How Much Do Braces Cost Without Insurance?

If your child needs orthodontic treatment, you may be wondering how much braces cost without insurance. The average cost of braces for children can vary depending on the treatment needed, insurance coverage, and other factors. On average, braces without insurance cost an average of just under $5,000.  

Kool Smiles offers no-cost braces consultations to figure out which braces treatment is right for your child and makes it more affordable than you may think.

Affordable Payment Options at Kool Smiles

During a braces consultation, our experienced dentists will answer any questions you have about the cost of braces, with or without insurance. Every Kool Smiles location accepts many payment options including:

  • Cash
  • Credit card
  • CareCredit
  • Medicaid
  • TRICARE
  • SCHIP
  • Most insurance providers

Factors that Affect the Cost of Braces Without Insurance

The cost of your child’s braces treatment depends on several factors:

  • The condition of your child’s teeth
  • The length of time needed to straighten your child’s teeth
  • The type of braces chosen for your child

All of these factors affect the cost of treatment. If your child’s teeth are severely crowded, your child will need to wear braces for a longer period of time and may need more check-ups, which can raise the overall cost. 

There are several different types of braces, and the cost of your child’s braces can depend on which type is needed.

  • Metal braces are usually the cheapest.
  • Ceramic or clear braces are typically more expensive.

Insurance usually only covers the cost of braces if they are needed for medical reasons. If your child has only slight teeth crowding, the cost may not be covered.

However, if your child’s teeth are crowded and may continue to shift due to teeth growing in too close to each other, then braces may be the necessary treatment option and could be covered by insurance.

Every insurance plan is different, so check with your insurance provider to see if your child’s braces treatment will be covered and schedule a free braces consultation with our dentists today.

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Schedule a No-Cost Braces Consultation at Kool Smiles Today

At Kool Smiles, we work hard to provide high-quality dental care for all budgets. Kool Smiles offers in-house orthodontists in many locations.

Call Kool Smiles with any questions you may have about the cost of braces without insurance, and schedule a no-cost braces consultation for your child today!

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Sources: 

Oral B:  http://www.oralb.com/embraceit/how-much-do-braces-cost

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