack technology for a snug fit. In contrast, other types of clear aligners have additional material technology depending on the type that allows for enhanced precision, greater comfort, and heightened treatment results.


Invisalign is pre-fabricated, making it suitable for moderate misalignment. However, for improved results, clear aligners allow for greater customization. With our advanced, in-house materials, our clear aligners are custom-tailored in our lab based on the exact requirements of your smile. Our in-house manufacturing not only allows enhanced personalization but also faster delivery times and reduced costs.

Are Clear Aligners & Invisalign the Same?

Even though Invisalign and our clear aligners are similar, they are not the same. The most substantial difference is that Invisalign is pre-fabricated, whereas clear aligners are custom-crafted and fabricated in-house. Both treatments are highly effective when used appropriately from a clinical perspective.

Choosing the Right Treatment Plan

If you are torn between Invisalign and clear aligners, Biltmore Dental Center is here to help. Rely on our experts for a comprehensive assessment. Our initial assessment involves X-rays, 3D scans, bite impressions, and detailed treatment discussions to determine the best course of action to achieve your best smile.

Schedule Your Invisible Aligners Consultation

Clear aligners provide the optimal solution for discreet, comfortable, and effective orthodontic treatment. To determine the best type of clear aligners for your specific needs, Biltmore Dental Center is your trusted partner. Schedule your consultation today to determine the best clear aligners for your unique alignment goals.