Does an Invisalign® or Braces Consultation Cost Anything?
At our practice, orthodontic or Invisalign consultations are complimentary. If you desire a straighter smile, call us now to schedule an appointment.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Do Invisalign® Braces Work?
With Invisalign, you’ll wear a series of custom-made aligner trays that are switched every two weeks. Like braces, these trays place pressure on your teeth, shifting them into an aligned position.
What Will Invisalign® Cost?
Like all custom orthodontics, Invisalign treatment cost varies depending on the severity of the case. Our dentist will provide a cost estimate during your visit.
Comparing Invisalign® vs. Clear Braces
If you desire a discreet way to straighten teeth, you may be considering Invisalign and clear braces. One key difference between the two is that Invisalign is removable while clear braces are not. Clear braces also may be more noticeable than Invisalign.
How Do Clear Braces Align Teeth?
Clear braces use brackets and wires to align teeth just like traditional metal braces. However, they are made of clear materials that are less visible in the mouth.
What Does it Cost to Get Clear Braces?
Clear braces are sometimes more expensive than traditional braces, but the benefit of a discreet orthodontic treatment often makes the investment worth it. The level of correction needed will determine the total charges.
Should I Get Clear or Metal Braces?
Many patients choose clear braces over metal braces due to their less noticeable appearance. If you desired Invisalign but were not a candidate, clear braces may help you achieve a discreet look while undergoing orthodontic care.
Metal, Ceramic and Self-Ligating Braces
How Are Metal Braces Put On?
Getting braces put on usually takes about an hour. The dentist or orthodontist will apply bonding glue to your teeth, then he or she will attach the brackets. The archwire is then placed in the brackets and secured with elastic bands.
What is the Cost of Metal Braces?
Metal braces are an affordable orthodontic option for both adults and teens. The cost of metal braces usually depends on the complexity of your spacing, crowding, or bite issues as well as your insurance plan.
Are Metal Braces Right for Me?
Traditional metal braces are usually required when orthodontic problems are severe. Invisalign typically is recommended for those with mild to moderate alignment issues. Ceramic braces are less noticeable, but treatment time may be longer.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Self-ligating braces have a small, spring-loaded mechanism to hold the archwire in place. This type of orthodontic treatment sometimes takes less time than treatment with metal braces.
Are Self-Ligating Braces Affordable?
Typically, self-ligating braces are higher in cost than metal braces. However, our flexible financing and other options may help you better manage the cost.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I See an Orthodontist Near Me?
A straighter, healthier smile is possible with help from our orthodontists. Give our office a call to see what options are available to you.
What Will Orthodontics Cost?
Your specific case and the type of braces you require will determine the orthodontics cost. What your insurance covers, your age, and the duration of treatment also are considered.
Dentist or Orthodontist: Which One Do I Need?
Complex cases that require extensive correction may require an orthodontist visit. However, many mild to moderate alignment problems can be treated by a dentist.
Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Take a Long Time?
With Phase 1, your child will undergo treatment for about six months to a year. A retainer will be required following treatment.
How Much Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
Your child’s orthodontic needs will determine how much Phase 1 treatment costs. We recommend bringing your child to our office for a consultation around age 7.
Are Phase 1 and Phase 2 Orthodontics Different?
Phase 1 orthodontics is early preventive treatment that takes place between ages 6-10. Phase 2 is recommended for preteens between the ages of 11-13 who have most of their permanent teeth.