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Clear Braces for Teeth

Orthodontics

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the full cost of an orthodontic case in your office and why? 

In 2017 we are currently charging $5150 for full orthodontics regardless of the difficulty of the case with fixed metal bracket appliances (braces).  This includes clear braces for teeth.  The clear braces cost is the same through our office.  As general practitioners we do not have to set up a separate office to make special appointments for our braces patients since they are coming to visit us anyway.  We pass on the decreased overhead cost to you with reduced fees for braces. Pricing for Invisible braces can be found below!

This is Dr. Brower's daughter Sidney with a brand new clear bracket made of glass.  As you can see, it is almost completely invisible except for her color choices:)

When is the best time to begin orthodontics?

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?

By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.

What are the advantages of interceptive treatment?

Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.

Why should malocclusions be treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile.it creates a healthier you.

Adult Braces (Video on aligners at the bottom)

Braces aren't just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups . including adults. A new smile can begin today.  We have multiple ways to do clear braces for teeth.

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners that can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.

During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.

A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it.s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.

Clear Braces (Various Brands Below)

(Invisalign, Clear Correct, EZ align, Clear Image Aligners)

Pricing varies considerably by manufacturer of the clear aligner system with the brand Invisalign being the most expensive.  You can achieve the same results we have found with almost any of these manufacturers since they all use the same material (plastic) to move the teeth in small steps.  Since other manufacturers do not have the marketing costs of

Clear braces cost- Invisalign which we charge $6150 for, we are able to provide the same service with another aligner system for $5150 (or even less when small corrections are needed.)

Month Braces

(6 month braces are traditionally $1500-3500 and cover cosmetic tooth movements without changing someones bite.)  This is most frequently performed on adults.

The Invisalign system has been successful in giving hundreds of thousands of amazing smiles to both teens and adults. A certified Invisalign provider will create your individual treatment plan using Invisaligns clear, custom-molded aligners to solve a range of issues, including:

  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

Made to fit lifestyles like yours.

Now nothing comes between your lifestyle and having an incredible smile. Because Invisalign offers you comfort, convenience and virtual invisibility during treatment. With Invisalign, you can:

  • Be as active as you like because Invisalign won.t hold you back
  • Remove your aligners for special events, eating and brushing
  • Feel more confident everywhere you go
  • Look your best during treatment.

Invisalign is clear and practically invisible, so nothing gets in the way of your new smile. No wonder Invisalign is the choice of over half a million people.

  • Unobtrusive in business meetings or social gatherings
  • No metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth
  • Many people won't notice you're wearing aligners

All Orthodontic Consultations are free regardless of whether you are getting a first or second opinion.

Please view this video for more information for how invisalign and other aligner systems work.

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(800) 516-7631

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