How Much Is a Consultation for Clear Braces?
Consultations for clear braces and other teeth straightening options are complimentary.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Does Invisalign® Work?
Yes, with Invisalign® the clear trays gradually shift teeth into the desired position. Your teeth will move slightly to accommodate the aligner tray, which is changed out every two weeks.
Does Invisalign Cost the Same for Everyone?
No, your Invisalign cost depends on how many aligners you will need. Call us to arrange your no cost consultation and your dentist will provide an estimate after assessing your teeth.
Which Is Better Invisalign or Braces?
Invisalign is virtually invisible, but it isn’t for everyone. Braces can handle difficult orthodontic issues that Invisalign cannot. Before committing to either Invisalign or braces, you should discuss the matter with one of our dentists.
Do Clear Braces Work Well?
Clear braces are effective on all but extreme orthodontic issues. Both clear and metal braces work in the same way, except clear braces are more aesthetically pleasing.
Are Clear Braces Expensive?
Ceramic braces are more expensive than metal braces; however, many of our patients feel that the extra cost is worthwhile to straighten their teeth unobtrusively.
Do Clear Braces Work as Well as Silver Braces?
Yes, clear braces work as well as metal braces; however, they take slightly longer to move teeth. You should talk to one of our dentists about which type of braces are better for you.
Metal Braces, Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Traditional Metal Braces Straighten Teeth?
Metal braces use brackets cemented to your teeth and an archwire, which is tightened to slowly move your teeth into alignment.
How Much Is a Set of Metal Braces?
While metal braces are an affordable way to straighten teeth, there is no set fee. Your cost for metal braces is based on the amount of correction needed. During your consultation, you can receive an estimate of your total cost.
Are Metal Braces Stronger Than Clear Braces?
Yes, they are more durable; therefore, they can straighten teeth quicker. Speak with your dentist about metal braces if you need a severe alignment issue fixed. Clear braces, which are made of ceramic, may stain or take longer to fix issues.
What Are Self-Ligating Braces?
Self-ligating braces use brackets or clips to move the archwire, not rubber bands. You may have seen people with metal braces that have self-ligating brackets without realizing it because the contraption is small and spring-loaded.
How Much Do Self-Ligating Braces Cost?
Braces that have self-ligating brackets are slightly more expensive, however, they make the teeth straightening process faster.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Get Braces in League City?
We can provide you with options to treat orthodontic issues, such as misaligned teeth, in League City. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.
How Much Is Orthodontic Treatment?
The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the issues you have, the type of braces that you select and whether you have dental insurance.
Do I Need to See an Orthodontist for Braces?
Orthodontists are dentists who have completed an orthodontic residency after dental school. Dentists often treat patients needing braces or Invisalign. However, they refer complex cases to orthodontists.
At What Age Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Begin?
Phase 1 orthodontics is an early interceptive treatment that can start as early as age six if there are any orthodontic issues that cannot wait until a child has all of his or her permanent teeth.
What Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The Phase 1 cost will depend on your child’s alignment needs and whether your child has dental insurance coverage.
Phase 1 vs. Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 2 orthodontics is concerned with making sure your child’s teeth function correctly and they look good. Some children will receive braces during Phase 2 treatment, which usually takes place between ages 11-13.