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200 W. 57th Street, Suite 1405
New York, NY 10019

Invisalign & Traditional Braces

invisalign vs. braces

Many people often ask which is the better treatment, Invisalign or Braces? What are the differences between the two?

When comparing Invisalign and traditional braces there really is not a ‘better’ treatment. Really the question is which treatment is better suited for your needs.

Both treatments are orthodontic appliances that work by applying a light consistent force against the teeth in order to move them. Both are used to correct crowding, overbites, under-bites and excess spacing. And, both treatments require you to see your dentist about every 4 weeks.

The differences in the treatments is due to how each appliance works. Invisalign moves the teeth using clear aligners while traditional braces move the teeth with fixed wires and brackets.

Depending on your case and your desired treatment outcome, your dentist will recommend which treatment is best suited to your particular needs.


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Our non-invasive methods allow patients to receive needed dental care with minimal interrupting to their daily lifestyles. In many cases, we can perform cosmetic or restorative dental treatments in just one visit to our Manhattan dental office.

At Frangella Dental, you can relax while we revitalize your smile.

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  • Great service – love the scheduling and reminders via email. Also the cleaning and in person discussions with the dentist went well and very quick. Would recommend to anyone-fantastic dental office.

    - Johnny C.
  • Fantastic! Never have I had such a pleasant experience visiting a Dentist. Everyone in the office was incredibly pleasant and helpful. Dr. Frangella was wonderful – personable, thorough and informative. All around Dr. Frangella and his staff are lovely. Thank you for everything!

    - Claudia C.
  • Staff were so friendly and welcoming. Appointment was on time and general check up was done in a timely manner, I always feel welcomed when visiting Frangella dentist and staff remember me and my needs. VERY happy customer. I tell anyone that needs a dentist to visit!!

    - Amie L.
  • I had my routine check-up and cleaning in my most recent visit. The experience was as pleasant as the last two times. No wait time. Friendly staff. I have recommended this place to a number of my coworkers and friends (the free electronic brush upon first visit helped to sell the place too!)

    - Lucy Z.
  • Dr Frangella is the best dentist Ive ever had. She is knowledgable, kind, and wont try and sell you up on anything extra. Ive had better dental hygiene because of her and couldnt imagine not being a part of this practice.

    - Marcus S.