How Much Will I Pay for an Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultation Cost?
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Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Invisalign – How Does It Work?
Invisalign clear aligner trays work to push the teeth gently into the proper position through the use of a series of custom-crafted trays. Throughout the course of your treatment period, you will receive a new clear aligner tray every two weeks. This is a popular treatment option for patients who want a more discreet way of straightening their teeth.
What Will Be the Total Cost for Invisalign?
Since the cost of Invisalign treatment depends on factors like the severity of your alignment issues and how long the treatment will take, we are unable to provide an estimate of the cost until you have had a consultation with one of our dentists in Irving.
What’s the Difference When Comparing Invisalign versus Fixed Braces?
The main difference between Invisalign and fixed braces is that Invisalign is a more discreet method of straightening the teeth. Since Invisalign makes use of clear trays to gradually push the teeth into position you won’t have to worry about the appearance of your smile while you are pursuing treatment. Fixed braces use brackets and wires to straighten the teeth. While this method is a more visible means of adjusting the position of your teeth, it usually doesn’t take as long as Invisalign treatments do.
How Will My Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces use a bracket and wire system to slowly shift the teeth into the desired position. This system is similar to how metal braces work, only the method is not as visibly apparent with clear braces.
What Do Clear Braces for Teeth Cost?
A number of our patients prefer to pay more for clear braces due to their discrete nature. The total amount that you will have to pay for your clear braces will depend on the length of treatment required and the severity of your orthodontic problems.
What About Clear Braces versus Metal Braces?
Clear braces are just as effective as metal braces when it comes to straightening teeth. They are an excellent choice if you need orthodontic treatment, but want a more discreet visual appearance than metal braces offer.
Metal, Ceramic and Self-Ligating Braces
How Are Metal Braces Put On?
Metal braces are put on with a series of brackets and wires. These are adjusted over a period of time so that the braces apply continuous pressure to the teeth, causing them to shift gradually into alignment.
What’s the Cost of Orthodontic Metal Braces?
While metal braces are typically less expensive than other options, the overall cost of your bill will be determined by your dental insurance plan, how much correction is needed and how long you will have to wear your braces.
How Are Metal Braces in Comparison to Self-Ligating Braces?
Metal braces utilize elastics to hold the archwire in place, whereas self-ligating braces use a spring-loaded door to hold the archwire.
How Are Self-Ligating Brackets Better?
Since self-ligating braces hold the archwire in place with a tiny, spring-loaded door, the treatment is usually more comfortable than with other options. Self-ligating brackets don’t need to use as much force and friction to shift the teeth in place.
How Much Do Self-Ligating Brackets Cost?
Self-ligating brackets tend to be pricier than other braces. Your initial consultation will provide you with a clearer idea of what they will cost.
Orthodontist in Irving
Are you unhappy with the alignment of your teeth? You may want to consider pursuing orthodontic treatment. Our office provides a variety of treatment options for you to pursue.
What Is the Average Cost for Orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatment can be expensive, so we fully understand that you may be concerned about the price you will pay for treatment. Since orthodontic treatment is highly individualized, what you pay will depend on your age, your insurance and the type of braces you receive.
Is an Orthodontist or a Dentist Better for Orthodontic Treatment?
Dentists and orthodontists both receive training in the area of dental care. If you have crooked or crowded teeth, a bad bite or a misaligned jaw, you will probably be referred to an orthodontist, who receives 2 to 3 years of additional training in the straightening of teeth.
What Are Phase 1 Orthodontic Procedures?
Phase 1 orthodontics is early intervention orthodontic treatment that is performed on children who do not have all of their adult teeth yet. The treatment lasts 6-12 months and will require that the child wear a retainer until the adult teeth have completely grown in.
How Much Will Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The most significant impact on the cost of Phase 1 orthodontics is the severity of your child’s alignment needs. This will determine the course of the treatment and the materials that are used.
What Is the Difference Between Phase 1 Orthodontics and Phase 2 Orthodontics?
A child who is between the ages of 6 and 10 and who already shows signs of moderate to severe orthodontic problems will be referred for Phase 1 orthodontics. This treatment is specialized orthodontic treatment for children who do not yet have all of their permanent teeth. Those between the ages of 11 and 13, who already have all of their adult teeth, will be recommended for Phase 2 treatment.