What to know which treatment is best for you? Let’s compare our most popular orthodontic treatment options:
|Will people notice my braces?
|Yes, but the brackets are smaller and more discreet than in the past.
|Yes, but the ceramic brackets will help your braces blend in with the color of your teeth.
|Yes, but self-ligating brackets are smaller than regular brackets, making this a discreet option.
|No. Because the braces are fitted to the back of your teeth, they aren’t visible from the outside.
|No, Invisalign® clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible.
|Can I still eat with my braces on?
|Yes, but you should try to avoid very hard and sticky foods.
|Yes, but be aware of staining foods and beverages like curries or red wine that could color your clear elastics.
|Yes, but be careful when biting into very sticky or chewy foods.
|Yes, but avoid hard foods and sugary drinks.
|You will remove your aligners to eat, so you can eat as usual!
|Are the braces comfortable to wear?
|Once your mouth gets used to them, metal braces are reasonably comfortable.
|Your mouth will become accustomed to the feel of your braces over time.
|Yes, self-ligating brackets are much smaller than other types of braces so are more comfortable to wear.
|Yes, lingual braces are quite comfortable once you get used to them sitting next to your tongue.
|Yes! Invisalign® clear aligners are incredibly smooth, and custom-fit to your smile.
|Is the treatment expensive?
|Metal braces are our cheapest option, but they are comparable to other treatments in cost. The average cost of metal braces is: $5,350.
|Clear braces are only slightly more than metal braces on average. The average cost of clear braces is: $5,500.
|Self-ligating braces cost about the same as clear braces. The average cost of self-ligating braces is: $5,500.
|With lingual braces, you pay for discretion. The average cost of lingual braces is: $12,000.
|Invisalign® clear aligners are actually about the same cost as braces. The average cost of invisible braces is: $5,700.
Each orthodontic case is different
Treatment time and cost vary greatly from person to person. Schedule a free consultation to get your custom treatment plan.