How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign Consultation Cost?
Our dental office in Cypress provides complimentary consultations for patients who are considering orthodontics or Invisalign. Give us a call today!
Invisalign® And Clear Braces
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a method that is very convenient for patients who want straighter teeth or need moderate orthodontic issues corrected. During treatment, you wear removable, transparent aligners for at least 22 hours each day. You can remove them for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking.
How Much Do Invisalign Braces Cost?
Invisalign braces usually cost more than regular braces, but most patients find that the convenience and appearance of them are worth it.
Invisalign Versus Fixed Braces
Invisalign can correct issues like gapped or crowded teeth as well as mild bite issues, but fixed braces are often needed for remedying severe bite issues and crooked teeth.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces use clear or tooth-colored brackets that aren’t as obvious in appearance as metal brackets. Otherwise, they work the same way that metal braces do.
What Do Clear Braces Cost?
Clear braces usually cost more than traditional silver braces because of the materials used to make the brackets, such as ceramic or porcelain.
Clear Braces Versus Metal
If you’re worried about the way braces will look, Invisalign might be your first choice. However, Invisalign isn’t suited to correcting certain severe alignment issues. In those cases, clear braces can be an excellent choice for a more discreet appearance.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
Are Metal Braces Effective at Straightening Teeth?
Metal braces use brackets that are attached to the teeth. The brackets hold an archwire in place that puts pressure on the teeth to gradually move them into optimal alignment.
What Do Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces are the traditional option, and they are usually the least expensive option, too. The cost of metal braces varies based on each patient’s treatment plan.
What’s the Difference Between Metal Braces, Clear Braces and Invisalign?
Besides the noticeable differences in appearance, metal braces are usually the most cost-effective option. Metal appliances can also deliver a faster treatment time than braces with clear brackets.
What Are Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating braces use brackets that have built-in clips holding the archwire in place instead of elastic bands. These brackets are slightly smaller than traditional brackets, and treatment time can be shorter with self-ligating braces.
How Much Do Self-Ligating Brackets Cost?
Self-ligating braces typically cost more than traditional braces. Your dentist can discuss the pros and cons of your options and provide you with a cost estimate.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist in Cypress?
If you’d like a more attractive smile with straighter teeth, call us to find out about the many orthodontic treatment options available at our dental office in Cypress.
What Is the Cost of Orthodontics?
The cost of orthodontics varies widely based on each patient’s needs. The best way to find out how much orthodontics will cost is to meet with one of our dentists for a complimentary consultation.
Should I See an Orthodontist or Dentist for Braces?
Dentists can assess your orthodontic issue and refer you to an orthodontist if needed. Orthodontists have received further education in the specialty of correcting misaligned bites, crooked teeth, and other orthodontic problems.
Why Should a Child Get Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Phase 1 orthodontic treatment for children is recommended to address moderate to severe orthodontic issues before they get much worse. Phase 1 orthodontics can often prevent the need for surgery by redirecting the growth of the jaw bone, for example.
What Is a Typical Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
There isn’t a typical cost for phase 1 orthodontics because the treatment options vary widely. A child may need minor correction that takes six months or more involved adjustments that can require 18 months to complete.
Phase 1 Versus Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontics is used as an intervention for developing problems that can be significantly minimized with early treatment. Phase 2 orthodontics for children is usually applied between the ages of 11 and 13 to fix minor to moderate alignment issues in permanent teeth.