How much do braces cost?
After the consultation with an orthodontist, where you have got some recommendation for bite correction with braces-system the first thing you think of when you return home is “How much do braces cost?”
It’s not easy to answer this question. Despite the fact that each case is individual, we will try to answer the question “How much do braces cost?” in the article.
A cost of braces depends of a lot of factors. There are some of them:
- A type of braces-system.
- Complexity of your individual case in terms of orthodontics.
- Your insurance.
- Location of the clinic.
Let’s consider carefully each of these factors.
A type of braces-system.
- Metal braces – tradition and maybe the most available variant. At the same time, metal braces can correct almost any problem of the bite. The cost of metal braces varies from 4500 to 5500 US dollars.
- Lingual braces. Singularity of the system is that the braces are fixed on the back of teeth, from tongue. It’s invisible for other people, so you won’t need to hide your smile. But lingual braces require more time to get used and can badly affect your diction. Moreover, lingual braces are difficult in making and require special experience of an orthodontist. All this increases the cost of lingual braces up to 7000-10000 US dollars and more. (There is more information about lingual braces here)
- Clear braces (Damon Braces, Invisalign, ClarityTM from 3M). Clear braces are made of ceramic or plastic materials. Clear braces are almost invisible and if you will choose Invisalign (more information is here) you can remove them yourself at particularly crucial moments. The cost of clear braces can differ in both large and downwards from tradition braces in the range of 3500 to 8000 US dollars.
Only Invisalign has a minus. The minus is that the Invisalign system corrects only simple malocclusion.
Your individual feature of malocclusion.
It is simple: the more difficult case the longer you have to wear braces. The quantity of visits to the doctor will increase; therefore you will spend more money.
If your insurance policy covers a treatment by an orthodontist, the cost of braces can reduce significantly for you. So it’s necessary to choose insurance carefully. Some insurance companies cooperate with orthodontic clinics and the clinics give a discount to clients of the insurance company.
Location of the clinic.
It’s no secret that the cost of treatment depends not only from a distance from the centre of the city, but from a state or a country. The cost of braces is bigger in big cities, in clinics which is located near business centers of a city.
The average cost of braces in different regions:
|Place||Average Cost Of Braces|
|Los Angeles||4 200$|
|New York||5 000$|
To see how much do braces cost, we recommend you to visit some clinics before starting a treatment. Thus you accept more complete information about methods, duration and a cost of treatment. Herewith variants of treatment can differ in different clinics. Through this you have a great possibility to choose the acceptable variant for you. And, visiting several clinics, you can understand which doctor evokes your sympathy, because you have to visit the orthodontist during several years and it’s a dubious pleasure to let unpleasant for you specialist to look into your mouth, even if services of the specialist are cheaper.
When you will ask yourself “How much do braces cost?”, remember the main thing – no money is worth the joy when you can smile and speak with people without hesitating of your already perfect bite.