Normal bricks are designed to be used to make vertical structures whereas a brick paver is designed to be laid flat on the ground.
Brick pavers can either be installed by a company or installed by yourself. If you get someone to install them for you then they will have all the tools to be able to get the job done quickly.
Brick pavers have the benefit of coming in many different style and colour choices. You can also place different coloured tiles to make patterns in driveways or paths.
If they are installed correctly you should get a solid 25 years out of them.