How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultation Cost?
Existing patients at our dental practice in Southlake receive a free consultation for Invisalign® or orthodontics. Schedule the consultation now!
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Invisalign® Braces: How Do They Work?
Invisalign® can straighten your teeth with a set of transparent, tailor-fitted aligner trays. Similar to normal braces, they apply pressure on your teeth and slowly move them into the right position. You use new trays every two weeks as the straightening progresses.
What’s the Cost for Invisalign?
The total cost of your Invisalign will depend on the complexity and length of your treatment. We’ll give you an estimate after we assess your case.
What’s the Difference: Invisalign Aligners vs Clear Braces?
Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that are removable. Clear braces use brackets and wires similar to metal braces, but they’re clear. Although Invisalign is less noticeable, the trays require more adjustments. Additionally, severe alignment issues can only be treated with braces.
Clear Braces: How Do They Straighten Teeth?
Although less visible than metal braces, clear braces work the same way. They gradually move teeth with a bracket and wire system.
What’s the Clear Braces Price?
Although clear braces cost more than metal braces, the discreet appearance makes them worth the investment. Your cost, however, will also depend on your needs.
How Do Clear Braces Compare to Metal Braces?
Clear braces work as effectively as metal braces. The only difference is that they don’t stand out as much. You can also get them as an alternative to Invisalign.
Metal, Ceramic and Self-Ligating Braces
Metal Braces: How Do They Make Teeth Straight?
The wires and brackets for metal braces attach to your teeth. They apply constant pressure that slowly moves them into position.
What’s the Average Cost for Metal Braces?
Usually, metal braces are cheaper than Invisalign and ceramic braces. However, the cost depends on your specific corrective needs, the duration of your treatment and your dental insurance.
How Do Metal Braces Differ From Others?
Compared to Invisalign, it’s easy to see metal braces. Ceramic braces could be less eye-catching, but they might take longer to straighten your teeth.
Self-Ligating Braces: How Do They Work?
Rather than holding the braces wire with elastics, self-ligating brackets utilize a small, spring-loaded door. Compared to metal braces, they can improve comfort and accelerate treatment.
How Much Do Self-Ligating Brackets Cost?
The cost for your self-ligating brackets might be more than for traditional braces. Schedule a consultation with our dentists in Southlake to discuss your options.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Can I Find an Orthodontist Near Me?
You can find orthodontic treatment near you at our office in Southlake. We offer several ways to enhance your smile and confidence.
What’s the Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
The price for your orthodontic treatment will vary based on the type of braces that you choose. Your age and insurance coverage will also affect the bill.
Can I See a Dentist for Braces Instead of an Orthodontist?
The licensing for dentists and orthodontists is similar, but orthodontists go through extended training. You might be referred to this type of specialist if your teeth are severely crowded and crooked.
What’s the Time Frame to Complete Phase 1 Orthodontics?
It takes six to 12 months to complete the first phase of orthodontics for children. Then, they wear retainers until the rest of their permanent teeth erupt.
How Much Is Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Your child’s phase 1 orthodontic cost will depend on his or her corrective needs. We recommend getting a consultation for those age 7 and older.
What’s the Difference Between Phase 1 vs Phase 2 Orthodontics?
Phase 1 treatment occurs before all of the permanent teeth erupt. Phase 1 is early interceptive treatment for children that allows the permanent teeth to come in without too many spacing or alignment issues. Phase 2 orthodontics occurs when all of the permanent teeth have erupted. These procedures usually begin around ages 11 or 13, depending on the circumstances.