How Much for an Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultation?
If you’re curious about whether braces or Invisalign® can help to solve your orthodontic issues, give us a call. Our dental professionals provide our existing clients with free consultations.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Can You Tell Me How Invisalign Trays Work?
Invisalign trays consist of a series of clear, custom-crafted trays that work in much the same way as traditional braces. These braces work over time to align the teeth properly. If you pursue Invisalign treatment, you will be given a new aligner tray every two weeks until the course of your treatment has been completed.
What Are the Costs Associated with Invisalign?
As is the case with many dental and orthodontic procedures, the cost of your treatment will depend on the complexity of your case. More complicated cases will require a longer treatment period, resulting in a higher bill. Your dentist in Willow Bend will give you an estimate after assessing your alignment issues.
Am I Choosing Between Braces vs. Invisalign?
Braces are comprised of metal brackets and wires. While some braces are clear, others are made of metal. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that are removed periodically. While Invisalign isn’t as noticeable as other treatment options, it typically takes longer and requires more adjustments than traditional braces do.
How Do Clear Braces Function?
Clear braces function by utilizing a system of brackets and wires that slowly bring the teeth into a straighter position. They are a preferred option for many of our patients because they are more discreet in appearance than metal braces.
Can You Tell Me How Much Clear Braces Cost?
The complexity of your case, length of required treatment time and the materials that are used for your treatment all factor into your bill. Clear braces tend to be one of the more expensive orthodontic treatment options available.
What Are the Advantages of Clear Braces?
Clear braces aren’t as obvious as metal braces. They are a great option for patients who want a discreet orthodontic treatment plan. Clear braces are also an excellent option for patients who have orthodontic issues that are too severe for treatments like Invisalign.
Metal and Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
Do Metal Braces Work Well?
Metal braces are an excellent option for patients in need of orthodontic treatment. Through the use of wires and brackets, your metal braces will apply the pressure needed to make your teeth shift into a straighter position.
How Much Will My Metal Braces Cost?
The cost of metal braces is usually less than other orthodontic treatment options. Your bill will be determined by factors such as the length of treatment time required and how severe your orthodontic issues are. Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for metal braces.
Should I Choose Metal Braces or Clear Braces?
As far as function is concerned, metal braces and clear braces are the same. The biggest difference is that metal braces are more noticeable in the mouth. Metal braces also tend to be less expensive.
Are Self-Ligating Brackets Better?
Self-ligating brackets utilize a spring-loaded door to hold the archwire in place. The process of having self-ligating brackets is usually faster and more comfortable than with other treatment options, as less friction is used to shift the teeth.
How Much Will My Bill for Self-Ligating Brackets Be?
While the exact total of your bill will vary, it is important to know that self-ligating braces tend to be a more expensive route of treatment. Your orthodontist will provide you with an estimate after your complimentary consultation.
How Much Is the Cost for Orthodontic Treatment?
The cost of orthodontics is determined by what each individual patient needs. Your age, overall alignment issues, dental insurance plan and other factors will all play a part in what the total cost of your bill will be.
Why Do I Need to Go to An Orthodontist?
Orthodontists receive up to three years of specialized training in straightening teeth. When you have severely crowded or crooked teeth, jaw misalignment or a poor bite, your dentist may choose to refer you to an orthodontist to receive the specialized treatment you need.
How Long Does it Take to Complete Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?
Most courses of Phase 1 orthodontic treatment take between 6 and 12 months to complete. Afterwards, your child will need to wear a retainer until the rest of the adult teeth erupt.
What Will My Bill for Phase 1 Orthodontics Be?
The bill for your child’s course of Phase 1 orthodontic treatment will depend on the severity of your child’s alignment issues.
How Do Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics Differ?
A child between the ages of 6 and 10 who is already having orthodontic issues will be referred for Phase 1 treatment. Phase 1 treatment is specifically designed for children who do not yet have all of their permanent teeth. Phase 2 treatment is targeted for children who are between the ages of 11-13. Most of these children have already grown in all of their permanent teeth.