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This stage is usually done as part of the initial consultation. Some orthodontists may require you to schedule another appointment. In order to fully assess your case and provide a comprehensive treatment plan, the orthodontist will need to see the whole picture (just like a doctor carrying out medical tests before diagnosing and proposing a course of treatment). For braces,...
Before getting any type of medical or dental treatment, the practitioner first needs to assess the situation and diagnose the problem. This requires a full assessment of your mouth including molds and x-rays. For this reason, you won’t be able to obtain a comprehensive quote at your first meeting with the orthodontist, who will first need to see the...
The cost of tooth extraction depends on a variety of factors including the number of teeth being removed, whether the teeth are being replaced by a bridged or other replacement method, the location and the dental clinic. Simple tooth extractions are performed by dentists, whereas more technical surgical extractions must be performed by a maxillofacial and oral surgeon. The average...
A key aspect of having a beautiful smile is white teeth. The cost of teeth bleaching depends on the type of treatment which is used. There are three main ways of having teeth whitened including a professional in-office bleach, a take home dentist created bleaching system and do-it-yourself over the counter whitening kits. You can expect to pay anywhere...
The cost of having Invisalign aligners as opposed to the average cost of braces can be much higher, ranging between $3,000 and $9,000. A standard Invisalign orthodontic treatment costs approximately $5,000 on average. Teeth straightening can be cheaper by visiting a dentist rather than an orthodontist. However, these amounts are still more than most people can afford to pay...
Almost everybody needs a dental filling (or more) during their lifetime. The average cost of fillings ranges between $80 and $240, depending on the type of filling material, the size of the cavity, the location of treatment and the dental clinic. The different types of fillings can vary considerably in price. The key materials include silver amalgams, porcelain, composite...
The costs of attending a dental school can vary markedly depending on whether you choose a public or private university, an undergraduate or postgraduate program, whether you live on or off campus or with your parents and the type of financial assistance you receive. Studying for DDM (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) can be...
Are you considering getting braces but are low on funds? Many people often wonder whether braces are covered by Medicare or the state welfare program Medicaid. Unfortunately these programs are very confusing and have a lot of requirements for eligibility. This article considers whether you can get the cost of braces to straighten your teeth paid for by Medicare...
Paying for braces without the assistance of dental or health insurance can be a daunting thought. Fortunately there are options available for helping to pay for the cost of braces without needing insurance. This article examines some of the possibilities available for children, adults and families who require orthodontic treatment. Medical Dental Plans Programs such as AmeriPlan offer discounts to their...
The upper teeth are a prominent feature of our face; they define our smile and can noticeably enhance our appearance. For this reason it makes sense that many people look into the cost of realigning their upper teeth with braces. Experiencing crookedness or excessive spacing in the upper maxillary jaw is not uncommon. There are various explanations for having...

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