| Completely Visible
|| Completely Invisible
| Fixed to the teeth
| Difficult to maintain
|| Easy to maintain
| Treatment on the hands of specialist
|| Computerized with predictable results
| No preview of complete treatment
|| Preview either in the form of photo or video
| More chance of gum swelling/discomfort
|| Less chances of gum swelling or discomfort
| Brackets, wires and rubber bands
|| Just a transparent tray – no wires/ bands
| Polishing must after braces removal – as cement used to fix brackets.
|| No polishing required
| Brush brackets and wires regularly while brushing teeth; water pick may be helpful.
|| Brushing and rinsing trays in Luke warm water
| About every month – checkups – for activation
|| Change aligner trays every 2 weeks; visits 3 months once.