Invisalign® teeth straightening is accomplished through the use of a series of clear trays that are replaced every two weeks or so. This enables the Invisalign® system to provide gradual realignment of crooked teeth while maintaining the most aesthetically pleasing appearance throughout the treatment process.
Invisalign trays are typically more expensive than traditional and clear braces.
Metal and clear braces employ brackets and wires to apply pressure to teeth in order to realign them in the desired position. Invisalign® systems, on the other hand, are removable plastic trays that fit snugly over teeth and gradually move them into the proper position.
Clear braces, like traditional braces, employ brackets and wires to move teeth into proper alignment. They are less expensive than Invisalign® and can provide some of the same cosmetic benefits.
Clear braces are typically more expensive than comparable metal braces. Some dental plans, however, may cover a portion of the cost.
Depending on your personal preferences and the amount of realignment required to improve your smile, you may prefer the convenience and ease of use of Invisalign® or the faster results that clear braces can provide.
Braces made of metal and ceramic, as well as self-ligating brackets
Metal braces use brackets that are adhered to the teeth with adhesive and wires to apply pressure and pull the teeth back into alignment. This is a time-consuming process that will take months to complete.
Our orthodontist will go over the costs of the various options for correcting the alignment of your teeth with you. This can assist you in better planning for these expenses as they arise.
Metal braces are typically less expensive. However, if you prefer a more natural appearance, ceramic or clear braces may be the best option for you.
Self-ligating brackets have a trap-door component that can attach to wires without the use of elastic bands to connect wires and brackets.
Self-ligating brackets may be significantly more expensive than traditional brackets designed for use with elastic bands due to their more complex configuration.
Your costs may vary depending on whether or not your dental insurance plan covers orthodontic services. We will collaborate with you to determine the most cost-effective payment options for you and your family. Visit our office for a consultation so that we can provide you with additional information.
For braces, we recommend seeing an orthodontist. These dedicated professionals have received advanced training to ensure that your braces fit properly and that you achieve the best possible results.
Parents of children aged six to ten years old have proactive options for correcting developing tooth alignment problems with phase 1 orthodontic procedures.
The cost of Phase 1 orthodontics will vary depending on the amount of work required to correct tooth alignment and ensure a fully functional bite.
The primary distinction between Phase 1 and Phase 2 orthodontic procedures is the patient's age and the number of permanent teeth that have erupted and will be treated by these procedures. As previously stated, Phase 1 will take between 6 and 12 months, with procedures taking place before a child's permanent teeth have all erupted. Depending on the circumstances, one may be more effective than the other. For more information, please contact our office.