How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultation Cost?
If you’re considering Invisalign® or other orthodontic treatment, you may have questions about the options available to you. We offer a complimentary consultation to fully inform you about our orthodontic services and how different treatments can address your unique needs. Schedule your appointment today!
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Will My Invisalign Trays Work?
Invisalign corrects teeth by using a series of clear aligners that are made specifically for your teeth. The aligners gradually straighten your teeth by applying gentle pressure, in a similar way to traditional braces. About every two weeks, you’ll switch to a new set of aligners to continue the treatment process.
Invisalign or Braces: Is There a Difference in Cost?
Invisalign treatment costs will be different for every patient and depend on the extent of the alignment your teeth need and your total treatment time. Your dentist will provide you with a cost estimate during your consultation.
Is There a Difference When Choosing Invisalign vs. Metal Braces?
Invisalign straightens teeth using transparent aligner trays that can be removed versus metal braces that use brackets and wires attached to your teeth. Metal braces typically require fewer adjustments compared to Invisalign, but the brackets are more noticeable compared to Invisalign’s clear aligners.
How Do Clear Braces Straighten Your Teeth?
Clear braces straighten teeth through attached wires and brackets, just like metal braces; however, since the brackets are clear, they are much less noticeable.
What Will Clear Braces Cost in Total?
If you’re considering braces to straighten your smile, you might be wondering, “How much are clear braces?” The total cost will be different for every patient, so we encourage you to call our office for more information.
Clear Braces vs. Metal with Color Bands
Just like colored metal braces, clear braces apply gentle pressure over time to gradually move your teeth into a specific direction. Clear braces are a good option if you’re looking for braces that are less visible.
Metal, Ceramic, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Metal Braces Work?
Metal braces work by applying continuous pressure to your teeth, which gradually moves them into the correct position.
Metal Braces: Is There an Average Cost?
The average cost of metal braces is less expensive compared to other orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign, self-ligating, and ceramic braces. The cost of metal braces is determined by how long you’ll need to wear braces, how much correction is needed to straighten your teeth, and if you have insurance.
Metal Braces or Clear Braces?
Clear braces are less noticeable than metal braces, but your total treatment time may be longer with clear braces.
What Are Self-Ligating Brackets?
When placing self-ligating braces, the orthodontist holds the archwire in place with a small, spring-loaded door. This process is different from traditional braces, which typically require rubber bands or elastics to attach the wire to the bracket. This process is quicker, and the wire reduces friction and the amount of force required to move your teeth, which greatly reduces overall discomfort.
Self-Ligating Brackets Average Cost
In general, you should expect to pay more for self-ligating braces. After an evaluation of your mouth during your complimentary consultation, your orthodontist will discuss payment and your treatment plan.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Our Cibolo clinic offers many orthodontic treatments to improve the alignment of your teeth. Get in touch with us to learn more.
What’s the Average Cost for Orthodontic Treatment?
The cost of orthodontics is determined by the personalized plan you will receive from your orthodontist. The plan is designed to best meet your needs and help you achieve your alignment goals. Whether you have insurance, your age, and the type of orthodontic treatment you receive can all influence your total costs.
Should I See an Orthodontist for Braces?
Orthodontists receive two to three years of additional training and specialize in teeth straightening. Family and pediatric dentists may offer orthodontic treatments, but most patients are referred to an orthodontist if they have severe alignment issues, very crowded or crooked teeth, or a misaligned jaw.
Phase 1 Orthodontics Overview
The average treatment time for Phase 1 orthodontics for children is 6-12 months. Afterwards, children must wear a retainer until the rest of their permanent teeth develop.
How Much Does a Phase 1 Orthodontic Procedure Cost?
The cost of Phase 1 orthodontics can vary for each child. Our orthodontists recommend children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven.
About Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics
Our orthodontists recommend Phase 1 orthodontic treatment for any child between the ages of 6-10 who have moderate-to-severe alignment issues. Phase 2 treatment is ideal for children between 11-13 years old.