How Much Does a Consultation for Invisalign® Braces Cost?
Any of our patients who are interested in obtaining Invisalign® braces can receive a free, no-obligation consultation from one of our dedicated dentists. Call our office in McKinney today to schedule an appointment for your free consultation.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Do Invisalign® Braces Work?
Invisalign® braces have clear, custom made aligner trays that help guide the teeth into their proper alignment by applying gentle pressure to the teeth. Gradually, the teeth will shift into proper alignment and as the alignment of your teeth change, you’ll receive new aligner trays, usually about every two weeks.
How Much Do Invisalign® Braces Cost?
The cost of your Invisalign® braces will be determined by your unique needs. Factors that determine the cost include the length of the treatment you need, your insurance coverage, and any additional orthodontic work you may require. Call our office in McKinney for an appointment and one of our dedicated dentists will provide you with an estimate for Invisalign®.
What’s the Difference Between Invisalign® and Clear Braces?
Clear braces use clear aligner trays rather than the brackets and wires of metal braces. Invisalign® is more inconspicuous than clear braces but require more adjustments.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces work in a manner that’s similar to metal braces but they’re significantly less noticeable than metal braces. If you have more questions, call our office in McKinney and we’ll be happy to answer them.
How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?
The cost of your clear braces will be determined by your unique circumstances. Factors that will affect the cost of your clear braces include the degree of misalignment of your teeth, your insurance coverage, and any other dental issues you may have. Although clear braces are more expensive, most patients feel that the more pleasing aesthetics of the clear braces are worth the additional cost. Call our office in McKinney for a free consultation and your dentist will provide you with an estimate of your cost.
Clear Braces versus Metal Braces
Both metal braces and clear braces are effective for straightening teeth. Clear braces more closely resemble the appearance of Invisalign® but are appropriate for those whose dental issues preclude the use of it.
Metal, Ceramic, And Self-ligating Braces
How do Metal Braces Work?
Metal braces apply continuous, gentle pressure to the teeth through use of wires and brackets. This encourages the teeth into the desired formation and results in a beautiful smile. Call our office in McKinney for your free consultation about braces for your teeth.
What Do Metal Braces Cost?
The cost of metal braces for your teeth will depend on several factors including the degree to which your teeth need to be straightened, your insurance coverage, and any other orthodontic services you might need. We’re happy to provide you with a free cost estimate when you schedule an appointment with our office in McKinney.
Metal Braces vs. Other Orthodontic Options?
Although more cost effective overall, metal braces are more visible than other options such as clear braces or ceramic braces. Metal braces usually require the shortest treatment time; ceramic braces usually require a longer treatment duration but are less visible than metal braces.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Unlike the elastic bands used with metal braces, self-ligating braces use a spring-loaded apparatus to hold the archwire in place. This procedure provides quicker results and less discomfort than the elastic band procedure. Call our office in McKinney if you would like more information on self-ligating braces.
What’s the Cost of Self-Ligating Braces?
Self-ligating braces can be costlier than other procedures but many feel that the shorter treatment time and lesser amount of discomfort is worth the additional expenditure. Your dentist will explain all of your options for treatment during your complimentary appointment at our office in McKinney.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Is There an Orthodontist Near Me in McKinney?
If you hide your smile because your teeth are misaligned, one of our orthodontic options can provide you with the beautiful smile you deserve. Call our office in McKinney and schedule a consultation with one of our caring dentists.
How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
The cost of your orthodontic treatment will depend on your unique requirements. Factors that determine the cost include the type of braces you need, your age, and your insurance coverage. Your dentist will provide you with a detailed estimate during your appointment at our office in McKinney.
Orthodontist vs. Dentist for Braces
Although dentists and orthodontists have the same training for licensure, orthodontists undergo a minimum of two years of additional training in their specialty. If your teeth are misaligned or crowded, you have bite issues, or your teeth have suffered a trauma, you may need an orthodontist in McKinney.
How Long Does It Take for Phase 1 Orthodontics to Work?
The phase 1 orthodontic procedure for children usually takes from six months to one year. Children will need to wear a retainer until their permanent teeth appear.
How Much Will Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The cost of phase 1 orthodontics will vary depending on the severity of your child’s orthodontic issues. We recommend that children should be evaluated for orthodontic needs beginning at age 7.
Phase 1 vs. Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontia is considered interceptive work to allay the need for more substantial orthodontic work as the child grows. Phase 1 is from age 6 to age 10. Phase 2 orthodontic treatment is from age 11 to age 13 and involves the permanent teeth.