Today, braces have become one of the best teeth straightening solutions for all ages. With a range of brace types now available, they can also help to correct overbites and rectify issues like overcrowding.

Whatever your needs, there will be a suitable brace type for you, whether it is metal braces, ceramic braces or aligners. To learn more about the different types of braces and their costs, read below:

Metal braces

Also referred to as traditional braces, metal braces are good for correcting teeth alignment and facial asymmetries, metal brackets are bonded onto the front surface of the teeth. Metal braces are often only used in certain situations now due to advances in technology.

Lingual braces

Also known as back braces or hidden braces, lingual braces have a normal wire and bracket structure like clear and metal braces, but the main difference is that they sit on the back of your teeth.

If you want a more subtle teeth-straightening solution, lingual braces will be the best choice. They do, however, come at a higher cost due to their more complicated installation process. Due to the nature of the high cost. These are seldomly selected by patients.

Ceramic braces

Not only do ceramic braces look good, but they’re generally more comfortable to wear than metal ones. The high-quality materials used aren’t abrasive, so they won’t irritate the sides of your mouth or your gums.

Ceramic braces are transparent, which means they are not as noticeable. Perfect for teeth straightening, clear brackets will get the job done even in complex cases.


Loved by many patients across the world, these are only really suitable for people who want to make small changes to their teeth. You are usually given a series of plastic aligners to wear over the course of around six months, but treatment length will vary from individual to individual.

If you feel that your teeth require more intensive treatment, then aligners may not be the right solution for you. You would need to consult your specialist Orthodontist to find out if you are a candidate for aligner treatment.


The cost of your treatment will depend on your unique circumstances and oral needs.

Here at Live Life Smiling, we offer competitive prices for all our braces in Newcastle. To discuss your options and to learn more about which brace type will be best for you, contact our friendly and professional team at Live Life Smiling by giving us a call on 02 4950 9221.