How Much Should an Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultation Cost?
Complimentary consultation services for orthodontic or Invisalign® treatments are available to all of our existing patients. Schedule your appointment with one of our skilled orthodontists today!
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Can You Tell Me How Invisalign Works?
Invisalign clear aligners work in much the same way as more traditional braces. If you pursue treatment with Invisalign, you will undergo a course of treatment consisting of a series of custom-fitted, clear aligner trays. These trays are replaced every two weeks and will eventually shift your teeth into a straighter position.
What Is the Total Cost for Invisalign Treatment?
The cost of Invisalign depends on how complex your alignment problems are and how long your treatment will take to complete. One of our dentists in Pearland will offer you an estimate after assessing your orthodontic issues.
Should I Opt for Braces or Invisalign?
If you’re on the fence about whether you should use braces or Invisalign, you may be interested to know that they both work in the same way. Both braces and Invisalign apply pressure to the teeth so that they can be shifted into the proper alignment. The difference between braces and Invisalign is that braces do it through a series of metal or clear brackets and wires, while Invisalign uses custom clear trays that are switched out every two weeks.
What Are Clear Braces?
For patients desiring a discreet orthodontic treatment, clear braces are often an ideal option that meets their needs. Clear braces work identically to metal braces. They make use of a system of wires and brackets that work to gradually push the teeth into straighter positions. The only difference between clear and metal braces is that metal braces are more visible.
How Much Will I Pay for Clear Braces?
Like many of our existing patients, you are probably curious about how much clear braces cost. In most instances, clear braces will cost more than metal braces. The cost of your clear braces will vary depending on the exact nature of your orthodontic problems.
Should I Opt for Clear Braces or Other Orthodontic Treatment?
Clear braces offer an invisible look similar to what you would get with Invisalign. Patients with severe orthodontic issues that can’t be fixed by Invisalign may find that clear braces offer them the discreet look they desire. Both methods work to shift the teeth into straighter positions.
Metal and Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
Will Metal Braces Straighten My Teeth Better Than Other Options?
Metal braces are an effective means of straightening teeth. They are especially useful for people who are suffering from severe orthodontic issues. By utilizing wires and brackets, metal braces apply pressure to the teeth, pushing them into the alignment you desire.
How Much Do Orthodontic Metal Braces Cost?
The cost of metal braces will depend on factors like the complexity of your issues, your dental insurance and the kind of materials used for your orthodontic treatment. Metal braces tend to be a more affordable option than Invisalign, clear braces, ceramic braces or other types of braces.
Should I Get Metal Braces or Ceramic Braces?
Metal braces tend to be more visible within the mouth, while ceramic braces are less noticeable. If you want a less visible treatment option, ceramic braces may be a good choice for you. It is important to know that your treatment process may take longer with ceramic braces than with metal braces.
How Do Self-Ligating Brackets Work?
Self-ligating brackets make use of a spring-loaded door to hold the archwire in place. This door shifts the teeth into alignment with less force and friction than other options, making self-ligating brackets a more comfortable experience than traditional braces.
What Should I Expect to Pay for a Set of Self-Ligating Brackets?
Your orthodontist will be able to give you a better idea of what the cost of self-ligating brackets will be after you have had your initial consultation appointment. Self-ligating braces are usually pricier than metal braces, but may be comparable to clear braces, Invisalign and other treatment options. It depends on your situation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Is There An Orthodontist Near Me?
Pursuing orthodontic treatment is the first step towards getting the kind of smile of your dreams. Our orthodontists in Pearland are able to consult with you as to what the best treatment options for your alignment issues may be.
What Will My Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
Your treatment will be personalized based on the complexity of your orthodontic issues, what kind of braces you need and your age. Your bill will reflect all of these factors.
Should I Opt for an Orthodontist or a General Dentist?
Oral surgeons, dentists and orthodontists receive much of the same training, but specialized professions receive additional years in their respective areas. When you are in need of specialized care in regards to straightening your teeth, an orthodontist is the best option to meet your needs. Orthodontists spend extra time studying how to fix crooked teeth, crowded teeth, jaw misalignments and bad bites.
Can You Tell Me What Phase 1 Orthodontics Is?
Phase 1 orthodontics is a 6-12 month long treatment that is done on children who do not yet have all of their adult teeth. It is meant to address orthodontics issues before they become too severe. Your child will most likely have to wear a retainer until his or her adult teeth finish erupting.
Can You Tell Me How Much Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
Like all orthodontic treatments, Phase 1 orthodontics is a customized treatment plan that will vary from patient to patient. This means that the cost of your bill will be determined according to how severe your child’s needs are.
What Can You Tell Me About the Differences Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics?
Phase 1 orthodontics is recommended for children without all of their adult teeth who have moderate to severe orthodontic issues. This is usually pursued between the ages of 6-10. Phase 2 orthodontics is recommended for children between the ages of 11-13 who have all of their adult teeth.