Are Consultations for Orthodontic Treatments Costly?
We provide all existing clients with access to complimentary consultations for orthodontics. Don’t hesitate to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Is Invisalign® Different?
With Invisalign® treatment, you use a series of clear aligner trays to gently shift your teeth into the correct position. You wear the tray 22 to 23 hours a day and switch to the next set of aligners in the series every two weeks. These trays are clear and virtually invisible, which makes them extremely popular among adult patients. The trays are comfortable and can be removed when eating or cleaning the teeth.
Is Invisalign Treatment Costly?
Invisalign will cost more than other teeth straightening procedures, but patients that choose this option believe the cost is worth the ease of using the tray system.
Does Invisalign Work as Well as Braces?
Invisalign treatment is appropriate when only mild or moderate realignment is required. Complex orthodontic issues typically respond better to braces. Call our Conroe office today to schedule a consultation to find out which of our orthodontic services is right for you.
Do Clear Braces Work the Same as Other Types of Braces?
All braces use a system of brackets and wires to realign the teeth over a period of months. The primary differences between braces are in aesthetics and price. There may also be a slight difference in treatment time. Braces only have to be adjusted every four to six weeks.
Are Clear Braces Costly?
Clear braces are similar to metal braces, but they might be slightly more because of their clear appearance.
Should I Get Clear Braces or Metal Braces?
Braces come in a variety of styles, such as metal, ceramic, and clear, to accommodate different personal preferences, and when choosing between metal and clear, your choice is appearance based.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-Ligating Braces
Metal Braces: How do they straighten teeth?
Metal, clear, and ceramic braces are more visible than aligners, but they all work the same way. The brackets and wires are attached to the teeth and a gentle pressure is applied to move the teeth. Braces can be mildly uncomfortable as they rub against the cheeks and lips.
What Should I Budget for Metal Braces?
Braces typically are available at a number of price points to accommodate various budgets. However, metal braces do tend to be the most affordable.
How Are Metal Braces in Comparison to Other Treatments?
Braces come in a variety of options to accommodate different personal preferences and alignment issues, but they are always affixed to the teeth. Metal braces are needed when there are moderate to severe alignment or bite problems. With Invisalign, the aligners can be removed to eat and clean your teeth.
What Are Self-Ligating Braces?
Most styles of braces rely on elastics to hold the archwire in place and apply the friction and force needed to move the teeth. With self-ligating braces, the elastics are replaced by small, spring-loaded doors that allow the pressure to be applied more precisely. This decreases the treatment time and the amount of discomfort experienced while wearing the braces.
Are Self-Ligating Braces Costly?
While not as expensive as Invisalign, self-ligating braces tend to be more costly than traditional braces. Without knowing your specific circumstances, we can’t provide an accurate cost estimate. Be sure to make an appointment with one of our orthodontists for more info.
Orthodontics: Phase 1
What Are the Benefits of Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment?
A two-phase treatment strategy is the preferred method of correcting complex orthodontic issues in children. We recommend that all children receive an orthodontic screening by the age of seven to identify any issues that may require early intervention.
What Costs Should I Expect to Pay for Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Phase 1 costs will be calculated using the amount of coverage your insurance provides, the type of treatment chosen and any necessary follow-up procedures.
Why Are the Phases Different?
The first phase, which lasts between six and 12 months, begins between the ages of 6 and 10. The second round of treatment normally takes place between the ages of 11 and 13 once all of the permanent teeth have emerged. Most children wear retainers between the two phases of treatment.
Do I Have to See an Orthodontist for Treatment?
If you have relatively minor orthodontic issues, a general dentist may be able to correct the problem. Complex alignment and bite issues typically require treatment by an orthodontist who has received two to three years of specialized training in straightening teeth.
Is Orthodontic Treatment in Conroe Affordable?
There is no doubt that orthodontic treatment is a financial investment. The cost can vary from patient to patient based on the complexity of the issue, the types of treatment required, the length of treatment, and the extent of the patient’s insurance coverage.
Finding Quality Orthodontic Treatment in Conroe
Our staff will work with you to ensure you receive the orthodontic care you desire. Call today to find out more about our various orthodontic treatment options and payment plans.