How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultation Cost?
Existing patients at our clinic are provided with complimentary consultations for orthodontic treatment options. These consultations provide more information about orthodontic treatments, such as braces and Invisalign®. To book your appointment, pick up the phone today.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Do Invisalign Clear Aligners Work?
Invisalign braces work in the same basic way as traditional braces do. The treatments are made up of a course of custom-fitted, clear trays that work to align the teeth over the prescribed treatment period. These trays are switched out every two weeks and apply pressure gradually to the teeth, so that they shift into the desired position.
How Much Will My Bill for Invisalign Clear Aligners Be?
The cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on how long you have to undergo the treatment process and how severe your orthodontic problems are that need to be fixed. One of our dentists in Lakewood will assess your overall condition and provide you with an estimate at your consultation appointment.
How Does Invisalign Compare to Other Orthodontic Treatment Options?
Invisalign offers patients the opportunity to correct their orthodontic issues in an aesthetically pleasing and less noticeable way than other options do. While traditional braces are made of metal wires and brackets, Invisalign treatments are comprised of clear aligner trays that are removable.
Can You Tell Me How Clear Braces Function?
By utilizing a system of brackets and wires, clear braces work to shift the teeth into a straighter alignment over a period of time. This is the same way that metal braces work, but clear braces are less noticeable.
What Will I Have to Pay for Clear Braces?
While clear braces are usually more expensive than metal braces, they are an option that many of our patients love due to the discrete nature of the clear braces. What you will owe for your clear braces will depend on how severe your issues are and how long you need to the braces.
How Do Clear Braces Compare to Other Options?
Clear braces utilize brackets and wires to straighten the teeth. They work in the same way that metal braces do, adjusting the alignment of the teeth. Because they are much less noticeable, this makes them a popular option for people who have issues that can’t be addressed with Invisalign.
Metal Braces, Ceramic Braces and Self-Ligating Brackets
Can You Explain to Me How Metal Braces Work?
Utilizing a system of brackets and wires, metal braces work by applying pressure to the teeth. This system pushes the teeth into their proper alignment over a period of time.
What Do Orthodontic Metal Braces Cost?
If you’re in need of metal braces, you are probably wondering how much your braces will cost. Your total expenses will vary depend on the complexity of your alignment issues, how long you need to wear your braces and what kind of coverage your dental insurance plan offers. Metal braces tend to cost less than clear braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign.
Metal Braces vs. Other Orthodontic Treatment Options
Metal braces are visible, whereas treatment options like Invisalign, clear braces and ceramic braces aren’t as visible. Metal braces tend to require a shorter period of treatment than other options.
Do Self-Ligating Brackets Work?
Self-ligating braces work as well as other orthodontic treatment options. They straighten the teeth through the use of small, spring-loaded doors that hold the archwire in place. These doors allow less force to be used to bring the teeth into alignment, meaning your treatment period will be shorter and more comfortable.
What Will Self-Ligating Brackets Cost?
You can expect self-ligating brackets to cost more than other courses of orthodontic treatment. One of our orthodontists in Lakewood will discuss your treatment plan options with you during your free consultation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find An Orthodontist Near Me?
If you’ve been on the hunt for top-notch orthodontic services in Lakewood, then you’re in the right place. Our team of highly qualified orthodontists is prepared to provide you with the orthodontic treatment option that best meets your needs.
How Much Will I Pay for Orthodontic Treatment?
The amount of money you will need to pay for orthodontic treatment will depend on how complex your alignment issues are, what kind of coverage your dental insurance plan offers for orthodontics and the type of braces that you will need.
Can An Orthodontist Treat My Issue Better Than a Regular Dentist?
Orthodontists are required to attend an extra two to three years studying crooked or crowded teeth, poor bites and misaligned jaws. This additional training makes them more qualified to handle alignment issues than your regular dentist can.
How Long Will My Child Need Phase 1 Orthodontics Treatment?
Phase 1 orthodontics treatment usually takes between 6 and 12 months to complete. After this treatment has concluded, your child will need to wear a retainer until their permanent teeth grow in.
The Cost of Phase 1 Orthodontics
At the age of seven, your child should receive an orthodontic consultation to determine whether or not orthodontic treatment will be necessary in the future. If the orthodontist decides that Phase 1 orthodontics is necessary, the cost will be determined by factors like the severity of the case, your child’s age and the type of insurance coverage you have.
Can You Explain the Differences Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics?
Phase 1 orthodontic treatments usually begin between the ages of 6 and 10. This treatment is recommended before the child’s adult teeth have erupted. It is recommended in cases where a child has moderate to severe alignment issues and not treating them may lead to problems with the permanent teeth. Phase 2 treatment doesn’t happen until all of the child’s permanent teeth have grown in. This usually happens between the ages of 11 and 13.