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At Cater Galante, we offer multiple options for braces and orthodontic solutions. Compare our clear, metal and Invisalign® treatments here. Then, schedule a free consultation to get started.

Invisalign Metal braces Clear braces
Can people see my braces? No

Invisalign aligners are made from clear, hospital-grade plastic which means they're virtually invisible.

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Yes

People will be able to see your braces but the brackets are small so they don't impact on your appearance.

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Yes

Clear braces are more discreet than metal braces but because they are fitted to the front of your teeth, they are still noticeable.

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Do these types of braces get results? Yes

At Cater Galante Orthodontics, we are Super Elite providers of Invisalign so can use this method to fix almost any orthodontic problem.

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Yes

Metal braces are the types of braces traditionally used in orthodontics and have been proven to get good results.

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Yes

Clear braces are based on the method used by metal braces so they straighten teeth effectively.

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Can I eat while wearing braces? Yes

Because you can take the Invisalign aligners out at meal and snack times.

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Yes

Braces won't stop you from eating, but you will need to avoid hard, crunchy and sticky food.

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Yes

Absolutely, but just as with metal braces, avoid hard, crunchy and sticky foods.

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Can I clean my teeth with braces on? Yes

And because you can remove the aligners, you've got no excuse not to clean your teeth properly.

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Yes

And we will remind you that this is very important to keep your teeth in good health.

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Yes

And we will remind you that this is very important to keep your teeth in good health.

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Are braces comfortable to wear? Yes

Invisalign aligners are custom-made to the shape of your teeth and jaws so they are very comfortable to wear.

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Little Uncomfortble

They don't hurt. They may be a little uncomfortable initially, but once you get used to them you probably won't even notice them.

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Little Uncomfortble

They don't hurt. They may be a little uncomfortable initially, but once you get used to them you probably won't even notice them.

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How much do braces cost? At Cater Galante Orthodontics, we charge the same amount for every appliance as we don't believe finance should prevent you from receiving the orthodontic treatment you need. At Cater Galante Orthodontics, we charge the same amount for every appliance as we don't believe finance should prevent you from receiving the orthodontic treatment you need. At Cater Galante Orthodontics, we charge the same amount for every appliance as we don't believe finance should prevent you from receiving the orthodontic treatment you need.
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Which treatment type is faster?

When it comes to getting fast results, the biggest factor is how your teeth are moving. Both braces and Invisalign® can get you beautiful results, often in the same amount of time. For certain cases, we do create Invisalign® Express treatment plans, which focus on straightening your front six teeth in as little as three months.

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How to get the best results

Often, getting a straighter smile in the quickest time possible comes down to you and your commitment to your treatment plan. Follow these tips for your best smile:

  • Make and keep all your appointments at the suggested time.
  • Follow our exact instructions for submitting photos via the Dental Monitoring app.
  • For Invisalign® patients, wear your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day, swapping to a new set when advised.
  • Avoid sticky or hard foods that could damage your appliances and require repairs.
  • For our patients with braces, follow our instructions for wearing elastics, when needed.
  • Follow all the care instructions for maintaining your orthodontic appliances.

Even though we love seeing you, we want you to finish your treatment on target. If you follow the directions for both braces and Invisalign®, you will love the results and we will all enjoy the time we spend together.

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