Braces & Orthodontics


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Braces & Orthodontics

How Much Will My Consultation Cost?

Initial consultations with our orthodontic professionals are always free.

Invisalign® and Clear Braces

Is Invisalign® an Option for Straightening Teeth?

The Invisalign® teeth straightening method uses a series of clear trays that are replaced every two weeks or so. This allows the Invisalign® system to provide gradual realignment of crooked teeth while ensuring the most attractive appearance throughout the treatment process.

How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?

Invisalign trays are usually slightly more expensive than traditional and clear braces.

Is Invisalign® Different from Traditional Braces?

Metal and clear braces use brackets and wires to put pressure on teeth to realign them in the desired way. Invisalign® systems, on the other hand, are removable plastic trays that fit tightly over teeth to move them gradually into the right position.

Do Clear Braces Provide Straighter Teeth?

Clear braces, just like traditional braces, use brackets and wires to move teeth into the right place. They are somewhat less expensive than Invisalign® and can provide some of the same benefits for your appearance.

How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Clear Braces?

Clear braces will typically cost somewhat more than comparable metal braces. A portion of the cost, however, may be covered by some dental plans.

Which Works Better? Clear Braces vs. Invisalign®

Depending on your personal preferences and the amount of realignment needed to enhance your smile, you may prefer the convenience and ease of use of Invisalign® or the faster results sometimes available with clear braces.

Metal and Ceramic Braces, and Self-ligating Brackets

Could Metal Braces Work for Me?

Metal braces use brackets that attach to the teeth with adhesive and wires to apply pressure to the teeth and to pull them back into alignment. This is a gradual process that requires months to complete.

How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Metal Braces?

Our orthodontist will discuss the costs of the various options available to you for correcting the alignment of your teeth. This can help you plan more effectively for these expenses as they arise.

Would Metal or Ceramic Braces Be a Better Choice?

Metal braces are usually more affordable. If you are interested in a more natural look, however, ceramic or clear braces may be the most effective option for you.

Are Self-ligating Brackets Helpful?

Rather than using elastic bands to connect wires and brackets, self-ligating brackets feature a trap-door component that can attach to wires without the use of elastic.

How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Self-Ligating Brackets?

Because of the more complex configuration of self-ligating brackets, they may cost significantly more than traditional brackets designed for use with elastic bands.

Orthodontics and Phase 1

How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Orthodontic Treatment?

Depending on whether or not your dental insurance plan covers orthodontic services, your costs may vary. We will work with you to determine effective payment options for you and your family. Visit our office for a consultation so we can provide you with more information.

Is an Orthodontist Required to Place Braces?

We recommend visiting an orthodontist for your braces. These dedicated professionals have advanced training to ensure that your braces fit properly and that you achieve the best results possible.

What Services Are Considered to Be Phase 1 Orthodontics?

Phase 1 orthodontic procedures offer proactive options for parents of children between the ages of six and 10 years old to correct developing problems with tooth alignment.

How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Phase 1 Orthodontics?

The cost of Phase 1 orthodontics from our office will vary depending on the amount of work necessary to correct tooth alignment and to ensure a fully functioning bite.

Phase 1 vs. Phase 2 Orthodontics: Which Is More Effective?

The primary difference between Phase 1 and Phase 2 orthodontic procedures is the age of the patient and the number of permanent teeth that have erupted and will be treated through these procedures. As mentioned above, Phase 1 will take between 6 and 12 months with the procedures happening before a child’s permanent teeth have all erupted. Depending on your situation, one might be more effective than the other. Call our office for more information.