Is There Any Charge for an Orthodontic Consultation?
Our dental professionals offer consultations for different orthodontic devices. Schedule your orthodontic consultation to see how we can help you.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Do Invisalign® Aligner Trays Shift Teeth?
You will receive a new, Invisalign® clear aligner every two weeks, which you will wear for 22 hours a day. Each new aligner helps shift your teeth a little bit more until you have straight teeth without gaps.
What Will I Pay for Invisalign® Treatment?
We base your Invisalign® treatment cost on your alignment issue and how long it will take to treat. Our dentist in Sugar Land will provide an estimated cost after examining your teeth.
How Does Invisalign® Compare to Braces?
Invisalign® is different because it is a removable appliance. Even though you must wear your aligner tray for 22 hours a day, you can remove it to enjoy meals and brush your teeth.
How Do Clear Braces Straighten Your Teeth?
Clear braces for teeth have brackets and a wire just as traditional metal braces do, except they are less visible. While clear braces are not invisible, they are not the first thing people will notice about you.
What Is the Cost of Clear Braces?
As with all teeth straightening appliances, your cost depends on the extent of your orthodontic issues. Clear braces are a little more expensive than metal braces. However, many patients feel they are worth the extra cost.
Are Clear Braces Better than Metal Braces with Color for My Child?
If your child has friends with metal braces and different color elastics, your child may want to look like his or her friends. Other children prefer clear braces so their friends don’t focus on their braces.
Self-Ligating Brackets and Metal and Ceramic Braces
How Are Metal Braces Put On?
Your dentist will use a special glue to apply brackets to each tooth and then he or she will place the wire in the brackets. The process takes an hour or two.
What Do Orthodontic Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces are the most economical option; one of our dentists will discuss your anticipated cost with you if you choose metal braces.
Are Clear or Metal Braces Better for Children?
Your dentist will help you decide which is best for your child. Dentists usually recommend metal braces for kids that play contact sports, as metal braces are sturdier.
Why Should I Consider Self-Ligating Braces?
Self-ligating braces have special brackets that don’t need elastics to move the archwire. You need fewer adjusts and you may have a shorter treatment time as well.
How Much Do Self-Ligating Braces Cost?
Braces with self-ligating brackets cost slightly more than braces with traditional brackets.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontics Office Near Me?
If you are interested in having straighter teeth, call our office to schedule a consultation. You will learn about your options, including Invisalign® and translucent, ceramic braces.
How Much Is Orthodontic Treatment?
The cost for orthodontic treatment varies between patients as each person has unique needs and chooses different methods to correct orthodontic issues.
Who Should I See for Braces?
Call our office to schedule a consultation. Our dentist can explain your options and fit you with braces. We refer patients with severe orthodontic issues to an orthodontist.
Does My Child Need Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?
Starting at age seven, children should have a quick examination to determine if their teeth and bite are developing properly. Phase 1 treatment intervenes early, hoping to correct the development of the child’s teeth or bite if necessary.
Is Phase 1 Orthodontics Expensive?
Your cost would depend on your child’s alignment needs. Your child may not need any orthodontic treatment at all.
What Does Phase 2 Orthodontics Entail?
Phase 2 orthodontic treatment, which generally starts around age 11, involves treating any issues that affect your child’s permanent teeth.