When Can I Get an Orthodontic Consultation in Allen?
Consultations for orthodontics and braces are always free for our existing patients. We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams; schedule your consultation today.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
What Is the Process for Invisalign®?
You’ll be measured for a set of custom-fit, clear Invisalign® aligner trays that will incrementally shift your teeth to their appropriate position. You’ll receive new aligner trays every two weeks so your teeth’s position continues to progress to their ultimate positioning.
Cost of Invisalign?
Your specific Invisalign costs are based on how complex your alignment issues are and how long you’ll need treatment. Call us for an evaluation with one of our dentists in Allen and a comprehensive cost estimate.
Invisalign vs. Braces?
Invisalign clear trays are actually a series of removable clear alignment trays that fit over your teeth. Braces, on the other hand, use brackets that are attached to your teeth. Treatment is often shorter when braces are used, but both braces and Invisalign are excellent options for creating a confident smile.
Clear Braces: What Are They?
Clear braces use clear or white brackets and wires to adjust the position of your teeth, just as metal braces do.
Are Clear Braces Expensive?
The cost of clear braces can be more expensive than conventional metal braces. Many patients enjoy the near-invisibility of clear braces, so find the extra cost worth it. Your total treatment cost will depend, in part, on your overall orthodontic issues.
Clear Braces versus Metal Braces for Straightening Teeth?
Both clear braces and metal braces are very effective for straightening teeth. Many adult patients opt for clear braces over metal braces because clear braces blend in more easily and they are as effective as metal.
Metal, Ceramic Braces, and Self-Ligating Brackets
How Do Traditional Metal Braces Work?
Using metal brackets and metal wires, your metal braces exert subtle pressure to your teeth to shift them into their appropriate position over time.
What’s the Out-of-Pocket Cost for Metal Braces?
Your out-of-pocket costs are based on the duration of your treatment the amount of alignment correction needed. Your total cost may be reduced by any insurance coverage you may have.
How Should I Compare Metal Braces versus Ceramic Braces?
Some patients choose ceramic braces because they are less obvious than silver metal braces. Other patients choose metal braces for their efficiency, reduced treatment time and affordability. You should talk to your dentist about the benefits of metal braces vs ceramic braces.
How Will Self-Ligating Brackets Help My Treatment?
Because self-ligating brackets hold onto the archwire without the need for friction-causing elastic bands, self-ligating brackets are more comfortable and require less pressure to move teeth.
What Do Self-Ligating Brackets Cost?
Costs are generally higher with self-ligating brackets than with traditional braces. Your orthodontist will review whether this option is right for you when you discuss your treatment plan and cost estimate.
Orthodontics, Phase 1
How Should I Look for an Orthodontist in Allen?
If you’re ready for straighter, more evenly spaced teeth, call our practice for a consultation. We offer orthodontic services, helping to boost your confidence with a straighter, more positive smile.
Are Orthodontics’ Costs Expensive?
Orthodontic costs are unique to your situation, contingent on a variety of issues, including your age, insurance benefits, and the type of treatment you need.
When To Call an Orthodontist versus a Dentist
Orthodontists and dentists are similar in overall training and licensing, but orthodontists have two to three years of additional training. If you have a bite issue such as an overbite or an underbite, or if you have very crowded teeth, you’ll be referred to an orthodontist.
What’s the Duration of Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Six months to one year is the typical duration of Phase 1 orthodontics for children. After that treatment time, children will wear a retainer to maintain progress until all permanent teeth have erupted.
What Are the Total Costs for Phase 1 Orthodontics?
Phase 1 orthodontic costs include your child’s required appliances, such as braces or palate expanders. You’ll receive an estimate when you bring your child in for the first orthodontic evaluation at age 7.
How Does Phase 1 versus Phase 2 Orthodontics Work?
Early interceptive treatment, or Phase 1 orthodontic treatment, works to address existing or emerging alignment issues that are moderate to severe in nature. Phase 1 treatment usually occurs between ages 7-10. Phase 2 usually occurs between ages 11-13, when most permanent teeth have erupted and issues of spacing, alignment, and positioning can be addressed.