How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign Consultation Cost?
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Invisalign® and Clear Braces
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® consists of a series of custom-fitted, clear aligner trays. Like traditional braces, the aligners place pressure on the teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position. As treatment progresses, you’ll get new aligners every two weeks.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The Invisalign cost depends on the complexity of your alignment issues and the length of treatment. Our dentist in Dallas will assess your smile and provide a cost estimate.
Invisalign vs. Clear Braces
Invisalign consists of clear aligner trays that can be removed versus clear braces that use attached wires and brackets like metal braces. They are more noticeable than Invisalign, but require fewer adjustments.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces work similarly to metal braces, using a bracket and wire system to gradually move teeth, but are not as visible.
What Do Clear Braces Cost?
Clear braces can be more expensive than metal braces, but their discreet look can make the investment worth it. The cost of treatment also will depend on the severity of your orthodontic issues.
Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces
Like metal braces, clear braces effectively straighten teeth. Clear braces are a good choice for those who desire the invisible look of Invisalign, but have issues too complex for clear aligners.
Metal, Ceramic and Self-Ligating Braces
How Metal Braces Work
Metal braces use brackets and wires to apply continuous pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into alignment.
What Do Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces are usually less expensive than Invisalign, ceramic, or lingual braces. Metal braces cost depends on how much orthodontic correction is needed, how long you’ll wear them, and whether your insurance covers braces.
How Do Metal Braces Compare to Other Orthodontic Options?
Metal braces are visible in the mouth, while Invisalign and lingual braces are not. Ceramic braces may be less noticeable than metal braces, but treatment may take longer.
How Self-Ligating Braces Work
Self-ligating braces hold the archwire in place with the help of a small, spring-loaded door versus elastics like traditional metal braces. The process can be quicker and discomfort can be reduced as there is less friction and force required to move the teeth.
What Do Self-Ligating Braces Cost?
Self-ligating braces can be more expensive, but your orthodontist will discuss your options and treatment plan and make recommendations during your complimentary consultation.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist in Dallas?
If you are unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, consider orthodontic treatment. Our office offers several options to straighten your smile and boost your self-esteem.
What Is the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is personalized based on the patient’s needs. The cost will depend on your insurance, age, and the type of braces you need.
Orthodontist vs. Dentist for Braces?
Orthodontists and dentists share much of the same licensing, but orthodontists have two to three years of extended training and specialize in straightening teeth. You may be referred to an orthodontist if you have severely crooked or crowded teeth, a misaligned jaw, or a bad bite.
How Long Does Phase 1 Orthodontics Take to Work?
Phase 1 orthodontics treatment for children typically takes between 6–12 months. After this phase, children must wear a retainer until their remaining permanent teeth erupt.
What Will Phase 1 Orthodontics Cost?
The Phase 1 orthodontics cost depends on your child’s alignment needs. We recommend that children receive an orthodontic consultation starting at the age of 7 to determine if treatment is necessary.