How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultation Cost?
Orthodontic and Invisalign® consultations are complimentary for all our current patients. Feel free to call us today for your free consultation.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How does Invisalign work?
With Invisalign, you’ll wear a series of custom-made clear aligner trays that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. You’ll get new aligner trays every two weeks.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Your Invisalign costs depend on the length of your treatment and the complexity of your bite alignment. We’ll give you a cost estimate once our dentist in Arlington assesses your case.
What’s the Difference Between Braces and Invisalign?
With braces, brackets and wires are semi-permanently attached to your teeth. With Invisalign you use clear, removable aligner trays. When it comes to braces vs. Invisalign, braces are more noticeable and used to correct more severe issues of alignment and crowding.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces work just like traditional metal braces, except they use clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires to incrementally shift teeth.
What Do Clear Braces Cost?
While often more expensive than metal braces, clear braces blend into the color of your natural teeth. Some people find that having nearly invisible braces is worth the extra investment. Your total cost depends on the complexity of your alignment issues.
Clear Braces versus Invisalign?
Invisalign works well for some individuals, but clear braces are often more effective for patients with severe orthodontic issues.
Metal, Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Metal Braces Work?
Metal braces gradually shift teeth into alignment using the tension created by brackets and wires attached to teeth.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?
The actual cost of metal braces depends on how much correction you need, how long you need treatment and whether your insurance covers part of your treatment.
Metal Braces or Ceramic?
Metal braces are effective, but some patients are self-conscious about their appearance. Ceramic braces and Invisalign are less noticeable, but they require longer treatment.
How Do Self-Ligating Brackets Work?
Unlike traditional braces that use elastics to hold the archwire in place, self-ligating braces use a spring-loaded door to hold the wire. This system often improves the long-term comfort of braces and moves teeth with less pressure.
What’s the Cost of Self-Ligating Brackets?
The cost of self-ligating braces is more expensive than traditional braces. Your orthodontist will review your options and discuss whether self-ligating braces are right for you.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Is an Orthodontist Office in Arlington?
Our office provides patients with several options for straightening their teeth. If you want a straighter smile and improved confidence, call us for a consultation.
How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
Costs for treatment depends on your individual situation, including the type of braces you need, the duration of your treatment and your insurance benefits.
Orthodontist vs Dentist for Braces?
Both dentists and orthodontists are licensed, but orthodontists train for an additional two to three years to specialize in straightening teeth and improving your bite. If you have acutely crowded teeth, a bad bite or a misaligned jaw, you may be referred to an orthodontist.
How Long Does Phase 1 Take to Work?
You can expect Phase 1 orthodontics treatment for children to last between 6 months and a year. Following Phase 1, kids will use a retainer until all of their permanent teeth come in.
How Much is Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Your child’s alignment needs determine Phase 1 orthodontic costs. It’s best for kids to begin receiving orthodontic consultations at age 7 in order to catch any issues early.
Phase 1 versus Phase 2 Orthodontics?
Early interceptive treatment to address moderate to severe issues is recommended for kids between the ages of 6 and 10. This Phase 1 early treatment is not recommended for all potential alignment issues. Phase 2 addresses alignment issues for kids with most of their permanent teeth, often between the ages of 11 and 13. We’d love to hear from you if you have been searching for orthodontic treatment.