Are Consultations Free?
Yes, we do offer complimentary consultations to our current patients. Call today to see how we can help you achieve the straight teeth that you deserve.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign® system consists of a series of clear, BPA-free aligner trays. You receive a new tray every two weeks, which gently moves your teeth into a straighter position. The trays are virtually invisible, making Invisalign® the most discreet way to straighten your teeth.
What Does the Invisalign System Cost?
Our dentist would have to evaluate your teeth before quoting a price for Invisalign, since the cost is determined by the severity of your teeth’s misalignment.
Are Invisalign Trays Braces?
Invisalign is not braces; the aligner trays are removable to eat and to brush your teeth. You cannot remove braces.
Why Are Clear Braces Less Noticeable?
Clear braces’ brackets are made from either translucent or tooth-colored ceramic. The wire is inconspicuous as well. The braces aren’t noticeable from a distance.
What Can I Expect to Pay for Clear Braces?
Our dentist will gauge the degree of misalignment and then let you know your cost for clear braces. Call us today to arrange your consultation.
How Do Clear Braces Stand Up to Invisalign?
You can’t remove clear braces like you can Invisalign trays; clear braces may be a better choice for teens that lack the self-discipline to keep the aligner trays in for 22 hours each day.
Metal and Ceramic Braces, Self-Ligating Brackets
Do Metal Braces Help with Overcrowding?
Metal braces resolve teeth overcrowding with a system of brackets cemented to your teeth and a wire attached to the brackets. You will visit your dentist about once a month where he or she will make the wire tighter. This gradually moves your teeth into alignment.
What Will My Metal Braces Cost?
Several factors affect your cost for metal braces, including the severity of the overcrowding and your age. Unfortunately, the older you are, the longer you will have to wear braces, which increases your cost. Call to schedule your consultation and learn your anticipated cost.
When Are Metal Braces the Best Option?
For patients with severe orthodontic issues, metal braces are the best option because they are the strongest. Moreover, kids that have friends with metal braces and colored elastic often prefer metal braces, so they can be like their friends.
What Are Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating brackets have a spring-loaded, small door that holds the wire. Dental appointments will be quicker and the brackets may reduce your treatment time.
How Much Are Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating brackets cost a little more than traditional brackets. Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation, where our dentist can explain the self-ligating brackets’ cost.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find a Dental Office Offering Family Orthodontics?
Call our office in Presidio. We can treat your whole family, so everyone can have the nice smile that they deserve.
Is There a Fee for Orthodontic Treatments?
Our fees for orthodontic treatments generally are based on the severity of your problem. Other factors that affect the cost include your age, your insurance and the appliance that you select.
Do I Go to an Orthodontist or a Dentist for Invisalign?
Call us to schedule your consultation. One of our dentists will evaluate your teeth and make sure you see a dental professional that meets your needs.
How Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Work?
Phase 1 starts with an evaluation of your child’s baby teeth and bite to determine if there are any problems that can’t wait until your child’s permanent teeth emerge. Early intervention can help children avoid orthodontic issues in the future.
What Will Phase 1 Orthodontics Typically Cost?
Your Phase 1 cost depends on which treatments your child may need and the severity of the orthodontic problem our dentist is treating.
How Is Phase 2 Orthodontics Different?
Phase 2 orthodontics begins around age 11, when your child’s adult teeth have emerged. This is when kids usually get braces if needed.