How Much Will My Consultation Cost?
Our office provides free consultations as a service to our patients. This can give you a better idea of your options for Invisalign®, clear braces and traditional braces in the Highland Village area.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Is Invisalign®? How Does It Work?
Invisalign® is a method of straightening and aligning teeth without braces. The system consists of a series of trays that are custom fitted to your teeth. These trays are clear and are switched out every two weeks to produce fast and effective straightening for your teeth.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
The cost of your Invisalign® treatment will depend on the amount of realignment needed and the number of custom-fabricated trays you will need to achieve the desired results. We will work with you to make sure that your treatment is as affordable as possible.
How Is Invisalign® Different from Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces, including clear braces, use wires and brackets to attach to teeth and to pull them into shape. Invisalign® treatments, by contrast, use trays that fit over teeth and can be removed for cleaning.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces work in a similar fashion to traditional metal braces. The clear materials used to construct these braces, however, are much less noticeable.
How Much Will Clear Braces Cost?
In most cases, clear braces cost somewhat more than traditional metal braces. Your orthodontist will explain the costs to you and will give you a general idea of the overall expense involved in choosing clear braces over traditional metal braces.
Clear Braces vs. Invisalign®
Clear braces are designed to stay in place and are not usually removable by our patients. By contrast, Invisalign® can be removed as necessary to keep your teeth cleaner.
Metal, Ceramic & Self-ligating Braces
How Do Metal Braces Work?
Traditional braces are attached to the teeth and consist of brackets and wires that gradually apply pressure to move teeth into the desired alignment.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces are one of the most affordable options for realigning teeth and are generally less expensive than Invisalign® or clear braces.
Should I Get Metal or Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are similar to clear braces in that they are less noticeable than comparable metal braces. Your personal preferences and your dentist’s recommendations can help you make the right choice for your needs.
How Do Self-ligating Brackets Work?
Most traditional braces use elastic bands to connect wires to brackets. Self-ligating brackets, however, consist of a small, spring-loaded mechanism that connects directly to the archwire.
How Much Do Self-ligating Brackets Cost?
Self-ligating brackets can cost significantly more than traditional braces. We will work with you to determine the most cost-effective way to manage your orthodontic needs.
Orthodontics and Phase 1
How Can I Find an Orthodontist Office in Highland Village?
Our practice offers advanced orthodontic options designed to suit your needs. We can apply all types of braces, including Invisalign® treatments and ceramic braces designed to suit your precise set of needs.
How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
The cost of your orthodontic treatment will depend on a number of factors that include the amount of realignment needed and the type of treatment you choose.
Should I See an Orthodontist or a Dentist for Braces?
In most cases, an orthodontist is best qualified to apply braces and to monitor your progress through your treatment plan. Orthodontists receive advanced training in the best methods to straighten teeth and can provide you with the most effective solutions for your needs.
What Is Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Phase 1 orthodontics is a proactive method of correcting misaligned teeth in children between the ages of six and 10 years of age. It can reduce the need for braces later on.
How Much Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The cost of Phase 1 orthodontics will vary depending on the amount of work to be done and the length of treatment.
Comparing Phase 1 vs. Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontic treatments usually take place before all permanent teeth have erupted. By contrast, Phase 2 orthodontic treatments are administered to older children and are intended to realign permanent teeth. Our office will work with you to ensure that you receive the best options for your orthodontic care.