How Much Will My Consultation Cost?
Your initial consultation with our orthodontic specialists will be free of charge.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Are Invisalign® Clear Aligner Trays?
The Invisalign® system differs from traditional metal and clear braces because it consists of a series of clear trays that fit over teeth and can be removed as needed. Braces are affixed to the teeth in a more permanent way and can only be adjusted or removed by a qualified orthodontist or dentist.
How Much Should Invisalign® Cost?
Invisalign® trays cost somewhat more than traditional braces. The total cost will depend on the number of trays needed to achieve the right results.
What Are the Differences Between Invisalign® and Braces?
Invisalign® treatments are not permanently attached to the teeth and can be removed to allow for better brushing and cleaning. Braces, by contrast, are affixed to the teeth and require careful cleaning to avoid damage to the wires and brackets.
When Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces are designed with components that are less noticeable during eating and speaking. They work in the same way as regular metal braces.
How Much Should Clear Braces Cost?
The materials used to construct clear braces cost more than comparable metal braces, increasing the overall cost of these orthodontic options in Baytown.
Clear Braces or Invisalign®?
Both clear braces and Invisalign® trays reduce the metallic look of traditional braces and promote a more natural smile. Invisalign® may be more expensive for some of our patients.
Metal and Ceramic Braces, and Self-ligating Brackets
When Are Metal Braces Better?
Metal braces use brackets affixed to individual teeth and wires to pull teeth into the right alignment over a prolonged period of time. Gradual pressure reduces pain and discomfort for our patients and ensures straight results.
How Much Should Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces are ideal for families on a budget and typically cost less than clear or ceramic braces or Invisalign® treatments.
Is It Better to Get Metal or Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are similar to clear braces in that they blend in well with your natural teeth, reducing the obvious appearance presented by metal braces. Your budget and your own preferences will be the best guides when choosing the right braces for you.
What Are Self-ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating brackets eliminate the need for elastic bands by connecting directly to the archwire for your braces.
How Much Should Self-Ligating Brackets Cost?
Because the mechanisms used to connect the wires is more complex, self-ligating brackets and ceramic braces typically cost somewhat more.
Orthodontics and Phase 1
Where Is the Orthodontist Office in Baytown?
If you need an experienced and knowledgeable orthodontist in the Baytown area, our practice can provide you with the in-depth knowledge needed to achieve your goals. We will work with you to determine effective solutions for crooked or misaligned teeth.
How Much Will My Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
The cost of your orthodontic treatments with our office will vary depending on the extent of work to be performed and the number of visits needed to achieve even teeth and a brighter smile.
Should I See an Orthodontist for Braces?
Some dentists do offer braces. However, the advanced specialty training given to orthodontists typically makes them the best choice for these procedures.
How Long Does Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment Take?
Designed for children between the ages of six and 10, Phase 1 orthodontic treatments typically require six months to a year.
How Much Will a Series of Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The cost of your child’s Phase 1 orthodontic treatments will vary depending on the amount of work to be done.
Comparing Phase 1 vs. Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 2 orthodontics services are designed for older children and require that most, if not all, of the permanent teeth are present. This is not the case for Phase 1 orthodontics. We will be able to give you more information when you visit us for a consultation. Depending on you or your child’s situation one might be better suited than the other.