Are There Set Costs for Orthodontic Consultations?
Orthodontic consultations for existing clients are free, so schedule an appointment today to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign® treatment.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Happens During Invisalign® Treatment?
During the Invisalign® process, you wear a set of custom-fitted aligners all day except when you are eating and cleaning your teeth. As you change to the next set of aligners in the series every couple of weeks, your teeth gradually move into the correct position to reveal a straighter smile.
Are There Set Costs for Invisalign Treatment?
As with any orthodontic procedures, several factors will be used to calculate the costs. Your orthodontist or dentist will determine the extent of your dental issues and see how much your insurance covers. If you would like more information about costs, call our office to schedule a consultation today.
Is Invisalign Better Than Clear Braces?
Both treatments are suited for correcting specific types of orthodontic issues and have benefits and drawbacks. Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, comfortable, and easy to use; however, they do cost more than braces and require a commitment on the part of the patient to wear them appropriately and change them according to a prescribed schedule. Invisalign is most effective on mild to moderate orthodontic issues.
Are Clear Braces Effective at Straightening Teeth?
Clear braces are not as discreet as aligners; however, they aren’t as noticeable as metal or ceramic braces. Braces also work better for certain types of complex orthodontic problems and only have to be adjusted every four to six weeks.
Are There Set Costs for Clear Braces?
Clear braces are less expensive than Invisalign because they are a bit more noticable. Patients should consult with their orthodontist for a complete cost breakdown.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
What Are Some of the Different Types of Braces and How Do They Work?
Metal braces rely on brackets and archwires that place continuous pressure on the teeth to correct alignment, adjust crowded or crooked teeth, and eliminate unwanted gaps between teeth. The brackets can be constructed from metal, ceramic, or a clear plastic to accommodate patient preferences.
Are There Set Costs for Metal Braces?
Metal braces are the least expensive. However, due to your circumstances the price will vary, so schedule your consultation today to determine the best option for your budget.
How Do Metal Braces Compare?
Metal braces are effective for patients that need to correct severely crowded teeth, misaligned teeth or more serious bite issues. Ceramic and clear braces are a good option for patients who don’t want to call attention to their orthodontic treatment but who are not suitable candidates for Invisalign. Treatment times between the various types of braces can vary slightly.
What Are the Advantages of Self-Ligating Braces?
Traditional braces use elastics to secure the archwire and direct the right amount of pressure to the right teeth to achieve the desired results. Self-ligating braces utilize a spring-loaded door system to secure the archwire and allow for a more precise adjustment of the teeth. Self-ligating braces tend to be more comfortable than traditional braces and typically require a shorter treatment schedule.
Are There Set Costs for Self-Ligating Braces?
The use of self-ligating braces for correcting teeth can be slightly more expensive than more traditional braces. We will provide a comprehensive cost estimate after we perform a consultation and understand your dental needs.
Orthodontics - Phase 1 & Phase 2
Is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Available in Northlake?
Our office offers two-phase treatment for children with complex orthodontic issues that require early intervention. We encourage parents to schedule an orthodontic consultation for their child by the age of 7 to identify any potential issues that may require early intervention.
Are There Set Costs for Phase 1 Procedures?
Since each patient is different, we don’t provide set costs for services. After we have had the opportunity to perform a thorough examination of the child’s mouth, we will speak with you about the various options available and the associated prices.
How Are Phase 1 and Phase 2 Different?
The first phase last six to 12 months and normally begins between the ages of 6 and 10. The child then wears a retainer until they have all of their permanent teeth. The second phase of treatment begins between the ages of 11 and 13 to shift the permanent teeth into the correct position.
Do I Need to See an Orthodontist for My Treatment?
Both general dentists and orthodontists are able to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Dentists and orthodontists undergo the same initial training and licensing process. Orthodontists are also required to undergo two to three years of additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of complex orthodontic issues. If a dentist feels that your orthodontic issue is beyond their level of training and expertise, you will likely be referred to an orthodontic specialist.
Can I Afford Orthodontic Treatment?
The final cost of your treatment depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your issue, the anticipated length of your treatment, the type of treatment required, and how much of the cost is covered by your insurance. Our dental professionals and office staff will work with your insurance provider to find a treatment option that maximizes your insurance coverage. We also offer payment plans to help you manage any out of pocket expenses.
Where Should I Go for Orthodontic Care in Northlake?
If you are looking for orthodontic treatment in Northlake, call our office today to schedule an appointment.