How Much Does an Orthodontic or Invisalign® Consultation Cost?
At our Hickory Creek dental office, we offer a free consultation for orthodontics or Invisalign® to existing patients. Make an appointment today!
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Invisalign® Aligners: How Do They Work?
Invisalign® involves a set of clear, customized aligner trays that fit your mouth. Like classic braces, the trays apply pressure to your teeth to move them into the right place slowly. As your treatment progresses, we’ll give you new trays every two weeks.
What’s the Price for Invisalign Aligner Trays?
The overall cost of Invisalign for you will depend on how complex your misalignment is and how long your treatment takes. We can give you an estimate after an assessment.
How Do Invisalign Braces Compare to Clear Braces?
Invisalign consists of removable, clear aligner trays, and they’re less noticeable than clear braces. On the other hand, clear braces are like metal braces because they use brackets and attached wires.
Clear Braces: How Do They Make Teeth Straight?
Both clear and metal braces use a wire and bracket system to slowly shift teeth. Clear braces, though, are less visible.
What’s the Clear Braces Cost?
Clear braces are more costly than metal braces in general, but they’re worth the investment for the more discreet appearance. Your needs will also affect the price.
How Do Clear Braces Differ From Metal Braces?
Similar to metal braces, clear braces can straighten teeth effectively. They mainly differ by their appearance and are a good alternative to Invisalign.
Metal and Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Metal Braces Make Teeth Straight?
Metal braces involve wires and brackets that fasten to your teeth. The braces apply a continuous pressure that shifts your teeth into position slowly.
What’s the Price for Metal Braces?
Typically, metal braces cost less than ceramic braces and Invisalign. Your price will depend on how much correction you need, how long your treatment will be and how much your insurance contributes.
How Are Metal and Other Braces Different?
Metal braces are clearly visible compared to Invisalign. Ceramic braces might be less noticeable, but you may need to wear them longer.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Self-ligating brackets use a small, spring-loaded door to hold the braces wire instead of elastics. The treatment could be faster and more comfortable than metal braces.
What’s the Cost for Self-Ligating Brackets?
The price for self-ligating braces might be higher than for conventional braces. Visit our dentists in Hickory Creek to learn more about your treatment options.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
Where’s an Orthodontist Near Me?
For orthodontic treatment near you, contact our office in Hickory Creek. With our help, you can have a better smile and improved self-confidence.
How Much Is the Orthodontic Treatment Price?
We personalize your orthodontic treatment based on your needs. Because of that, your cost will depend on your age, type of braces that you need and insurance coverage.
Does a Dentist or Orthodontist Apply Braces?
The licensing for orthodontists and dentists is similar, but orthodontists receive extended training. They become specialists in teeth straightening, so you might need to see one if your smile is severely crooked and crowded.
How Long Before Phase 1 Orthodontics Is Complete?
For kids, the first phase of orthodontic treatment lasts six to 12 months. Next, they wear retainers until all of their permanent teeth emerge.
What’s the Price for Phase 1 Orthodontics?
The cost of phase 1 orthodontics will depend on your child’s treatment needs. We recommend scheduling a consultation when they turn 7.
How Are Phase 1 and 2 Orthodontics Different?
Phase 1 orthodontics is early treatment for kids who still have baby teeth. Phase 2 treatment is for children, teens and adults with permanent teeth.