If your child needs braces, he or she might want to consider clear ceramic braces instead of traditional metal ones. Clear ceramic braces do the same job as regular braces with the only differences being color and cost.
Learn about different types of braces and how much they cost so you can decide the best choice.
Kids get to choose between the many different types of braces. They can choose traditional metal, ceramic, lingual, or retainer-type braces. Whereas traditional metal braces are the cheapest option at $3,000–$7,000, they can be the most noticeable.
For that reason, some kids might want to consider clear ceramic braces, which cost anywhere from $4,000–$8,000.
Ceramic braces can be clear or tooth-colored and perform the same function as metal braces. A wire held in place by elastic bands connects the brackets to move the teeth. Wires can be metal or clear to match the bracket.
Ceramic braces made without plastic will not stain because the materials used to make the bracket are non-porous, meaning particles cannot get in. That also means they can’t absorb odors.
Clear braces are often made from ceramic materials, which tend to be brittle and can break easily. Getting them fixed or replaced could be an added expense.
Taking off clear ceramic braces can be more complicated and time-consuming at the end of treatment, and many orthodontists use special tools for removal.
Check with your dental insurance company to see if braces are covered. If you have Medicaid, braces might be covered if they are considered medically necessary. You can check with your local Medicaid office to see your options if an orthodontist says your child must have braces.
When you bring your child to Kool Smiles, we offer a variety of affordable payment options, including:
If you need an affordable option for braces, make sure to bring your child in for a no-cost consultation at Kool Smiles. We are a kids’ dentistry with in-house orthodontists at many of our locations.
We’ll be able to give you a cost estimate for the treatment, and discuss payment options so that it’s affordable for you.
Call us today to make an appointment for your kids. We’re happy to help them achieve beautiful, bright smiles with braces!
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