What Will I Pay for an Orthodontic Consultation?
We are glad you asked. Orthodontic consultations are free of charge for our patients. To schedule your complimentary consultation, simply give us a call.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Are Invisalign® Braces?
Invisalign® aligner trays are similar to traditional braces in that each shifts teeth gradually. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign® uses a series of custom-fitted, clear aligner trays. You’ll progress to new trays every two weeks.
How Much Is Invisalign?
Invisalign costs are based on the level of severity of your alignment needs and the length of your treatment. Our dentist in Uptown Dallas will give you an estimate once your needs are evaluated.
Invisalign vs. Invisible Braces
Both invisible braces and Invisalign are good options for adults. Clear, ceramic braces use semi-permanent white or clear brackets. In contrast, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligner trays.
How Do Clear Braces Improve Your Smile?
Just like metal braces, clear braces use brackets and wires to move teeth progressively. They are less visible than traditional braces.
What Will I Pay for a Set of Clear Braces?
Your clear braces cost is calculated by determining the degree of your alignment issues. After your consultation with our dentist in Uptown Dallas, we’ll give you an estimate.
Options: Clear Braces vs Metal Braces?
For effectiveness, there is only a slight difference between clear braces vs metal braces. Many adults and teens choose clear braces for their integrated appearance.
Metal, Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Metal Braces Straighten Teeth?
Traditional metal braces use silver metal brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure that results in the teeth moving into place.
What’s the Total Cost for a Set of Metal Braces?
Your total cost of metal braces is determined by how much correction work is required, the length of your treatment and whether you have orthodontic insurance benefits. Metal braces usually are less expensive than other braces.
What’s Best: Metal Braces versus Clear Braces?
Deciding between metal braces and clear braces depends on your orthodontic needs and personal preferences. Metal braces are cost-effective and efficient. Clear braces are more expensive, but they aren’t as conspicuous as metal braces.
What Are Self-Ligating Brackets?
Self-ligating brackets use small, spring-loaded clips to hold onto archwires, eliminating the need for the elastic bands used to hold metal braces’ archwires. The spring-loaded clip improves comfort, reduces treatment time, and speeds up in-office adjustments.
Is the Price for Self-Ligating Brackets Expensive?
Self-ligating brackets cost more than traditional braces, but some patients find that the benefits are worth the investment. Your orthodontist will discuss this option and others at your complimentary consultation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
How Do I Find an Orthodontist in Uptown Dallas?
If you want a straighter, more self-confident smile, call our office for a complimentary orthodontic consultation.
What Are the Expected Costs for an Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic costs are determined by your age, insurance and the kind of braces you’ll be using. During your complimentary consultation, our staff will provide you with a cost estimate.
Who Should I See: Orthodontist or Dentist?
You will likely be referred to an orthodontist if you have very crooked teeth, extremely crowded teeth, or if you suffer from a misaligned jaw or bite. These situations require the expertise of a qualified orthodontist.
What Procedures Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Involve?
Phase 1 orthodontic treatments for children usually last from 6 to 12 months and include appliances such as braces and palate expanders, among others.
What Are the Expected Costs of Phase 1 Orthodontics?
The exact costs of Phase 1 orthodontics depend on your child’s specific needs. It’s best to take your child for an orthodontic consultation starting at age 7, this way potential and current problems can be addressed.
When Is Phase 1 versus Phase 2 Recommended?
Phase 1 is recommended for kids with moderate or severe issues. This phase is appropriate for kids whose permanent teeth have not fully developed, usually between ages 6-10. Phase 2 is recommended for kids ages 11-13 who have most or all of their permanent teeth.