In the beginning there are many steps and appointments that are going to be involved within the first few weeks. You will no longer be speaking with your dentist about braces, but with a licensed orthodontist instead, such as Dr. Masri. The orthodontist will sit down with you and/or you and your child and take x-rays, photos and discuss the possible treatment options. Braces are no longer just full of metal and brackets. In fact, you can now get your child braces that can be taken off when they eat or for other occasions.
The cost of braces will depend on the materials or type of braces that you choose to get. As mentioned before, there are braces that you can get that will allow your child to either only wear them at night or through the day, depending on the condition of the teeth. These are popularly referred to as Invisalign braces. Of course the regular, everyday metal brackets will never be able to go out of style, and most parents do like to stick with tradition.
You will want to make sure that you pay close attention to the price of the braces. When you are looking into how much are braces you want to make sure that you get the best price. Each orthodontist that you could be referred to will have a different price and your dental insurance is only going to cover so much. (Be sure to ask us about our flexible payment plans!)
The typical cost of braces will be somewhere around $4,500 to $10,000 altogether. The amount of work that needs to be done on the teeth will essentially determine the cost. If your child has very crowded or crooked teeth, you can expect to pay more towards the higher end of those numbers. A comprehensive exam will be required for you to pinpoint the exact cost since every child’s requirements are unique.
While braces may seem like a pretty expensive procedure the fact of the matter is they’re quite worth the cost. If you or your child are in need of a teeth makeover ask yourself how much are braces and are they worth it? After 2 or 3 years of use you will see and reap the benefits of braces for a lifetime!