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 Damon Clear Damon Braces
Description Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays (aligners) that fit over teeth. Aligners are custom-made and changed every 2 weeks in order to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Unlike regular braces that use elastics and clips to apply force, Damon braces are self-ligating and use a slide mechanism to move the teeth into place. Damon Clear braces are almost invisible. Unlike regular braces that use elastics and clips to apply force, Damon braces are self-ligating and use a slide mechanism to move the teeth into place.
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. Similar to 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 Damon System can be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces because there isn't as much force required. The discomfort that some patients feel might be a result of the brackets rubbing against the side of the mouth. The Damon System can be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces because there isn't as much force required. The discomfort that some patients feel might be a result of the brackets rubbing against the side of the mouth.
Compliance Research shows that because aligners are virtually invisible, there is a high level of patient acceptance with Invisalign treatment1, 2.

1. Improving Periodontal Health through Invisalign treatment, by Robert L. Boyd, DDS, MEd
2. 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

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Class 1 Orthodontics

263 Boardman Road (formerly Fraser Road North) Canning Vale, Western Australia, 6155

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

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Unit 4/14 Livingstone Road Rockingham, Western Australia, 6168

  • Monday, Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Class 1 Orthodontics

60a Clyde Ave Baldivis, Western Australia, 6171

  • Tuesday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Alternate Fridays: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Class 1 Orthodontics

96 Egan Street Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430

Class 1 Orthodontics

254 Bussell Highway West Busselton, Western Australia, 6280