What to know which treatment is best for you? Let’s compare our most popular orthodontic treatment options:
|Metal braces||Clear Braces||Self-ligating braces||Lingual braces||Invisible Braces|
|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.