How Much Will My Consultation Cost?
We offer free orthodontic consultations for Invisalign®, clear braces and traditional braces. This can take some of the worry out of the process for those concerned about costs associated with these methods for straightening misaligned teeth.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Is Invisalign®? How Do the Clear Aligners Work?
Crooked or misaligned teeth can make you feel embarrassed to show off your smile. Invisalign® treatments use clear aligner trays to move your teeth into the right position over time.
How Much Will Invisalign® Cost?
The cost of Invisalign® treatments will depend on the number of trays needed to achieve the desired results. In general, Invisalign® trays cost somewhat more than traditional metal braces.
Is Invisalign® Different from Clear Braces?
Clear braces work much like metal braces, but use clear or tooth-colored materials to minimize the appearance of these appliances. Invisalign® uses a series of clear trays that gradually put more pressure on teeth, allowing them to move into position over a longer period of time.
How Do Clear Braces Move Teeth?
Traditional braces and clear or ceramic braces work in the same way. They use brackets and wires to put pressure on misaligned teeth over a prolonged period of time.
What Will My Clear Braces Cost?
Clear and ceramic braces are typically more expensive than metal braces and may be comparable in cost to Invisalign® for your teeth. Our dentists will discuss the cost differentials and the advantages of each orthodontic solution for your specific dental needs.
Metal Braces vs. Clear Braces
The primary differences between traditional metal braces and clear braces are in cost and appearance. Clear braces can be more expensive, but have a much less obvious impact on your smile.
Metal, Ceramic Braces and Self-Ligating Braces
How Do Metal Braces Work Overtime?
Metal braces use brackets and wires to pull teeth into the desired alignment. The brackets are usually affixed to individual teeth with a strong adhesive that remains in place throughout the alignment process.
How Much Will Metal Braces Cost in Total?
Metal braces are one of the most affordable options for straightening teeth. Your dental insurance plan may cover some or all of the cost of basic metal braces.
Are Metal or Ceramic Braces the Better Option?
Ceramic braces are designed to blend in with your natural teeth to minimize the effect of these dental appliances on your overall appearance. Choosing between metal and ceramic options is generally dependent on your own personal preferences.
How Do Self-ligating Brackets Straighten Teeth?
In most cases, elastic bands are used to connect the archwire to brackets attached to the teeth. Self-ligating brackets can connect directly to the archwire, eliminating a step in the process.
How Much Will My Self-ligating Brackets Cost?
For most patients, self-ligating brackets will cost considerably more than traditional braces and brackets.
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist Office in Allen?
Our office can provide you with advanced and practical options for all your orthodontics needs. We offer comprehensive orthodontic solutions for you and your family.
How Much Will My Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
The cost of orthodontic services depends on the type of correction needed and the method chosen to realign your teeth.
Should I See an Orthodontist or a Dentist for My Situation?
An orthodontist undergoes additional training in straightening teeth. In most cases, your orthodontist can provide you with effective results as they tend to have more experience and training in dental devices to correct misaligned teeth.
What Are Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Children between the ages of six and 10 may benefit from Phase 1 orthodontics procedures designed to correct their bites before all permanent teeth come in. These treatments may take between six and 12 months.
How Much Will Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost in Total?
The cost of your child’s Phase 1 orthodontics will depend on the amount of work needed to correct the alignment of his or her teeth.
Comparing Phase 1 with Phase 2 Orthodontics – Which Is Better?
Phase 1 orthodontic procedures take place earlier and involve some permanent teeth. Phase 2 orthodontics are generally scheduled for children between the ages of 11 and 13 who have most or all of their permanent teeth.