Comparing treatments

At Class 1 Orthodontics, we will recommend the treatment option we believe is right for you, but we also understand you want to know what your options are. This comparison table shows the different treatments we have available and the benefits of each.

  Invisalign Clear braces Metal braces
Description Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays (aligners) that fit over your teeth. Aligners are custom-made and changed every 2 weeks in order to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Unlike regular braces that use elastics and clips to apply force, our clear braces are self-ligating and use a slide mechanism to move the teeth into place. Clear braces blend in with your natural tooth colour. Our metal braces are self-ligating too! That means less friction, more comfort and faster treatment times than with traditional metal braces.
Cost Treatment cost varies. For more information about the cost of treatment please call
1300 922 722.
Treatment cost varies. For more information about the cost of treatment please call
1300 922 722.
Treatment cost varies. For more information about the cost of treatment please call
1300 922 722.
Aesthetics Virtually invisible. Less visible than traditional braces but more visible than lingual braces and Invisalign treatment. Similar to traditional metal braces but with much smaller brackets and no elastic ties.
Efficiency Suitable for most cases from mild to moderate complexity. Treatment outcomes are dependent on the experience level of the practitioner. Suitable for most cases. Suitable for most cases.
Oral hygiene Invisalign aligners can be removed for normal brushing and flossing. Therefore it’s easier to maintain a good level of oral hygiene throughout the course
of treatment.
Oral hygiene can be more difficult to maintain with fixed braces because you may find it difficult to floss and brush between the teeth. Oral hygiene can be more difficult to maintain with fixed braces because you may find it difficult to floss and brush between the teeth.
Comfort Most people experience temporary, minor discomfort at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This short-term effect is typically described as a feeling of pressure. Speech may be temporarily affected at the beginning of treatment. The discomfort that some patients feel might be a result of the brackets rubbing against the side of the mouth.
This discomfort is short-lived and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief.
The discomfort that some patients feel might be a result of the brackets rubbing against the side of the mouth.
This discomfort is short-lived and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief.
Compliance Research shows that because aligners are virtually invisible, there is a high level of patient acceptance with
Invisalign treatment1, 2.
   
  • Improving Periodontal Health through Invisalign treatment, by Robert L. Boyd, DDS, MEd
  • Invisalign Australia survey amongst 6 Invisalign Teen providers. Data on file

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Class 1 Orthodontics

8 Thelma Street
West Perth
Western Australia
6005

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Canning Vale

263 Boardman Road
Canning Vale
Western Australia
6155

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Rockingham

Unit 4/14 Livingstone Road
Rockingham
Western Australia
6168

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Baldivis

60a Clyde Ave,
Baldivis
Western Australia
6171

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Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie practice
Kalgoorlie
Western Australia
6430

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West Busselton

254 Bussell Highway
West Busselton
Western Australia
6280

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Cockburn

12E (upstairs) / 817 Beeliar Drive
Cockburn Central
Western Australia
6164

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