How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign Consultation Cost?
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Invisalign® And Clear Braces
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® uses clear trays to align the teeth. These aligners are nearly invisible, and they’re completely removable. You’ll receive new aligners on a regular basis throughout your treatment as your teeth move into place. Invisalign trays work on the same principle as traditional braces, but they let you retain the look of a braces-free smile.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Your smile is unique, and your cost for Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your individual case, which also determines the length of your treatment. After your consultation with our dental office in West Frisco, you’ll receive a complete estimate of your expected Invisalign cost.
Invisalign Versus Clear Braces
Invisalign trays and clear braces are both intended to be less noticeable than metal braces. An advantage of Invisalign is that you can remove the alignment trays for flossing and brushing. Invisalign trays are also less visible than clear braces.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces use tooth-colored brackets, often made of ceramic, instead of metal ones, delivering a less-noticeable appearance than metal braces. Ceramic brackets aren’t as strong as metal ones, and they may require a longer treatment time because gentler adjustments must be made throughout treatment.
What Do Clear Braces Cost?
The ceramic brackets and potentially extended treatment time can make clear braces more expensive than metal ones, but many patients find the difference in cost is worth it for the less-metallic appearance of their smiles. Your exact clear braces cost depends on the amount of correction you need.
Clear Braces Versus Metal Braces
Clear braces are often chosen when Invisalign isn’t an option because of the particular alignment issues that need to be fixed. They provide a more aesthetically pleasing look for patients.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
How Metal Braces Work
Metal braces feature brackets that are attached to the teeth to hold wires in place. The pressure applied by the wires moves the teeth into proper alignment.
What Do Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces are usually the most affordable orthodontic option. However, your precise metal braces cost depends on the issues that need to be fixed and how long it will take to achieve the correct alignment.
How Do Metal Braces Compare to Other Orthodontic Options?
Metal braces are the most visible type of orthodontic appliance, but they often cost less than Invisalign, clear braces, or self-ligating braces. The time required to complete treatment is usually shorter when metal braces are the chosen orthodontic appliance.
How Self-Ligating Braces Work
Self-ligating braces use a type of bracket that doesn’t require an elastic band to hold the archwire in place. Many patients find this type of orthodontic appliance to be more comfortable than traditional metal braces, and they can deliver faster results.
What Do Self-Ligating Braces Cost?
Self-ligating braces usually have a higher cost than standard braces because of their advanced bracket system. Schedule a consultation with our office to receive an estimate for self-ligating braces.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist in West Frisco?
If you’re bothered by the appearance of your smile because of crooked or gapped teeth, orthodontic treatment can give you confidence in your looks and a boost in your self-esteem. Our dental office in West Frisco has an array of solutions to improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
What Is the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?
The best way to find out your cost for orthodontic treatment is to schedule a consultation with our office. After assessing your orthodontic issues and discussing your goals, we’ll provide you with a proposed treatment plan and an orthodontics cost estimate.
Orthodontist or Dentist for Braces?
Orthodontists and dentists both focus on dental care and the health of the teeth and gums. A dentist can provide some orthodontic treatment, but when a patient has complicated alignment issues involving the teeth or jaw, they will receive a referral to an orthodontist.
How Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Work?
Phase 1 orthodontic treatment for children is an interceptive treatment that usually takes six to 12 months. This type of orthodontic treatment is applied to the primary teeth and is intended to prevent the need for more intensive correction later on.
How Much Is Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Every child’s case is unique, and the cost for their phase 1 treatment depends on the exact type of treatment they need. Please visit our dental office for a consultation and price estimate.
Phase 1 Versus Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 treatment is the first stage of orthodontic treatment that can intercept a problem that’s developing or guide the growth of jaw bones. Phase 2 orthodontics is used to move permanent teeth into proper alignment and correct minor bite issues.