How Much Are Braces?

Are you wondering how much braces are for your kid? Braces can help correct your child’s teeth and provide confidence in his or her bright and beautiful smile.

Unfortunately, parents are the ones who will have to pay for this treatment, and the cost can cause some concern. We’ll walk you through some options for getting braces for your children.

How Much Are Braces?

While the cost of braces can vary based on individual cases and dental insurance coverage, here is an idea of how much you might expect to pay:

  • Traditional metal braces can cost about $4,937 without dental insurance, or $3,407 with dental insurance.
  • Braces with tooth-colored ceramic, plastic brackets, or self-ligating braces can cost about $4,572 without dental insurance, or $2,570 with dental insurance.

While this pricing may seem expensive, Kool Smiles offers affordable treatment plans and payment options to help you afford these costs.

Why Does My Child Need Braces?

Your child’s dentist may recommend getting braces if his or her teeth are crooked or crowded, or the upper and lower jaw need to be aligned to correct an “overbite” (when the upper jaw is larger than the lower jaw) or “underbite” (when the lower jaw is larger than the upper jaw).

If these issues aren’t corrected, your child could potentially develop:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Headache
  • Pain in the jaw
  • Developmental problems in speaking and chewing

That’s why it’s important to listen to the recommendations your child’s dentist and orthodontist gives. When your child is ready, an orthodontist will recommend what type of braces is best for your child and how long they will need to stay on.

Affordable Payment Options for Braces

We believe in affordable dental care for all families and the average cost of an 18-month orthodontic treatment with a Kool Smiles orthodontist is about $3,400.

Though the cost can vary based on your child’s unique situation, we happily accept most major insurance plans, TRICARE and Medicaid without limiting the number of patients we see.

We can even help you set up a payment plan through CareCredit, as well as accept cash and credit card payments directly from you.

Schedule an Appointment at Kool Smiles Today

At Kool Smiles, we know you want the best for your child, and braces can help create a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. We have orthodontic services for kids at many of our locations and can give your child the smile he or she deserves at an affordable cost.

Schedule a no-cost braces consultation at Kool Smiles today and see what we can do for your child’s dental health.

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Sources:

CostHelper: http://health.costhelper.com/braces.html

KidsHealth: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/things/braces.html

KnowYourTeeth: http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=O&iid=322&aid=1304