How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign Consultation Cost?
If you’re wondering whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign or orthodontics, wonder no more! Call our office to schedule a free consultation for customized recommendations.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Is Invisalign® Right for Me?
Invisalign® delivers a straighter smile through the use of clear plastic trays that are called aligners. They have a very subtle appearance; people often won’t notice that you’re wearing them. However, not every case is suited to Invisalign®. Meet with one of our dentists in Georgetown for an assessment and recommendation.
What Can I Expect to Pay for Invisalign?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of Invisalign cost. Your orthodontist’s office will give you an estimate after creating a treatment plan based on your needs.
Invisalign Versus Traditional Braces
People who are worried about how they’ll look with braces appreciate the subtle appearance of Invisalign. However, Invisalign may not be the best method for correcting complex alignment issues. Traditional braces with brackets are often the right solution in those cases.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces are a common alternative to metal braces. They work similarly to metal braces, using brackets and wires to help realign and straighten teeth, but the brackets are tooth-colored or clear.
What Do Clear Braces Cost?
The cost of clear braces varies based on the materials used and the complexity of your case. Clear braces use clear or tooth-colored brackets that can be made of ceramic, porcelain or plastic.
Clear Braces Versus Metal Braces
While ceramic, porcelain and plastic are durable materials, metal is the toughest of them all. If you play contact sports, for example, metal braces might be the better option.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
How Do Metal Braces Straighten Teeth?
Metal braces are the traditional option that orthodontists use to help move teeth into proper alignment. That is done with metal brackets and wires that apply pressure for gradual realignment of the teeth.
What Is a Typical Metal Braces Price?
Due to the unique circumstances of each patient, the cost of metal braces varies. The total amount a patient will pay depends on their insurance coverage, the treatment time required and other factors.
Metal Braces Versus Clear Braces
Metal braces provide a durable option that often requires less treatment time when compared to clear ceramic braces. They can also correct issues that may be too complex for Invisalign to address.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Self-ligating braces use a type of bracket that is intended to provide faster results than traditional brackets. Instead of elastics, the brackets have a special clip that holds the archwire in place.
What Do Self-Ligating Braces Cost?
Self-ligating braces cost more than traditional brackets, but their advantages can make it worth the cost. Please visit our office to learn more about self-ligating braces and whether they’re the right option for you.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist in Georgetown?
Are you thinking about getting braces? Give us a call to learn about the many options available for achieving an attractive and healthy smile.
What Is the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?
Each orthodontic treatment plan is specifically created for the individual patient. Because of that, it’s not possible to give a price without a dentist first meeting with you for an exam and consultation.
Orthodontist Versus Pediatric Dentist for Braces
A pediatric dentist can identify issues that should be referred to an orthodontist at an appropriate time. An orthodontist is specially trained to correct problems with a child’s bite and the straightness of their teeth.
Why Get Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Certain orthodontic conditions are easier to correct when they’re treated early. Phase 1 orthodontics treatment for children helps to prevent more severe problems from developing later on.
What Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The best way to find out the cost of phase 1 orthodontics for your child is to bring them to our office for a consultation. By age 7, children’s mouths have grown enough that a dentist or orthodontist can identify developing bite issues.
Phase 1 Versus Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontics are used to correct moderate to severe problems when they’re still in their early stages, before all of the permanent teeth have come in. Phase 2 orthodontics is used to correct minor bite issues and move permanent teeth into their proper positions.