Is an Orthodontic Consultation Expensive?
We provide free orthodontic consultations to all of our existing patients.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Is Invisalign® Orthodontic Treatment Different From Braces?
Unlike traditional braces that use brackets and wires, Invisalign® treatment uses a series of clear trays that fit over the teeth. The trays place continuous pressure on the teeth to gradually move them into the correct position. Invisalign® treatment is comfortable and discreet. Contact our Denton office today for more information.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is one of the more expensive options for straightening teeth. However, the majority of patients find the aesthetic value and ability to remove the trays is worth the price.
Is Invisalign Better than Clear Braces?
Both options are effective for correcting specific orthodontic problems. Most patients like the fact that Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and easier dental hygiene. Clear braces are still visible, but they are less noticeable than traditional braces. With aligner therapy, you do have to remember to change to the next trays in the series every couple of weeks. Braces, on the other hand, only have to be adjusted every four to six weeks.
Do Clear Braces Work Differently Than Metal Braces?
Metal, clear, and ceramic braces all use brackets and wires that are permanently affixed to the teeth. The archwire is adjusted in a controlled manner to apply pressure to the teeth so that they shift into proper alignment. Although your cost and treatment time can vary slightly between the various types of braces, the primary difference is one of aesthetics and the severity of your alignment issues.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Clear Braces?
As with other forms of treatment, the cost for clear braces will depend on your situation. We can tell you that clear braces tend to be more expensive than metal braces, but less expensive than Invisalign. Call our office for more information.
Why Choose Clear Braces Over Metal Braces?
Both types of braces are effective at treating moderate to severe orthodontic issues. Most of our patients choosing clear braces want an orthodontic treatment option that is as discreet as possible but have alignment issues that are too complex for aligner therapy. Call our Denton office today so that our dental professionals can help you find an orthodontic treatment that will give you the beautiful smile that you have always wanted.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
Should I Opt for Metal Braces? How Do They Work?
Metal braces have been used for decades to straighten teeth. They work by using an archwire connected to brackets, which are cemented to the teeth. This system applies pressure that gradually shifts the teeth into position.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Metal Braces?
Metal braces are considered to be very cost effective for orthodontic treatment. We can give you a more accurate cost estimate after you have completed a consultation with our dental team.
How Do Metal Braces Compare to Other Orthodontic Procedures?
When thinking about orthodontic treatment, it is important to take into consideration your specific alignment or bite goals. Metal braces are able to correct moderate-to-severe alignment issues. Even though they may be more visible than other options, they might be the best choice for your specific needs.
What Are Self-Ligating Braces?
Traditional and self-ligating braces use different methods to secure the archwire. Self-ligating braces are a more comfortable and faster way to straighten teeth than traditional metal braces. Instead of using brackets, the archwire is help in place with spring-loaded door-like mechanism.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Self-Ligating Braces?
Self-ligating braces are sometimes more expensive than other options. Your Orthodontist will be able to provide a comprehensive estimate after your initial appointment.
Orthodontics: Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist in Denton?
At our dental office, we provide orthodontic services from qualified orthodontists and general dentists. Call us if you have bite issues, misaligned teeth or crowded teeth, we look forward to helping you reach your dental goals.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Orthodontic Treatment?
The actual cost of your treatment will depend on the complexity of your issue, the duration of your treatment, the type of treatment chosen, as well as the specifics of your insurance coverage.
What Is the Difference Between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?
General dentists and orthodontists undergo the same basic training and licensing regimen. Orthodontists also receive two to three years of additional training in the treatment and correction of crooked or crowded teeth, bad bites, and misaligned jaws. General dentists may be able to treat mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues; however, severe problems normally require a referral to an orthodontist.
When Is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Required?
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is recommended for children who have orthodontic issues that cannot wait until they have all of their permanent teeth. We advise parents to schedule their child for an orthodontic assessment before the age of 7 to determine if they require early orthodontic treatment.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?
We would be happy to provide a complimentary consultation to our existing clients to help you understand how much Phase 1 orthodontic treatment will cost. Following your consultation, our staff will discuss your treatment options and ways that we can help you manage the expense. Call today to begin your journey toward a better smile.
What Is the Difference Between Phase 1 and Phase 2?
The first phase begins between the ages of 6 and 10 and typically lasts anywhere from six months to a year. Once their initial treatment is complete, most children wear a retainer until they are ready to begin the second portion of their treatment between the ages of 11 and 13.