How much do braces behind the teeth cost? Since lingual braces, also known as behind-the-teeth braces, are custom-made to fit the teeth, they can cost more than traditional braces.
According to OralB, lingual braces can cost anywhere between $8,000–$10,000—a significant amount more than traditional metal braces. Keep reading to learn how to afford this type of braces.
Lingual braces, often referred to as “back of the teeth braces” or “incognito braces,” are similar to traditional braces, but they are mounted to the backs of the teeth instead of the front. This makes them extremely popular for teenagers who need braces but do not want them to show.
Like traditional braces, lingual braces place pressure on the teeth to make them move into the correct position—a process that can take anywhere from 18–36 months.
While lingual braces can only be seen inside the mouth, there are some things your teen should keep in mind. For example, lingual braces can be uncomfortable in the beginning, and irritate the tongue or cause issues with speaking.
Lingual braces cost more than traditional braces because working behind the teeth is more difficult for orthodontists and requires specialized training. In fact, many dental practices do not offer lingual braces at all, so be sure to ask your child’s dentist or orthodontist if lingual braces are offered at their practice.
Whether you have insurance or not, Kool Smiles can help you fit affordable dental care in your budget. If your family is covered by a dental insurance plan, a portion of the cost of lingual braces may be covered for children under 18 years of age.
Even if you don’t have any dental coverage, the professionals at Kool Smiles will help you find the care that’s best for you.
If your teenager needs braces and wants to learn more about the different options, make an appointment with a Kool Smiles dentist. We will assess your child’s teeth and then refer you to an orthodontist (somebody who specializes in braces) who will determine if your child would benefit from braces or other orthodontic hardware.
Find a Kool Smiles office that offers braces near you, or call us today to schedule an appointment.
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