How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign Consultation Cost?
If you’re not happy with your smile and think orthodontics or Invisalign might be right for you, schedule a consultation at our dental office in South Lamar. We offer complimentary consultations for our existing patients.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Do Invisalign® Braces Work?
Invisalign uses a progression of clear aligner trays that are custom-made to fit your bite. Similar to metal braces, Invisalign trays put pressure on the teeth, shifting them into alignment little by little. Most patients get new trays every two weeks.
What’s the Cost of Invisalign Braces?
Your Invisalign price depends on the severity of your dental issues and the duration of your treatment. Our dental professionals in South Lamar will evaluate your alignment problems and give you an Invisalign price estimate.
What’s the Difference Between Invisalign and Clear Braces?
Invisalign uses clear corrective trays that are removable. Clear braces have brackets that are attached to the teeth to hold archwires in place. Clear braces are more visible than Invisalign trays, but they need less frequent adjustment.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces use brackets and wires to shift the teeth, but the brackets used are made of tooth-colored or clear material rather than metal.
How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?
Clear braces tend to cost a bit more than metal braces, but patients who want a subtler appearance to their orthodontics find the price difference is worth it.
Clear Braces Versus Silver Braces
Clear braces work exactly the same as silver braces, but they tend to require smaller adjustments because ceramic brackets aren’t as strong as metal. It might take a little longer to complete orthodontic treatment with ceramic braces than with metal ones.
Metal, Ceramic And Self-ligating Braces
How Metal Braces Work
Metal braces work by exerting steady pressure to move teeth in a desired direction gradually.
What Do Metal Braces Cost?
The best way to find out what you’ll pay for metal braces it to visit an orthodontist for a consultation. The cost varies widely and is based on the extent of correction your teeth need and other factors, like the amount that is covered by insurance.
How Do Metal Braces Compare to Other Orthodontic Appliances?
Metal braces tend to be less expensive than other options, such as Invisalign. The main trade-off is that metal braces are highly visible in the mouth.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Self-ligating braces don’t use elastics like traditional metal braces do. Instead, they use a more complicated type of bracket that holds the wire in place with a spring-loaded cover. Patients appreciate that their dental visits take less time when they have self-ligating braces.
Cost of Self-Ligating Brackets
Self-ligating braces cost more than braces with standard brackets, but they can be a good option when faster results are of primary importance. Visit our office for a complimentary consultation and find out if self-ligating braces are right for you.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist in South Lamar?
A smile is an expression that shows happiness. Our dental office in South Lamar can give your happiness levels a boost by creating a gorgeous, new smile for you with orthodontics.
What Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?
The short answer to the question of the cost for orthodontics: it depends. Factors like the severity of your bite and tooth-alignment issues and the orthodontic appliances you need all influence the price.
Dentists Versus Orthodontists
Dentists and orthodontics both focus on dental health. An orthodontist can provide the same services as a dentist, but orthodontists also have additional training and certification in correcting bites and crooked teeth.
How Long Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Take to Work?
Phase 1 orthodontics typically takes nine to 12 months. After completing phase 1 treatment, the child will wear a retainer and have periodic checkups until the remaining permanent teeth come in.
What Will Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The total cost of phase 1 orthodontics depends on the issues being treated. Most children should have their first orthodontic consultation between ages 6 and 7.
Phase 1 Versus Phase 2 Orthodontics
Phase 1 orthodontics treatment is used when issues can’t wait to be addressed. It occurs before all permanent teeth have come in. Frequently, phase 1 orthodontics will address an issue with the bite that could require oral surgery to correct in an adult. Phase 2 orthodontics are mostly used on permanent teeth to align them and correct minor bite issues.