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Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Happens During Invisalign® Treatment?
Invisalign® treatment is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using a series of clear aligner trays. The trays are removable. This means that you don’t have to avoid certain foods, and you can brush and floss normally. Your dentist or orthodontist will direct you to switch to the next tray in the series every two weeks.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment might be more expensive than other orthodontic treatments and may not be covered by insurance. However, most patients choose this option because of the ease and aesthetics of the clear aligner trays. Our trained staff will provide an estimate after your consultation.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Invisalign vs. Clear Braces?
Both treatments use gentle pressure to gradually move the teeth into the correct position. Since Invisalign trays are clear, no one will know that you are wearing them. The fact that they are removable also makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene. Clear braces use brackets and wires. They are less noticeable than metal braces, but they are still visible. Invisalign aligners require the wearer to switch trays every couple of weeks, whereas clear braces require a visit to the dentist every four to six weeks for an adjustment.
Do Clear Braces Work Differently Than Metal Braces?
The difference is largely aesthetic. Both types of braces use brackets and wires to realign the teeth.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Clear Braces?
The discreet look can make paying for clear braces worth it, as typically they are more expensive than metal braces. For more information, contact our dental office for a free consultation.
Should I Choose Clear or Metal Braces?
Both types of braces are an effective way to correct a wide range of orthodontic problems. Clear braces are a popular option with patients who want a discreet orthodontic treatment, but who are not candidates for Invisalign.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
How Exactly Do Metal Braces Work?
The orthodontist threads an archwire through metal brackets that are affixed to the teeth using a special adhesive. The wire is used to apply pressure to the teeth in a precise manner so that they move into proper alignment.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Metal Braces?
The good news is that metal braces are relatively inexpensive when compared to other types of treatment. The final cost will depend on how long you need the braces, what your insurance covers, and the level of correction your teeth require.
Which Orthodontic Treatment Option Is Most Effective?
Aligners and various types of braces are all highly effective at correcting alignment, spacing, and bite issues. Metal braces are typically the most budget-friendly option. Ceramic and clear braces are a little more expensive but are less noticeable. Aligners are appropriate for mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues and are the most discreet. Schedule a consultation with one of our Waterside dental professionals to find out which option is right for you.
How Do Self-ligating Braces Work Compared to Traditional Braces?
Instead of using elastics to hold the archwire in place, self-ligating braces use small, spring-loaded doors. This unique configuration can reduce the amount of discomfort experienced and shorten treatment time.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Self-Ligating Braces?
In terms of price, self-ligating braces might be more than traditional metal braces. However, at your consultation we will be able to provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific circumstances and how much your insurance will cover.
Orthodontics: Phase 1 & 2
How Does Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment Work?
We recommend that all children have an orthodontic assessment by the age of 7 to determine if they have orthodontic issues that require early intervention. The treatments performed in Phase 1 orthodontics can take up to a year, after which time the child normally wears a retainer.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Phase 1 Treatment?
Since the degree to which your child’s teeth need to be corrected is a large factor in determining the costs, we will need to complete an examination and discuss with you the available treatment options before providing a more comprehensive estimate.
What Is the Difference Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 Treatment?
If your child requires Phase 1 orthodontic treatment, they will undergo the first phase of treatment between the ages of 6 and 10 to address any issues that cannot wait until all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Once all of the permanent teeth have erupted, the second phase of treatment begins between the ages of 11 and 13.
Is There a Qualified Orthodontist in Waterside?
If you are in need of orthodontic treatment and are actively looking for an orthodontist, contact our dental office today. We have a team of qualified orthodontists interesting in providing quality care to help you meet your alignment goals.
Do I Need a Dentist or Orthodontist?
Both general dentists and orthodontists offer treatments to correct alignment and bite issues. Our Waterside dental professionals offer a variety of orthodontic options to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues. If your issues are especially complex, you may be referred to an orthodontist who specializes in straightening and realigning teeth.
How Much Will I Pay for Orthodontic Treatment in Waterside?
Our dental professionals personalize your treatment plan according to your orthodontic issues. The exact cost of your treatment is based on the complexity of the issue, the type of treatment chosen, the length of your treatment, as well as the extent of your insurance coverage. Following your consultation, our team will help you find a treatment option and payment plan that will work with your budget. Call today for more information.