A very common question to us at Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics is How much do braces cost? There are many different factors that make up braces treatment. No two mouths are the same, so braces are not a one size fits all type of treatment. Oftentimes, a patient needs braces plus another appliance too, such as a holding arch, headgear, expander, facemask or lower lingual arch. So, the answer to “What does it cost for braces in McKinney” is not a set answer. One thing we know for sure at Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics is that when someone says, “What does it cost for braces in McKinney”, you definitely get what you pay for! You’re going to get awesome treatment at Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics from the most highly trained and experienced orthodontists in McKinney.

Typical orthodontic treatment may have two phases to it, depending on the patient’s skeletal make up. Phase I orthodontic treatment consists of skeletal changes that can be done to children between the ages of 8-13. Phase I orthodontic treatment consists of appliances that a patient can wear to correct skeletal deficiencies, such as an overbite, or an underbite, or crowding in the patient’s mouth. Our office uses several different Phase I appliances such as facemask, Herbst appliance, headgear and expanders. Sometimes a simple lower lingual arch is needed just to hold space in a child’s mouth, while their permanent teeth are coming in. It’s always a good idea to bring your child in for a complimentary exam around age 8 to see if they do need any Phase I orthodontic treatment. Not all patients need Phase I orthodontic treatment, but it’s a great idea to bring them in for their FREE exam to see if they do plus this is when we can answer that question “what does it cost for braces in McKinney”. Phase I treatment is so important because skeletal changes can be made before a child reaches puberty when their bones can easily still be manipulated. At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, if your child does Phase I orthodontic treatment with us, then when it’s time for them to have Phase II orthodontics (or Full upper and lower braces), we give the patient a discount on Phase II because a lot of the hard work has already been done in Phase I. Also, in this case, Phase II orthodontic treatment usually takes a shorter amount of time since Phase I has already been done.

Oftentimes patients will shop around to various places to find their orthodontist and one of their first questions is “What does it cost for braces in McKinney?” At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontist, we do a full comprehensive first examination for free so you can get your answer to this burning question. Because our initial consultations are completely complimentary, we encourage patients to come in and let the doctors look at you so that a complete orthodontic examination can be done and then a treatment estimate can be given. The no cost consultation is done by one of our professional orthodontic specialists who each have over twenty years of orthodontic experience! We have two highly skilled, professional orthodontists at Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, Dr. Stephanie Crise and Dr. Jessica Downs. One of the many great things about our office is that both orthodontists work up the treatment plan for all of our patients. This way, every patient gets a built in second opinion by a highly qualified orthodontist. So, that’s over forty-five years of combined experience studying your teeth and formulating the best treatment for you. Every patient is valued at Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

There are many factors to consider when selecting an orthodontist such as how long the orthodontist has been in business. Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics has been in business for over 25 years in McKinney, TX doing full braces and active Invisalign Clear aligners and Phase I skeletal treatment utilizing appliances. There are also two full time orthodontists in our office. Dr. Crise has been here 25 plus years and Dr. Downs has been here 20 years! Wow! That’s a lot of knowledge and experience going into each and every orthodontic treatment at Smiles Hollywood Orthodontist! Another thing that many patients do now before selecting an orthodontist is they look at our google reviews! Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics has AMAZING google reviews. We strive to make each of our patients like family and treat them the way we would want to be treated. It truly shows in our outstanding google reviews.

Unfortunately, we often have to re-treat patients that come from being orthodontically treated at a different office because the patient decided to use their general dentist or a bargain orthodontist. At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, you will get the highest quality orthodontic care. You definitely want to get what you pay for in orthodontics and quality is so very important! You want to be sure you are selecting an orthodontist that is an expert in orthodontics and not a general dentist who just happens to be practicing some orthodontics after a few weekend courses in orthodontics! Orthodontists are dentists who have gone to orthodontic school after dental school for three additional years to learn the science of orthodontics! They are true orthodontic specialists and have the skills necessary to make sure our patients’ teeth are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functionally correct. When we have patients come to us after already being treated by another orthodontist or general dentist – we then have to ask this question again: What does it cost for Braces in McKinney? Well, in this case, twice as much since being re-treated is twice the expense! Please do not let this happen to you. Cheaper is NOT better.

Another complaint we have heard from patients who transfer over to our office midway through their orthodontic treatment is that the orthodontist at their old office is only there one or two days a week. The problem with this is that if you have an emergency, such as a wire poking, or your expander has broken or a bracket has come off, you may not be able to get in to get your emergency fixed for several days or even until the next week, since the orthodontist is only in the office one-two days a week.

At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, we are in the office for ten hours a day, Monday through Thursday, AND we have an emergency on-call phone line to help assist you any day of the week. So, it’s important to us that your orthodontic emergency be attended to timely and on any day of the week! We would love to have you as our next valued patient at Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics. Please call our office at 972-529-9700, or visit our website at SmilesHollywood.com so we can get you scheduled for your free initial orthodontic exam and we will be happy to answer your question of “What does it cost for braces in McKinney?”