Teens and adolescent kids can be self-conscious when it comes to wearing traditional metal braces. If it’s time to look into braces for your child, but they’re resistant to the idea of typical metal braces, Incognito™ hidden braces (iBraces) may be just the solution! iBraces are fitted behind the teeth, so they’re nearly impossible to spot in normal situations.
iBraces are typically more costly than traditional braces. We’ve detailed the costs and key differences below.
Like traditional braces, the cost of Incognito™ braces varies. iBraces are custom-fitted, and the cost will depend on how much correction is required to achieve the desired result.
In some cases, Incognito™ hidden braces can cost about the same as traditional braces. Upon assessment, a dentist can provide a detailed cost comparison. Schedule a consultation well ahead of your intended start date, so you have time to weigh the options.
Here’s a basic cost comparison for common types of braces:
When people think of traditional metal braces, they may imagine large metal brackets with very visible wires. Although, current materials and designs of traditional braces are smaller and less visible than ever. Patients can also customize their braces with different colored bands.
Metal braces are the most affordable option for correction, and cost $3,000 to $7,000 on average.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces in shape and function, but they’re made from tooth-colored ceramic that’s less visible.
Ceramic braces typically cost between $4,000 and $8,000.
Invisalign® aligners are similar to braces. Aligners are removable and require a bit more care than braces, so they may not be the best option for children.
The average cost of Invisalign® aligners is $4,000 to $7,400, with an extra fee for replacements in case of loss or damage.
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