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How Much Do Braces Cost and What Determines Their Price?

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If you think that braces cost the same for everyone in every place, think again. The braces cost can vary significantly depending on certain elements. To find the most affordable orthodontics treatment, discover what makes a difference in the final cost of braces.

Affordable Orthodontics for Each Patient

How much do braces cost? Determining the answer to that question depends a lot on the extent of your dental problems. If you only have small dental issues that can be corrected quickly, then your braces will cost less than if you have serious problems that need extensive treatment. Age also matters. Children’s braces usually cost less than braces for adults because their treatment time is often shorter. Finally, any dental preparation needed will also contribute to the braces cost.

Selecting the Right Style of Braces

Braces have come a long way from the bulky metal models you might remember from your childhood. Today, the four major kinds are:

  • Traditional metal brackets, which are much smaller than in the past
  • Tooth-colored ceramic braces
  • Invisible braces that are removed when eating and brushing
  • Lingual braces, which are attached on the back of the teeth

Traditional metal brackets are the most affordable orthodontics option, but for people who may want a more discreet look, other types of braces may be worth the increased cost. Talk to your orthodontist because certain types of braces are only advised for minor dental problems.

Length of Treatment

In addition to paying for the basic braces materials, you’re mostly paying for the work of the orthodontist. That means that the total cost corresponds to the amount of correction you need. Since children tend to require less treatment, their braces are typically more affordable. Talk to your orthodontist before treatments begin to get an estimate of your treatment time span.

Follow-up Factors and Costs

Additional treatments after braces may include retainers to keep teeth in place and surgical procedures to correct any remaining problems with the mouth and jaw. Be sure to ask about these possibilities and their potential impact on total braces cost.

Where You Live Can Impact Your Braces Cost

It may surprise you to learn that the location of the orthodontist can be a part of the answer to the question, “How much do braces cost?” In some cities and states, the average braces cost is greater because the cost of living is higher. This affects the orthodontist’s operating expenses, which can mean higher costs for the patient. If possible, compare specialists in different cities to find the most affordable orthodontics.

Making Braces Fit into Your Budget

Some dental insurance plans may help cover what braces cost. But for people without this insurance, or those who need help managing the cost of braces, there are two possible solutions to getting affordable orthodontics. One choice is DentRite®, a dental savings plan that offers automatic savings on many dental treatments. Benefits of the plan include:

  • Unlimited use
  • Membership for individuals and families
  • Everyone is accepted, no one gets declined

The other choice is CareCredit. This personal healthcare credit card lets you finance numerous health treatments. The card offers:

  • Exclusive financing options
  • Acceptance by 175,000 US providers
  • Convenient monthly payments

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Sarasota, call Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota today at (941) 306-1818 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Sarasota. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota.

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