Invisalign pros and cons Invisalign is the esthetic alternative orthodontic device to the conventional one which consists of metallic wire and brackets. It is made of a custom clear plastic like tray and it is replaced regularly along the treatment period. Like every treatment option, it has its pros and cons. Invisalign pros : 1- The main advantage of Invisalign is invisibility due to its translucent appearance which is a very important option to some patients especially young age ones. 2- It is a simple removable advice, so patient can remove it while eating, drinking or brushing. 3- More comfortable to most of patients than wire braces. Invisalign cons : 1- It has relatively high cost, so not all categories of patients can afford it. Metallic braces is considered less expensive. 2- Need to do attachments like brackets on the teeth enamel surface which act as anchors for Invisalign engagement and stability. These may be non favorable for some patients. 3- It should be worn for 22 hours per day, As a result the patient may lose weight because of restricted time for three meals and snacks. 4- Patient may have a lisp which is a defect in spelling especially "s" and "z" letters. 5- Bonded attachments to teeth surface may become stained with time. 6- It is not allowed for patient to drink hot beverages while wearing Invisalign, only cold drinks are allowed. 7- It is not a suitable treatment option for complicated cases. To sum up, every treatment option has its advantages and disadvantages and the option which will work with a patient is not necessary to work with another one.