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Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Invisalign® – How Does It Work?
The Invisalign® treatment process uses clear aligner trays that are worn over your teeth. The aligners are designed to use the right amount of pressure to gradually move your teeth into a new position. You’ll change into a new set of aligners about every two weeks as your teeth continue to shift into position over time.
What Will Be the Total Cost of Invisalign?
The total cost of Invisalign will vary for each patient and is determined by the complexity of your alignment issues and the total time of treatment. When you come into our office, the dentist will provide you an estimate of your anticipated costs.
Invisalign vs. Fixed Braces
Fixed braces involve wires and brackets that are bonded to your teeth, and these can only be removed by an orthodontist. A benefit of Invisalign compared to fixed braces is that treatment consists of transparent aligners that can be easily removed. Fixed braces require fewer adjustments than Invisalign aligner trays, but they are more visible.
How Do Clear Braces Straighten Your Teeth?
Clear braces work by using attached brackets and wires to gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. The brackets are transparent, so they aren’t as noticeable in comparison to metal braces.
How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?
Clear braces are more expensive than metal braces, but they are less noticeable, which may make them a worthwhile investment. The cost of your clear braces can vary and depends on the severity of your orthodontic issues.
Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces
Clear and metal braces work similarly to correct alignment issues and improve your smile. Compared to metal braces, clear braces are a great option if you’re looking for a less noticeable alternative to straighten and improve your smile.
Metal, Ceramic, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Metal Braces Work?
Metal braces work by applying continuous pressure to your teeth to steadily shift them into the ideal position.
What Will I Pay for Metal Braces?
How much correction is needed to straighten your teeth, if you have insurance, and how long you’ll need to wear them all contribute to the overall cost of metal braces. In general, metal braces are the least expensive option when compared to other orthodontic treatments.
Metal Braces vs. Clear Braces
Metal braces are more cost effective than clear braces, but they are also more noticeable. Your total treatment time may be less with metal braces in comparison to clear braces.
What Are Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating braces are put on much like traditional braces, but they use small, specialized clips to hold the archwire in place instead of the elastics used for conventional braces. The process can be quicker, and the clips allow greater freedom of movement for your teeth, which greatly reduces discomfort.
What Do Self-Ligating Brackets Cost?
For many patients, self-ligating brackets cost more than metal braces. Your orthodontist will provide you with details about your treatment plan and a cost estimate during your complimentary consultation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist in Hausman?
At our Hausman clinic, you can explore several options to straighten your smile and improve your confidence. Schedule an appointment today to learn more.
What Will My Orthodontics Cost?
The cost of orthodontics will vary for every patient that comes into our office. Treatment plans are personalized for everyone, but factors such as the type of braces you receive, your age, and if you have insurance all have an influence on your expected costs.
Do I Need to See an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists many years of additional training to specialize in teeth straightening. Pediatric and family dentists may offer orthodontic treatments, but most patients are referred to an orthodontist if they have severe alignment issues, very crowded or crooked teeth, or a misaligned jaw.
Phase 1 Orthodontics Process
Phase 1 orthodontics for children lasts between 6-12 months. Once Phase 2 treatment has been completed, it’s recommended that children wear a retainer until the eruption of their permanent teeth.
What Will Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The average cost for Phase 1 orthodontics is based on the individual needs of each patient. It’s recommended that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the time they’re seven years old to determine if they have moderate-to-severe alignment issues that need attention.
About Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontics is an early treatment for children with moderate-to-severe alignment issues who are 6-10 years old. Phase 2 typically begins at 11-13 years old, which is usually after most of the permanent teeth have formed.