What Does an Orthodontic Consultation Cost?
Orthodontic consultations are complimentary for our existing patients.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Issues Can Invisalign® Correct?
Invisalign® clear aligners gently shift teeth into position. The aligners are removable, so you can eat and brush your teeth comfortably, as long as you wear the aligner 22 hours a day. Invisalign can correct overcrowding, gapped teeth, crossbites and more. During your initial consultation, our dentist will decide if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
What Does Invisalign Treatment Cost?
Your total Invisalign cost will depend on the extent of malocclusion (misalignment). We strive to keep our prices affordable; you will learn the anticipated cost during your consultation. Call our office to schedule your consultation.
How is Invisalign Different from Braces?
Invisalign is a removable appliance, allowing you to eat and brush your teeth normally. Clear braces are not removable, making it difficult to eat certain foods and keep your teeth clean. Clear braces do have advantages over Invisalign, which our dentist will explain during your consultation.
How Do Clear Braces Move Teeth?
Clear ceramic braces move teeth using the same method as traditional braces do, by progressively tightening a wire connected to brackets on each tooth.
What Will Clear Braces Cost Me?
Your cost for clear braces is set by the severity of the misalignment. If you have dental insurance coverage, this may also affect your total cost.
Are Clear Braces the Same as Invisalign?
No, an Invisalign tray is a removable appliance, where clear braces are permanently affixed to your teeth. Our dentist can help you decide which is the right choice for you based on your lifestyle and your budget.
Metal Braces, Ceramic Braces and Self-Ligating Brackets
Are Metal Braces Still Popular?
Yes, especially with teens who like to have colored bands to express their personality. The braces are not as conspicuous as before, as brackets are smaller now.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Metal Braces?
Metal braces are surprisingly affordable; however, we base your cost on the extent of your orthodontic issue. Dental insurance companies are generally more willing to cover metal braces than they are other teeth straightening options.
Metal Braces vs. Invisalign?
There are major differences between metal braces and Invisalign. Invisalign is more popular with adults because the aligner trays are nearly undetectable, while younger patients generally don’t mind metal braces, especially if many of their friends have them as well.
What Are Self-Ligating Brackets?
Instead of elastics or ties, self-ligating brackets use a sliding mechanism to hold the archwire. Self-ligating systems can cut up to six months off your treatment time as well.
What Is the Price for Self-Ligating Brackets?
During your consultation, your dentist may suggest self-ligating brackets if he or she believes that they are appropriate for you. You will receive an estimate if you are considering them.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontics Office Near Me?
Call our office in Morton Ranch; we can meet all of your orthodontic needs. Contact us to book your free consultation.
What Is the Cost of Orthodontics?
Orthodontics covers a wide range of treatments. Each patient will pay a different fee based on the procedures he or she has done. If you have dental insurance, it may cover a portion of the cost.
Should My Child See an Orthodontist or a Pediatric Dentist for Braces?
Both orthodontists and pediatric dentists can fit your child with braces. Since your child will need to return for adjustments, you should choose a dental professional that makes your child feel comfortable.
How Long will Phase 1 Treatments Last?
Treatment may last up to 12 months, not counting wearing a retainer afterwards. Phase 1 treatments, or interceptive orthodontic treatments, may alleviate future orthodontic issues.
What Are the Fees for Phase 1 Treatments?
Our prices for Phase 1 orthodontic treatments vary; patients rarely have the exact same issues that need correcting. Your dentist will discuss the cost of the treatment before beginning any work.
How Are Phase 2 Orthodontic Treatments Different from Phase 1?
Phase 2 orthodontic treatments focus on correcting any issues that make a child’s adult teeth attractive and function properly. These treatments usually are administered when all of the adult teeth have erupted.