Do Dentists Charge for Orthodontic Consultations?
At our office, we provide complimentary consultations for metal braces, Invisalign, and other orthodontic options. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Does Invisalign® Work?
With Invisalign treatment, you’ll receive a series of clear aligner trays. Over time, the pressure from the trays shifts your teeth into place. Every two weeks, you’ll switch to a new set of trays as your treatment progresses.
Generally, the Invisalign cost depends on the treatment duration and how complex your alignment issues are. Our dentist will provide a cost estimate at your appointment.
Deciding Between Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Clear braces and Invisalign both provide a discreet way to straighten teeth. However, Invisalign is ideal for mild to moderate cases in adults and older teens. Clear braces may be a better option if your orthodontic or bite issues require extensive correction.
Are Clear Braces Similar to Metal Braces?
Just like metal braces, clear braces use brackets and wires to adjust teeth. However, their clear materials make them less obvious in the mouth.
How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?
Clear braces usually are higher in cost than traditional braces; however, their discreet look makes the cost worth it for many patients. The severity of your alignment problems will also determine cost.
Clear vs. Metal Braces: Which One is Best?
Both clear and metal braces are an effective treatment for misaligned teeth. However, clear braces are discreet and may be ideal for those with complex orthodontic problems who were not ideal candidates for Invisalign.
How Do Metal Braces Align Teeth?
When you choose metal braces, the dentist or orthodontist attaches brackets to your teeth, which holds an archwire in place. The metal braces are adjusted periodically until your teeth reach the desired position.
What Do Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces typically are less expensive than other options, including clear braces or Invisalign. During your consultation, our dentist will outline your treatment plan and the expected costs.
Are Metal Braces Right for Me?
You may be wondering whether metal braces are best for you. Metal braces often are recommended for more complex orthodontic cases; however, they are more visible in the mouth than Invisalign or clear braces.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
While metal braces use elastics to hold the archwire, self-ligating braces use a small, spring-loaded door instead. Choosing this type of braces may mean a shorter
What is the Cost of Self-Ligating Braces?
Generally, self-ligating braces are more expensive than metal braces. However, our team will help you find an affordable solution, whether it’s through insurance or a payment plan.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Experienced Orthodontist Near Me?
If you’re dissatisfied with the spacing or alignment of your teeth, give our office a call. Our orthodontic treatment options can help you achieve a stunning smile.
Will Getting Orthodontics Be Expensive?
Your unique needs will factor into the orthodontics cost. Factors affecting the cost include your insurance and the type of braces you need.
Do I Need a Dentist or Orthodontist?
Extensive alignment issues usually should be addressed by an orthodontist, who specializes in straightening teeth. However, many mild orthodontic cases can be treated by general dentists.
How Long Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Take?
Most children complete Phase 1 orthodontics in a year or less. After treatment, your child will require a retainer to preserve the results.
What is the Cost of Phase 1 Orthodontics?
The cost of Phase 1 treatment usually depends on your insurance and the amount of correction needed. Our team members and dentists will help your family find an affordable solution.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics: What’s the Difference?
With Phase 1 treatment, your child receives preventive care that corrects orthodontic problems before they worsen – usually between ages 6 and 10. Phase 2 treatment is administered between ages 11 and 13.