How Much Does an Orthodontic Consultation Cost?
Our dentists in Alliance offer Invisalign or orthodontic consultations for free to current patients. Call our office now to set up the appointment!
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Do Invisalign® Aligners Work?
Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligner trays that we customize for your teeth. Like conventional braces, the aligners put pressure on your teeth to shift them into the correct place gradually. We’ll give you new aligners every two weeks as the Invisalign® treatment progresses.
What’s the Cost for Invisalign?
The price of your Invisalign treatment will depend on its complexity and how long it takes. Our office will be able to provide an estimate after an examination.
How Are Invisalign Braces Different From Clear Braces?
Invisalign utilizes aligner trays that are clear and removable. Clear braces use wires and brackets like metal braces but are clear. Invisalign is less noticeable in comparison to clear braces, but requires more adjustments.
Clear Braces: How Do They Work?
Similar to metal braces, clear braces gradually move teeth with a bracket and wire system. They aren’t as visible when compared directly with metal braces
How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?
In general, you’ll spend more on clear braces than metal braces, but the less noticeable appearance might be worth the extra cost to you. We’ll also base your cost on your specific situation.
What’s the Difference Between Clear and Metal Braces?
Compared to metal braces, clear braces are just as effective. The main difference is that they stand out less and are an Invisalign alternative.
Metal and Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Metal Braces Straighten Teeth?
The brackets and wires that metal braces use attach to your teeth. They constantly apply pressure to move your teeth into place gradually.
What’s the Metal Braces Cost?
In general, metal braces are more costly than Invisalign aligners and ceramic braces. Your total will depend on your corrective needs, treatment duration and how much your insurance pays.
How Do Metal and Other Teeth Straightening Options Differ?
It’s easier to see metal braces in your mouth than Invisalign. Ceramic braces may have a more discreet appearance, but the treatment could take longer.
How Are Self-Ligating Brackets Better?
Instead of using elastics to hold the braces wire, self-ligating braces use small, spring-loaded doors. These reduce discomfort and speed up the treatment process compared to metal braces.
What’s the Price for Self-Ligating Braces?
Self-ligating brackets might cost more than traditional braces. Discuss all of your options with our dentists in Alliance during a consultation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Is There an Orthodontist Near Me?
Our office in Alliance can provide orthodontic care in your area. With help from us, you can have the smile that you want and more self-confidence.
How Much Is Orthodontic Treatment?
Your orthodontic treatment price will depend on your specific needs. The type of braces that you choose, your age and your insurance coverage will affect the cost.
Does an Orthodontist or Dentist Apply Braces?
Although dentists and orthodontists have similar licenses, orthodontists get more training. They specialize in aligning teeth, so you may need to see an orthodontist for severely crowded or crooked teeth.
How Long Does It Take for Phase 1 Orthodontics to Work?
Phase 1 orthodontics lasts six to 12 months for children. Afterward, they wear retainers as we wait for the rest of their permanent teeth to emerge.
What’s the Cost of Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Your child’s treatment needs will determine the cost of his or her orthodontic care. We recommend setting up a consultation from age 7.
Phase 1 and 2 Orthodontics: What the Difference?
Phase 1 treatment is for children who don’t have all of their permanent teeth. Phase 2 is for those who do have them all.