Put Some Shine on Your Smile

At Complete Dental Studio in Boerne, Dr. Vo offers top-quality orthodontic care, including effective metal braces and self-ligating braces.

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What Are Metal Braces?

Metal braces are a classic orthodontic solution for correcting various dental issues. They consist of small brackets that Dr. Vo bonds to your teeth with an archwire. Dr. Vo adjusts your archwire periodically to slowly realign your teeth where they’re supposed to be.

How Your Metal Braces Work

Metal braces use small metal brackets attached to the front of each of your tooth. The brackets work like anchors. Next, Dr. Vo will thread a flexible archwire threads through the brackets, secured by elastic ties or ligatures.

The ligatures, archwires, and brackets all work together to distribute tension across your jaw. As your treatment goes on, the tension slowly pulls your teeth into new positions.

Self-Ligating Metal Braces

Self-ligating metal braces are a modern twist on traditional braces. These braces use innovative clips or brackets instead of rubber bands or elastic ties, making them more comfortable and efficient in many cases.

How Self-ligating Braces Work

Self-ligating metal braces eliminate your need for elastic ties or ligatures. Instead, they feature brackets with a special mechanism that holds your archwire. This design simplifies your adjustments. Plus, many patients find it works better (and a bit faster!).

How Are Self-ligating Braces Different?

  • Mechanism: Traditional braces require elastics to secure your archwire. But self-ligating braces have a slide that holds the wire.
  • Maintenance: Because you won’t have elastic ties to mess around with, self-ligating braces are easier to clean.
  • Adjustments: As much as we love to see you, getting self-ligating braces will mean you spend less time in our office!

How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?

The cost of metal braces can vary widely depending on several factors, including location, the severity of your orthodontic issues, and the specific orthodontist's fees. Traditional metal braces typically range from $3,000 to $7,000 or more.

Considering that this cost often includes the entire treatment process, including your first free consultation, adjustments, and follow-up appointments, it is essential.

The Cost of Self-ligating Metal Braces

Self-ligating braces often fall within a similar cost range as traditional metal braces. On average, the cost of self-ligating braces can range from $3,500 to $8,000 or more, depending on the abovementioned factors.

What Affects How Much Braces Cost?

Here are a few things to consider when estimating the cost of your braces treatment.

  • Complexity of Treatment: The more complex your orthodontic issues, the longer the treatment duration can affect the overall cost.
  • Additional Services: If you require additional orthodontic appliances or treatments, such as space maintainers or teeth extractions, these will add to the overall cost.
  • Insurance Coverage: Dental insurance plans may partially cover the cost of braces, reducing your out-of-pocket expenses. Check with your insurance provider for details.

Race to Your Braces

What can traditional metal or self-ligating braces do for you? Schedule your free consultation to straighten your smile straight away!