How Much Should I Expect to Pay for an Invisalign® Consultation?
Consultations are complimentary for existing patients at our dental office. Call our office today to book your consultation.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Can Invisalign® Correct Gapped Teeth?
Yes, Invisalign® aligner trays can correct gapped teeth as well as crooked teeth. Our dentist can correct a number of orthodontic issues without braces.
What Will Invisalign Cost Me?
Call our office to schedule a consultation. Our dentist will have to judge how much correction you will need before he or she can quote a price.
Is Invisalign Like Clear Braces?
Invisalign will shift your teeth gently into position. Invisalign is also removable, which means that you can take the aligner tray out to eat and to clean your teeth. While clear braces perform a valuable service, they are not removable and it is more difficult to brush your teeth after a meal.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces work the same way as metal braces, except clear braces use ceramic brackets that either match your tooth color or they are translucent. Generally, you will have monthly adjustment visits.
Do Clear Braces Cost More Than Metal Braces?
Yes, clear braces cost more than metal braces. However, adult patients typically feel the extra cost is worth it to have braces that blend in with their teeth. If clear braces sound interesting, our dentist can tell you your anticipated cost after evaluating your teeth.
How Do Fixed Clear Braces Compare to Removable Invisalign?
Removable aligners are nice because you can remove the aligner and eat anything you want. Clear, fixed braces also have an advantage; you cannot lose your fixed braces, nor can you forget to put them back in because you were distracted after your meal.
Metal and Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Does a Dentist Put Metal Braces On?
When a dentist puts metal braces on your teeth, he or she will glue the metal brackets onto your teeth and then attach the wire that moves your teeth to the brackets. You may or may not have rubber bands that attach to the brackets, depending on the orthodontic issue the dentist is correcting.
What Is the Cost of Metal Braces in White Settlement?
Metal braces are the least expensive way to straighten your teeth, and your dental insurance may cover metal braces. Your total metal braces cost will rely on the amount of correction your teeth need.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Traditionally, elastics hold the archwire on the bracket. With self-ligating braces, the brackets have a door that holds the archwire, which should reduce any soreness, as less force is needed to move teeth.
Are Self-Ligating Brackets More Expensive than Regular Brackets?
Self-ligating brackets are slightly more expensive than traditional brackets. They do have advantages that may justify the added cost, especially if you would like to shorten the time that you will need to wear braces.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Get Braces in White Settlement?
If you would like straighter teeth, contact our office in White Settlement to schedule a complimentary consultation. We offer braces and Invisalign to correct your teeth.
What’s the Fee for Orthodontic Work?
Your total cost will depend on the extent of your issues and whether you have dental insurance coverage. During your consultation, our dentist can estimate your cost for orthodontic work after assessing your teeth.
Dentist vs. Orthodontist for Clear Braces
Dentists can provide Invisalign treatments to straighten teeth. Dentists typically refer more complicated orthodontic issues that Invisalign cannot correct to orthodontists, who have spent several years more than dentists studying teeth and jaw alignment issues.
When Should I Bring My Child in for a Phase 1 Evaluation?
Bring your child in at age six or seven. Every child should have an orthodontic evaluation to look for problems that may escalate without early treatment. Phase 1 treatment will take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year to complete.
What’s the Cost for Phase 1 Treatments?
The cost for Phase 1 orthodontic treatments will depend on what your child needs.
When Would Phase 2 Orthodontic Begin?
Phase 2 orthodontics begins about age 11, when your child has his or her permanent teeth.