What Will I Be Charged for a Consultation for Orthodontic Treatment?
At our office, we want to make orthodontic treatments a reality for our patients, so we offer free consultations for patients from our practice. Call us today for a consultation in Rockwall.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment option that utilizes a series of customized, removable trays to realign the teeth. You wear the trays 22 to 23 hours a day, but remove them to eat and clean your teeth. You switch to the next set of trays in the series every two weeks, and by the end of the series, you will have a more beautiful and straighter smile.
Costs for Invisalign?
Expect to pay more for Invisalign than traditional braces. However, when you consider that you are straightening your teeth for life, the expense probably won’t seem that expensive.
Does Invisalign Work Differently Than Clear Braces?
Although the treatment mechanism is different, both Invisalign and braces rely on the principle of continuous pressure to guide the teeth into their correct position. It is important to note that Invisalign is more expensive than braces, but many patients find that the added comfort and discrete nature of the treatment are worth the added expense.
What About Clear Braces?
Clear braces are highly effective at correcting a range of orthodontic issues. Invisalign works best on mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Patients with complex realignment issues normally get better results with braces, either clear or another variety.
What About Costs for Clear Braces?
While costs may vary, our dental professionals will help you find the best braces option for your needs and budget.
Which Type of Braces Should I Get? Clear or Metal?
Metal, ceramic, and clear braces are the most popular with our patients in Rockwall. Clear and ceramic braces are a more discreet alternative and are a good option for individuals with severe orthodontic problems that cannot be treated with aligners.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
What Should I Know About Metal Braces?
Metal braces will shift teeth into position using brackets attached to the teeth. Each bracket is threaded with a wire that places pressure on the teeth. This pressure is what moves the teeth to the desire position.
What About the Cost for Metal Braces?
Metal braces are the most economical. We can give you a comprehensive cost breakdown when you come in for your consultation.
How Do Metal Braces Stand Up to Other Treatments?
The fact that they are so visible, however, may not work well for patients who do not want to draw attention to their orthodontic treatment. Yet, they are better for patients with severe alignment, crowding or bite issues.
Are Self-Ligating Braces Different From Traditional Braces?
Self-ligating braces have brackets with small, spring-loaded doors to secure the archwire instead of elastics. This makes it easier to adjust the wire in a more precise manner, which can shorten treatment time. Self-ligating braces also require less force and friction, which makes the process more comfortable.
What Will I Be Charged for Self-Ligating Braces?
As with other forms of braces, your total cost will be based on the severity of your issues, the length of your treatment and the amount of coverage your insurance provides.
Orthodontics: Phase 1
Where Can I Find Orthodontic Treatment in Rockwall?
Our office offers the latest in orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign, clear, and self-ligating braces. If you are unhappy with your smile, call us today to find out if orthodontic treatment is right for you.
Can I Afford Orthodontic Treatment?
We work with a number of dental insurance providers and offer payment options to make orthodontic treatment as affordable as possible for our patients. The cost of your treatment is based on the complexity of the issue, the type of treatment chosen, the duration of the treatment, and how much of the cost is covered by your insurance. Call today to schedule an appointment and discuss your treatment and payment options.
Who Performs Orthodontic Treatment in Rockwall?
Both general dentists and orthodontists undergo similar basic training and licensing requirements. Orthodontists receive two to three years of additional training in the treatment of complex orthodontic issues. A general dentist may be able to treat mild to moderate alignment problems; however, you may need to see an orthodontist if you have an especially complex issue.
When Is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Necessary?
Children with complex alignment and bite issues often get better results with early intervention and a two-phase treatment process. We recommend that you schedule your child for a consultation with one of our dental professionals by the age of 7 to determine if they could benefit from early orthodontic treatment.
Are Phase 1 Orthodontic Procedures Going to Be Expensive?
We won’t know until you bring your child into our dental clinic for an orthodontic consultation. At that time we will work with you to determine the appropriate treatment and inform you of the costs of the treatment.
The Differences Between Phase 1 and 2
The first stage can take up to a year and begins between the ages of 6 and 10. The follow-up treatment begins between the ages of 11 and 12 once all of the permanent teeth have emerged. Most children wear a retainer between the two phases of treatment. Contact our dental office in Rockwall for more information and to schedule your consultation today.