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Not sure what type of treatment is best for you? Read through our comparison chart to learn a bit more about the different treatments we offer at Embrace Orthodontists.

Metal braces Clear braces Invisalign®
Can people see my braces? Yes, your braces will be able to be seen. However, the size of our brackets are small. Embrace them and choose from many coloured bands as well! A little. Clear braces are more discreet than metal braces but because they are fitted to the front of your teeth, they are still noticeable. No. Invisalign® aligners are made from clear, plastic which means they're virtually invisible.
Do these types of braces get results? Yes. Metal braces are still the most traditional braces and have been proven to get great results. Yes. Clear braces are based on the method used by metal braces so they straighten teeth effectively. Yes. Embrace are Invisalign® Black Diamond Providers and are able to treat 95% of cases with Invisalign®.
Can I eat while wearing braces? Yes. However, you will need to avoid hard, crunchy and sticky food. Yes. However, you will need to avoid hard, crunchy and sticky food. Yes, because you can take the Invisalign® aligners out at meal and snack times.
Can I clean my teeth with braces on? Yes, and we will remind you that this is very important to keep your teeth in good health. Yes, and we will remind you that this is very important to keep your teeth in good health. Yes, and because you can remove the aligners, you've got no excuse not to clean your teeth properly.
Are braces comfortable to wear? They will take some getting used to at the start as they will feel rough on your lips. It takes about a week to adjust to your new braces and then there may be times during treatment when your teeth may feel tender, for example, after an adjustment appointment. They will take some getting used to at the start as they will feel rough on your lips. It takes about a week to adjust to your new braces and then there may be times during treatment where your teeth may feel tender, such as after an adjustment appointment. Yes. Invisalign® aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and movements are more gradual so they are the most comfortable appliance.
How much do braces cost? At Embrace, metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign® cost the same At Embrace, metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign® cost the same. At Embrace, metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign® cost the same.

Which type of orthodontic treatment is fastest?

Every smile is unique, so it’s impossible to know the exact length of treatment until we assess your smile at one of our clinics in Canberra. But, depending on the individual case, Invisalign® clear aligners and braces generally have the same length of treatment time.

To ensure the swiftest treatment possible, it’s important to follow your Specialist Orthodontist’s instructions on the proper wear and care of your appliance.

Some of the things that cause prolonged treatment include:

  • Missing or rescheduling appointments
  • Failing to wear aligners for the prescribed 22 hours per day
  • Broken brackets (usually from eating hard, crunchy or sticky foods)

It is our aim to complete your treatment on target, but we rely on your cooperation to do so. With compliance and dedication, you will be able to enjoy your beautiful results from braces or Invisalign® treatment for life.

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To find out which appliance is best for you, and learn how long your bespoke treatment plan will take, book a free consultation with the Embrace Orthodontists team today.

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