Average Cost of Braces
When your orthodontist recommends braces for you or your child, cost will probably be the first thing that you think about. The average cost of braces will be determined by a wide variety of factors, including the type of braces that you get. If you are looking for a ballpark figure, the price tag will be typically less than $6,000. Fees for children are usually less. At McSurdy, your fee will include: visits, x-rays, consultations, and an entire year’s worth of follow-up once treatment is complete.
Treatment Options and How They Impact the Average Cost of Braces
When you are considering braces, you will find that there are two types of treatment that you can receive: traditional braces and Invisalign. Traditional braces are brackets and connecting wires that attach to the teeth. Their counterpart—ceramic braces—are another option that is less noticeable. If you choose ceramic braces, your average cost of braces will be about $500 to $600 more according to the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.
Invisalign is another option. These are clear braces that are made to fit over your teeth like a mouth guard. You can take them out to eat and brush throughout the day. Invisalign is an option that will cost roughly the same as traditional braces. Depending on where you live, they can cost about $5,000 to $6,000.
How The Smile Specialists Help You With the Average Cost of Braces
At McSurdy, we have several options available to patients to help you control the cost of braces. We offer low-interest payment plans with a small down payment to help you pay easily over time. We also accept all insurance plans. We even help you with filing the insurance. As long as you have dental insurance with orthodontic coverage we are here to help you every step of the way. At the end of the day, our goal is to make orthodontic treatment, including braces and Invisalign, affordable for your family.
Does Invisalign Cost a Lot More Than the Average Cost of Braces?
In short, Invisalign is often within $300 of the cost of braces. Depending upon the recommended treatment plan, you could only pay slightly more for Invisalign. You might also find that for you, the cost of Invisalign is equal to the cost of braces depending on your needs.
Get a Free Smile Consultation With The Smile Specialists
At McSurdy, we offer a free consultation for all new patients. Our plans and treatments are competitively structured to be affordable for families in the Collegeville and Gilbertsville area. Feel free to give us a call or stop in at our offices. Our phone number is (610) 489-6032.