As an orthodontic practice, braces are our specialty. Many patients and parents come to our office with a number of questions about the process of getting braces, which is understandable—braces are a big investment, after all! Below, we answer some of the most common questions and concerns we hear about braces in Lewisville, TX.
How much do braces cost in Lewisville, TX?
The cost of braces in Lewisville, TX depends on the type of braces you’re interested in getting. Traditional metal braces typically range between $3000 and $7000, while ceramic or clear braces can be $4000 to $8000. Lingual braces, which are affixed to the backs of your teeth instead of the front, are between $8000 and $10,000.
At Castle Hills 3D Orthodontics, we offer an innovative orthodontic system called Damon braces. These braces range between $5100 to $7000. Damon braces come in both traditional metal and clear options, with clear braces costing slightly more than metal.
Are Damon braces really better?
Damon braces are self-ligating, which means the archwires are held in place by the brackets themselves rather than with elastics. This allows Damon brackets to be more hygienic and lower profile, making them more comfortable and gentle on the teeth. Damon braces generally work faster than traditional braces, require fewer orthodontic appointments, and need fewer tooth extractions prior to treatment.
Do braces hurt?
Braces can be uncomfortable at times, although the Damon system is generally regarded as more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Patients usually experience the most pain in the days after getting their braces put on; after this, they may experience some degree of discomfort whenever they go in to have their wires adjusted.
What is a good age to get orthodontic treatment?
We treat patients at all ages. We offer preventive and interceptive orthodontics. It is known as phase 1 of treatment. The goal is to intercept a moderate or a severe orthodontic problem and to get advantage of the developing teeth and jaw bones. We take 3D images and we monitor your child dental and facial development.
Do braces change your face?
Yes, braces change your face—but don’t worry, it’s a change for the better! After orthodontic treatment, you’ll notice an improved profile and better facial symmetry. Damon braces in particular are well-known for producing youthful facial appearance.
How long will braces take?
The amount of time in braces depends on the amount of orthodontic correction needed. Patients who have undergone early orthodontic treatment usually have shortened treatment times compared to patients who have never had prior orthodontic appliances to influence the shape of the jaw. The average length of time needed for Damon braces is 20.3 months.
Which braces work the fastest?
Every patient is different, which means there are no one-size-fits-all answers to this question. Generally speaking, Damon braces are regarded as one of the fastest orthodontic treatment options available, which is why it’s such a popular choice with so many of our patients.