How Much Will I Pay to Receive an Orthodontic Consultation?
At our practice, we provide existing patients with free consultation services for orthodontic treatments. To learn more about whether these services are right for you, call us!
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an innovative, teeth-straightening treatment option comprised of clear aligner trays that are custom made for each patient. Over the course of your treatment period, you will be given a new aligner tray every two weeks. These trays will place pressure on your teeth, shifting them into the desired position in a gradual manner.
How Much Will My Invisalign Treatment Cost?
Many of our patients are concerned about the cost of Invisalign. We will be able to provide you with an estimate after one of our dentists in Denton has had an opportunity to assess the severity of your alignment issues and how long it will take treat them.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Clear and traditional metal braces are made up of wires and brackets that push the teeth gently into alignment. Invisalign performs the same function; only it uses custom-fitted trays that are switched out every two weeks. Invisalign is much more discreet than other orthodontic options.
Will Clear Braces Straighten My Teeth?
If you’re in need of orthodontic care to straighten your teeth, clear braces may be an excellent option for you. Utilizing a wire and bracket system, clear braces will adjust your teeth over time without being as visible as traditional metal braces.
What Will My Bill for Clear Braces Cost?
Your bill will ultimately depend on the complexity of your case and how long the required treatment to straighten your teeth takes. It’s important to know that clear braces tend to be more expensive than regular metal braces.
What About Clear Braces vs. Silver Braces?
Clear braces straighten teeth just as well as silver and metal braces do. If you need braces and are interested in avoiding noticeable braces, clear braces may be a good choice for you.
Metal and Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
Why Should I Get Metal Braces?
Metal braces straighten the teeth through a system of wires and brackets that are adjusted over a period of time. The braces put pressure on the teeth, causing them to shift into the desired alignment.
How Much Will I Pay for Metal Braces?
Our orthodontists in Denton will be able to give you an estimate once you have had a consultation. Metal braces tend to be cheaper than clear braces, Invisalign and other kinds of braces. The severity of your orthodontic problems and whether or not you have dental insurance are some of the factors that will contribute to the overall total of your bill.
What About Metal Braces vs. Self-Ligating Braces?
Metal braces and self-ligating braces work in much the same way. Metal braces make use of rubber bands to hold the archwire in place, while self-ligating brackets use a small, spring-loaded door.
What Can You Tell Me About Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating brackets are an orthodontic treatment option that utilizes a small, spring-loaded door in place of the rubber bands used with traditional braces. By using this instead to hold the archwire in place, treatment is usually faster and more comfortable.
Are Self-Ligating Brackets Expensive?
Self-ligating brackets are one of the more expensive orthodontic treatments. Your orthodontist will be able to provide you with an estimate of what they could cost after your complimentary consultation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find An Orthodontist in Denton?
Our practice takes pride in providing our patients with quality orthodontic services in Denton. If your misaligned teeth have been causing you to feel down in the dumps, give us a call. We’ll be able to get your orthodontic issues straightened out and have you smiling in no time at all.
Are Orthodontic Treatments Expensive?
Since all orthodontic treatments are tailored to each individual, the cost of orthodontic treatment will vary from person to person. What you owe will depend on the kind of braces you get, how much coverage your insurance offers and how old you are.
Should I Choose an Orthodontist or a Dentist?
While a dentist is trained to provide general dental care to adults and children, an orthodontist may be better equipped to deal with any tooth, jaw and bite alignment issues you may be experiencing. Orthodontists spend up to three years studying orthodontics in school.
What Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Consist Of?
If your child is between the ages of 6 and 10 and already has signs of alignment issues, your orthodontist may recommend Phase 1 treatment. This treatment is given to children who do not have all of their permanent teeth yet. It generally takes up to 12 months of treatment and your child will have to wear a retainer until the rest of their adult teeth grow in.
Are Phase 1 Orthodontics Expensive?
The cost of Phase 1 orthodontics depends on how complex your child’s orthodontic needs are. Our orthodontists recommend that children receive a consultation at the age of seven to determine whether further orthodontic treatment is needed.
Are There Differences Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics?
The primary differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2 orthodontics have to do with the child’s age and status of the child’s permanent teeth. If your child doesn’t have all of their permanent teeth yet, they will need Phase 1 treatment to address their moderate to severe orthodontic issues. If your child is between 11 and 13 or has all of his or her adult teeth, then Phase 2 treatment will be pursued.