How Much Are Consultations for Orthodontics?
If you’re ready to transform your smile with orthodontic treatment, get in touch with us to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Invisalign® Works
Your Invisalign® treatment will be conducted using a series of custom-fitted, transparent aligner trays. In a similar way to traditional braces, the aligners place gentle pressure on your teeth to steadily shift them into the correct position. As treatment progresses, every two weeks you’ll receive new aligner trays.
What Will My Invisalign Cost?
The average Invisalign price is determined by the length of treatment and your specific alignment problems. Our dentist will provide more information about your expected costs during your consultation.
Invisalign vs. Metal Braces
Invisalign straightens your teeth by using clear aligners that can be removed. Metal braces correct alignment issues with brackets and wires that are fastened to your teeth. Although the metal brackets are more noticeable in comparison to the transparent aligners of Invisalign, metal braces usually require fewer adjustments.
Are Clear Braces Effective?
Clear braces straighten teeth using brackets and wires that are the same size and shape as metal braces, but they are not as noticeable.
What Do Clear Braces Cost?
The cost of clear braces is different for every patient and depends on your unique needs. While clear braces cost more compared to metal braces, their discreet appearance makes them a popular choice.
Clear Braces vs. Invisalign
Invisalign and clear braces both work very well to treat a variety of orthodontic issues. Clear braces are more noticeable compared to Invisalign’s virtually invisible aligners, but only your orthodontist can determine which option is best for you.
Metal, Ceramic, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Are Metal Braces Put On?
Your orthodontist applies metal braces with bonding glue to secure the wires and brackets to the surface of your teeth.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost on Average?
Compared to Invisalign, ceramic, or self-ligating braces, metal braces are usually less expensive. The cost of metal braces depends on how much orthodontic correction is needed, how long you’ll wear them, and if treatment is covered by insurance.
Metal Braces or Ceramic?
Ceramic braces are less visually evident than metal braces, but they are also more expensive. Treatment time may also be longer with ceramic braces.
How Are Self-Ligating Brackets Put On?
Rather than using elastics to hold the wires in place, like traditional braces do, self-ligating braces are put on with small, metal clips that hold the wire into the bracket. The process is quicker, and the clip mechanism decreases the friction and force required to shift your teeth, which can reduce discomfort.
How Much Are Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating brackets are typically more expensive than traditional metal braces. Your orthodontist will discuss your treatment plan and payment options when you come in for your complimentary consultation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Orthodontist Office Near Me
If you’re unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, orthodontic treatment can help give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Make an appointment at our Potranco office to explore the many options available to you.
Cost of Orthodontics: What Should I Expect?
Orthodontic treatment is designed to meet your specific needs. Your age, your insurance, and the type of braces you receive can all affect your total costs.
Is There a Difference Between an Orthodontist and General Dentist?
General dentists and orthodontists meet the same licensing requirements, but orthodontists receive additional training to specialize in teeth straightening. Children, adolescents and adults can receive orthodontic treatments from a general dentist, but they may be referred to an orthodontist for severe alignment issues or very crooked or crowded teeth.
What Is Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Most children receive Phase 1 orthodontic treatment for 6-12 months. After the completion of Phase 1, children typically wear a retainer until the rest of their permanent teeth develop.
Average Cost of Phase 1 Orthodontics
The cost of Phase 1 orthodontics is determined by the unique needs of your child. Our orthodontists recommend children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven to determine if they require treatment.
Differences Between Phase 1 vs. Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontic treatment is recommended for children between 6-10 years old who have moderate-to-severe alignment issues. Phase 2 begins after most of the permanent teeth have developed, which is usually between 11-13 years old.