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Orthondontic treatment can improve the appearance, health and function of the teeth and jaws. It involves the design and use of corrective appliances including braces, plates and headgear to move teeth by exerting gentle forces on them. The three main types include traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign.

Invisalign vs Braces

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces include metal pieces called brackets that are glued to the teeth. A metal wire is then used to join these brackets. Every 4-8 weeks, the braces will be adjusted to move the teeth into the desired position.


The best time to have braces is after all the primary (baby) teeth have fallen out, around 12 years of age.


Invisalign is an innovative approach to effectively straighten your teeth. It uses a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth towards the desired position. Over 4 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign, and it is used in more than 50 countries. Invisalign has proved to be as effective as straightening teeth as traditional braces, but have the additional benefit of being removable so you can take them out for meals as well as to maintain good oral hygiene.


Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for approximately two weeks, then replaced by the next series of aligners until the desired smile is achieved.


To summarise, the main benefits include:

  • Invisalign is nearly invisible

  • Invisalign is removable so you can eat and drink what you want throughout your treatment, and good oral hygiene can be maintained

  • Invisalign is comfortable as there are no metal brackets or wires that may cause irritation in your mouth

  • Patients are able to view their own virtual treatment plan before treatment starts, so you can be confident in what your teeth will look like when treatment is completed and decide if this is the right option for you

Special Offers

Dr Ben Yang offers No Gap/Complimentary Consultations for Orthodontics or Invisalign. 

When the braces are put on, we require payment for 50% of the treatment. The following amount can be paid off during the adjustment appointments. 

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