How Much Does an Orthodontic Evaluation and Treatment Cost?
Our office offers complimentary consultations for all of our existing patients. The cost of your treatment is based on several factors and we will be able to give you an accurate estimate after your consultation.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Does Invisalign Work Differently Than Braces?
Invisalign® and braces both rely on the concept of continuous pressure to gradually realign the teeth. Instead of conspicuous and uncomfortable brackets and wires, Invisalign® utilizes a series of custom-fitted aligner trays that you change out every couple of weeks.
What Will I Pay for Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Your orthodontist in Schertz will be happy to give you a cost estimate after performing a comprehensive examination to determine the complexity of your issues.
How Does Invisalign Compare to Clear Braces?
Adult orthodontic patients often prefer the convenience of Invisalign aligners that can be removed while eating or cleaning the teeth. Invisalign treatment is appropriate for patients who need mild to moderate orthodontic correction and who are willing to commit to wearing and changing their aligners as prescribed.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces fix alignment issues like metal braces, through the use of brackets and archwires. However, clear braces are less noticeable than traditional metal, but slightly more noticeable than Invisalign.
Should I Opt for Clear or Metal Braces?
Clear braces may be a better option if you have a more complex orthodontic issue but still want a treatment that is as inconspicuous as possible. Usually, clear braces and metal braces work the same way.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
How Do Metal Braces Correct Teeth?
All braces rely on a system of brackets and wires that realign the teeth using continuous pressure.
What Is the Cost for Metal Braces?
Metal braces are typically the least expensive option. While ceramic and clear braces are more aesthetically pleasing, they also come with a higher price tag. Our dental professionals will help you find the treatment option that best fits your needs and budget
Are Metal Braces More Effective Than Others?
Invisalign and the various types of braces are all highly effective at correcting mild to severe orthodontic issues. In general, Invisalign is most appropriate for mild to moderate realignment while metal braces are typically preferred when more drastic realignment is required. The length of the treatment can also vary slightly between the various options.
What Makes Self-Ligating Braces Unique?
One of the more recent orthodontic innovations involves the use of self-ligating braces. These braces use small, spring-loaded doors to secure the archwire instead of traditional elastics. Since less force and friction are involved, there is less discomfort. Self-ligating braces also make it possible to make more precise adjustments, which can shorten your treatment time.
What Is the Price of Self-Ligating Braces?
It is important to note that self-ligating braces can be more expensive than other types of braces. Speak with your dentist to determine if this treatment is right for you and what you can expect to pay.
Orthodontics: Phase 1
When Is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Used?
Children with complex orthodontic issues obtain better results with early intervention that utilizes a multistage treatment approach.
What Are the Prices for Phase 1 Procedures?
We will provide a comprehensive cost assessment for your situation when you come to our office for a consultation. The final costs are based on the type of treatment chosen and the severity of misalignment that needs correcting.
What Are the Differences in Treatment Between Phase 1 and Phase 2?
The first stage typically begins between the ages of 6 and 10 and lasts anywhere from six months to a year. Most children then wear a retainer until they begin the second stage of treatment between the ages of 11 and 13, once all of the permanent teeth have erupted.
Should I See a Dentist or Orthodontist?
Dentists and orthodontists are able to treat alignment problems, such as crooked or crowded teeth and bite problems. Orthodontists do undergo two to three years of specialized training that allows them to handle more complex orthodontic issues. Schedule a consultation today to find out if our dental professionals can offer a solution to your orthodontic problems.
Where Can I Find Orthodontic Treatment in Schertz?
Our Schertz dental professionals offer a wide range of innovative orthodontic treatment options. We also work with a number of dental insurance providers and offer convenient payment options, so our staff is able to help you find ways to make your treatment as affordable as possible. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What Are the Prices for Orthodontic Treatment?
When determining the cost of your care, your orthodontist will evaluate several factors, including:
- the severity of your orthodontic issues,
- the type of orthodontic treatment that you choose,
- the length of treatment, and
- how much of the cost is covered by your insurance.
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your treatment, costs, and payment options.