How Much Will I Pay for Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultations?
Consultations for orthodontic appliances and Invisalign® braces are always complimentary for our existing patients. Give us a call to schedule your appointment.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is a special system that uses clear trays tailor-made to fit your teeth. The trays are designed to move them incrementally toward their desired position. New aligner trays are provided every two weeks.
What Do Invisalign Trays Cost?
Invisalign trays vary in cost, depending on the length of your treatment and the extent of your alignment needs. We’ll provide you with an assessment following a consultation with our dentist in Forney.
How Does Invisalign Compare to Clear Braces?
Wondering how your options stack up in the Invisalign vs. braces debate? Invisalign uses removable clear aligner trays. Clear braces are semi-permanently attached to your teeth and are more noticeable.
How Do Clear Braces Straighten Your Teeth?
Clear braces and metal braces both use brackets and wires to move teeth. With clear braces, the brackets and wires blend in better with your natural teeth.
Clear Braces for Teeth Cost?
The cost of clear braces varies, depending on your individual orthodontic needs and the complexity of your issues. Often, clear braces are more expensive than metal braces.
Clear Braces versus Silver Braces?
Clear braces are a good option for those who want inconspicuous braces but have orthodontic issues that are too complex for Invisalign. Metal braces are less expensive than the alternatives.
Metal, Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
What’s the Process for Placing Metal Braces?
For metal braces, brackets are applied to your teeth using a special adhesive, then wires are attached to the brackets to apply continuous pressure that moves teeth into position. The wires will be tightened and adjusted at least once a month.
Metal Braces Average Cost?
The average cost of metal braces varies widely, depending on the amount of correction needed and whether insurance coverage is available. Usually, metal braces are more affordable than ceramic braces and Invisalign.
Metal Braces versus Other Types of Braces
Other types of braces are very similar to traditional metal braces, except brackets and wires may be placed in different positions, appear less noticeable or use slightly different equipment. Metal braces are usually highly effective at straightening teeth.
What’s the Process for Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating brackets use a spring-loaded clip to hold the archwire connecting the brackets in place and applying pressure to the teeth. This allows adjustments to be made more quickly and with less pain.
What Are My Expected Costs for Self-Ligating Brackets?
The cost of self-ligating brackets is usually more expensive than traditional braces, but many patients find self-ligating brackets worth the investment.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
What Are Orthodontic Procedures?
Orthodontists specialize in straightening your teeth. If you’re frustrated with a crooked or crowded smile, our office has several options to help improve your smile.
What Is the Average Orthodontics Cost?
Orthodontic treatment costs are individualized, determined by factors such as your age, type of braces and your insurance coverage.
Should I Choose an Orthodontist or a Dentist for Braces?
Orthodontists and dentists share similar overall dental training, but orthodontists continue to study and train for two to three years to learn to straighten teeth. An orthodontist treats significantly crowded teeth, misaligned jaws, underbites, overbites and severely crowded teeth.
What Happens During Phase 1 of Orthodontic Treatment?
During the 6- to 12-month period of Phase 1 orthodontic treatments for children, your child’s alignment or bite issues will be corrected. After Phase 1 is complete, your child will wear a retainer until permanent teeth have erupted and the other issues can be fixed.
What Are the Average Costs of Phase 1 Orthodontics?
The cost of Phase 1 orthodontic treatment varies for each child. We recommend that children ages 7 or older have orthodontic assessments.
How Does the Process of Phase 1 versus Phase 2 Orthodontics Differ?
The early interceptive treatment of Phase 1 orthodontics corrects or prevents moderate to severe alignment issues. Phase 1 orthodontics is usually administered to kids between the ages of 6 and 10. Phase 2 treatment occurs when most of a child’s permanent teeth are in, usually administered to kids ages 11 to 13.