What's the Price for Getting Braces for my Child?
There is no "one price fits all" when it comes to the cost of braces for your children. The price can depend on a number of factors such as what type of braces your child needs and how long they have to wear them.
Keep reading to learn about the average price of braces and what factors need to be considered.
Average Braces Price
Here are the average range of prices for braces:
- Metal wired braces (traditional braces): $3,000-$7,000
- Ceramic wired "clear" braces: $4,000-$8,000
- Lingual "hidden" braces: $8,000-$10,000
- Clear aligning (such as Invisalign) braces: $4,000-$7,400
Factors to Consider When Getting Braces
The price of braces for your child can depend on several things, including:
- The specific problem with your child's teeth
- The type of braces needed
- How long the braces have to be on
- How often the orthodontist will have to see the child
How Can I Pay for Braces?
Medicaid may cover part of the cost of braces if they are considered medically necessary, but the rules vary from state to state, so be sure to ask your dentist or orthodontist. You can also call your local Medicaid office to be certain of which rules apply to your child.
Standard dental insurance can help you afford braces, but there is usually a maximum payout of $1,000 to $1,500 a year. That can be used up with basic dental care for your child.
Special orthodontic insurance exists, but you have to get it before the process to get braces has begun.
Get a Kool Smiles Consultation Today
The Kool Smiles network specializes in children's dentistry and keeping costs down. We offer orthodontics at several of our locations, and provide a no-cost consultation to help you better understand the price of your child's braces.
Get started by calling us today to schedule an appointment. We will do everything we can to help your child get the right treatment.