How To Select The Best Braces Plan For You

Selecting a braces plan that suits you best can be a tricky situation considering how many different types of braces plans here are. In this article, we simplify it for you by comparing how different braces plans affect your appearance, level of comfort as well as key considerations like price and duration. This is the ultimate guide in helping you decide which type of braces to go for.   

Comparing Different Types of Braces

Type of Braces




Duration of Treatment

Conventional Metal Braces

Straightens teeth by tightening metal wires. Metal wires and brackets may cause ulcers and abrasions.

RM4,500 - RM8,000

  • Visible
  • Tends to trap food 
  • Braces are not removable throughout treatment

1-2 years with monthly tightening 

Ceramic Braces

Similar to metal braces but with ceramic brackets instead. More fragile than metal braces. May cause ulcers and abrasions.

RM6,000 - RM11,000

  • Looks better than metal braces because it’s tooth coloured
  • Also stains easily from food like coffee

1-2 years with monthly tightening

Self-ligating Braces 

Self-ligating braces are similar to traditional braces but use wires which attach to brackets via a slide mechanism, allowing the teeth to move naturally during the alignment process. These braces come in either metal or ceramic.

RM7,000 - RM12,000

  • Invisible
  • Minimal speech difficulty.

1-2 years

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are metal braces attached to the back of your teeth. These braces may cause abrasions and ulcers especially on the tongue.

RM16,000 - RM18,000

Less visible because metal brackets are laced behind the teeth

1-2 years

Clear Aligners

Transparent aligners that are customised to your teeth. By swapping to a new set of aligners every two weeks, each aligner applies pressure to straighten your teeth. 

RM16,000 - RM20,000

  • Nearly invisible, comfortable and removable
  • Minimal speech difficulty (easy to get used to).

3-5 months. Aligners to be worn 22 hours a day. Sets are changed every two weeks.

Zenyum Invisible Braces

Full treatment is supervised by our local top dentists.

Our aligners are customised to your teeth. Switch the aligners every two weeks to progress with treatment. Each aligner set applies pressure to straighten your teeth. 

RM5599 -


(Interest-free plan available)

  • Virtually invisible, lightweight, comfortable, easy to remove.
  • Minimal speech difficulty (easy to get used to).
  • Free Zenyum to track treatment progress.

See visible results in 2-3 months. Treatment duration is depending on case complexity.

Aligners to be worn 22 hours a day. Sets are changed every two weeks.

Zenyum Invisible Braces: Affordable and Effective

Price, appearance and duration of treatment are all factors that should be considered when deciding between braces plans. Afterall, fixing your teeth is an investment so you should be well-informed about the options available before committing to one. 


If clear aligners tick all your boxes except the price component, Zenyum Invisible Braces brings you good news. From as low as RM 5599, Zenyum offers an affordable and effective clear aligner option that uses teledentistry to cut out the unnecessary dental visits that add to the bill. 


If that’s not enough to make you smile, we also offer payment through interest-free monthly instalments. At Zenyum we want to make it affordable for you to achieve your ideal smile. Start your ZenyumClear Aligners journey on the right foot with a free pre-assessment to find out if we are suitable for you. 

Kickstart your Zenyum journey with a free pre-assessment today