How Much Does a Consultation for Invisalign® Braces Cost?
We provide a free consultation to those patients or prospective patients who are interested in Invisalign® braces or other orthodontic work. Your dentist will let you know if Invisalign® is a viable method for straightening your teeth during your consultation at our office in Waxahachie.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Invisalign® Braces Work
Invisalign® braces work similarly to other types of braces. Gentle pressure is applied to the misaligned teeth so that they begin to straighten into proper alignment. Invisalign® uses clear aligner trays that are custom made for each patient. New trays are provided about every two weeks in order to accommodate the changing shape of your teeth.
How Much Invisalign® Braces Cost
The cost of your Invisalign® treatment will depend on the amount of treatment you need. During your consultation at our office in Waxahachie, your dentist will assess your smile and provide you with a cost estimate.
What’s the Difference Between Invisalign® and Braces?
Traditional braces, whether metal or clear, use wires and brackets to help realign the teeth. Invisalign® uses removable clear aligner trays to gently realign your teeth. We’re happy to answer all your questions about Invisalign® so call our office in Waxahachie for more information.
How Do Clear Braces Straighten Your Teeth?
Clear braces work in a manner similar to metal braces by using wires and brackets, but clear braces are significantly less noticeable than metal braces.
The Cost of Clear Braces
Although clear braces are usually more expensive than metal braces, most patients feel their aesthetic properties justify the additional expense. Your dentist will provide you with a detailed cost during your consultation at our office in Waxahachie.
Are Clear Braces Better than Metal Braces?
Many people feel that clear braces are better because they’re less visible but metal braces work as well. Many people opt for clear braces when they have orthodontic issues that preclude the use of Invisalign®.
Metal, Ceramic, And Self-ligating Braces
How Metal Braces Straighten Teeth
By using metal wires and brackets, metal braces apply gentle pressure to the misaligned teeth and they eventually move into proper alignment.
The Cost of Metal Braces
Although typically the least expensive type of braces, your cost for metal braces will depend on the degree of correction you need, the length of the treatment time, and your insurance coverage.
Metal Braces vs. Invisalign®
Metal braces are visible. Invisalign®, clear braces, ceramic braces and other types of braces are considerably less visible but are more expensive. Treatment time may be less when using metal braces but your dentist will recommend the best type of brace for your needs during your consultation in Waxahachie.
How Self-Ligating Braces Work
Self-ligating braces use a spring-loaded device to apply pressure rather then the elastic bands used by traditional braces. This can be more comfortable because there’s less force and less friction.
The Cost of Self-Ligating Braces
Self-ligating braces may incur an additional cost but your dentist will include that in your treatment plan if they’re recommended.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Is There an Orthodontist Office Near Me in Waxahachie?
Our orthodontic office in Waxahachie can provide you with the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted so call us today in Waxahachie for an initial no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
What’s The Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?
The cost of your orthodontic treatment will be influenced by the degree of treatment you need, the time it will take to accomplish your treatment plan, and your insurance coverage. Your dentist will provide a detailed breakdown of the cost of your treatment plan during your consultation in our office in Waxahachie.
Should I Use an Orthodontist or a Dentist for Braces?
Both dentists and orthodontists must complete the same initial training in order to become licensed. Orthodontists, however, complete a minimum of two additional years of specific orthodontic training before becoming licensed. If your teeth are badly misaligned or crowded, or if your teeth have experienced trauma, you should probably see an orthodontist.
Treatment Time for Phase 1 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontia usually requires between 6 to 12 months for completion. Afterward, your child needs to wear a retainer until their permanent teeth appear.
Cost of Phase 1 Orthodontics
The cost of phase 1 orthodontic work will depend on the severity of your child’s orthodontic issues. Call our office in Waxahachie to schedule a consultation for your child’s phase 1 orthodontic work. We recommend starting this phase when your child is 6 or 7 years old.
Phase 1 vs. Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontia is considered an intervention that will help minimize problems that may occur as the child grows older. Severe orthodontic issues should be addressed quickly so that issues don’t worsen. Phase 2 treatment is usually provided between the ages of 11 and 13. Call our office in Waxahachie today and schedule your child’s phase 1 treatment consultation.