What Are the Fees Associated with an Orthodontic Consultation?
Are you ready to learn how you can straighten your teeth with orthodontics? We offer orthodontic consultations as a complimentary service, so schedule your appointment today!
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Invisalign® works through the use of a series of custom-fitted, clear aligners. The aligners gently move your teeth into a more optimal position over time. You can expect to switch out your aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift throughout the treatment process.
How Much Will I Pay for Invisalign?
We understand that price is an important issue, but the average cost for Invisalign depends on how long it takes to straighten your teeth and the extent of your alignment issues. Your dentist will provide a cost estimate during your consultation.
Invisalign vs. Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are very similar to metal braces and use brackets and wires that are fastened to your teeth. Invisalign uses transparent aligner trays that can be removed when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Invisalign requires more adjustments in comparison to ceramic braces, but the aligner trays are much less visible.
Overview of Clear Braces
Clear braces and metal braces are quite similar, using a system of brackets and wires to straighten your teeth, but clear braces are less visible.
What Should I Pay for Clear Braces?
The cost of clear braces is typically higher than metal braces, but the cost is influenced by the extent of your alignment issues. If you dislike the appearance of metal braces, clear braces may be a worthwhile investment.
Are There Differences Between Clear Braces and Metal Braces?
Since clear and metal braces are both effective options for straightening your teeth, the only difference between the two options is visibility. Clear braces are the ideal option for anyone desiring a less visible way to improve their smile.
Metal, Ceramic, and Self-Ligating Brackets
Overview of Metal Braces
Metal braces use attached brackets and wires to gradually move your teeth into the correct position.
What Are the Prices of Metal Braces?
Although metal braces are usually less expensive compared to other types of braces, there are a few factors that determine the cost of metal braces, including treatment duration, the extent of your orthodontic problems, and if treatment is covered by insurance.
What Are the Differences Between Metal Braces and Ceramic?
Metal braces are far more noticeable than ceramic braces, but they are also more affordable and often require less treatment time than ceramic braces.
How Do Self-Ligating Brackets Work?
Self-ligating braces use small metal clips to attach the archwire to the bracket, unlike traditional braces that are attached with elastics or rubber bands. The process is quicker, and the clip mechanism reduces friction and force, so your teeth can move freely and more comfortably.
Total Cost of Self-Ligating Brackets
In comparison to conventional metal braces, self-ligating brackets usually cost more. During your complimentary consultation, your orthodontist will provide information about the cost of self-ligating braces and discuss your treatment plan.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Family Orthodontist Near Me
If you want to explore options for straightening your teeth, contact our Rowlett office to make an appointment with our family orthodontists.
What Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
Your orthodontic treatment is personalized to meet your specific alignment problems. Your age, insurance benefits, and type of orthodontic treatment you receive can all influence your total costs.
Do I Need to See an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists receive extended training and education to specialize in teeth straightening. Although your general or family dentist may offer orthodontic treatments, you may be referred to an orthodontist for issues such as a bad bite, very crowded or crooked teeth, or a misaligned jaw.
Overview of Phase 1 Orthodontics?
The average length of Phase 1 treatment for children is 6-12 months. After this phase, children usually wear a retainer until all their permanent teeth have emerged.
What Should Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The cost of Phase 1 orthodontics is personalized for every child. We recommend orthodontic evaluation for children by the age of seven to determine if treatment is needed.
Comparison of Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontics were developed as an early treatment for children between 6-10 before they develop permanent teeth. Phase 2 occurs after the development of most permanent teeth and is recommended for children between 11-13 years old.