How Much Does Braces Usually Cost?

Are you wondering how much it’s going to cost for your child to get braces? The answer usually depends on a few factors including what kind of braces your child needs, how much upkeep is necessary for the braces, and why your child needs braces.

Keep reading to learn how much braces usually cost.

Different Types of Braces & Costs

While it is hard to know exactly what your child’s braces treatment will cost without a consultation, you can find the average cost ranges for the different types of braces below:

  • Traditional metal braces can cost between $1,500–$10,000
  • Ceramic or plastic bracket braces can cost between $2,000–$8,500
  • Lingual braces can cost between $5,000–$13,000
  • Aligner trays like Invisalign braces can cost between $3,000–$8,000

Other Factors that Affect the Cost of Braces

In addition to the type of braces your child gets, the amount of dental insurance coverage and your child’s dental situation can also affect how much you may have to pay for the braces treatment. 

Many dental insurance plans will cover the cost of braces if they are needed for a medical reason. If braces are only used for cosmetic purposes, most insurance plans won’t cover the treatment.

If your child has a severe tooth or jaw problem, it may take longer to correct their smile. The longer your child has to wear braces, the more trips he or she will have to take to the orthodontist for adjustments. More trips equals more expenses.

Why Would My Child Need Braces for a Longer Period of Time?

Here are some reasons that may make your child need braces for a longer period of time:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Misaligned jaw position

The best way to know about your child’s braces treatment is to come to a Kool Smiles office with an in-house orthodontist for a no-cost braces consultation.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Child Today

Bring your child to a Kool Smiles dental office for a no-cost, orthodontic consultation. During the visit, our orthodontists will be able to tell you about your child’s teeth and what kind of treatment is needed.

They’ll also be able to give you more information about what the treatment will cost you.

To learn more about our orthodontic services or to find a Kool Smiles near you, give us a call today!

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Sources:

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

eHealthInsurance: https://www.ehealthinsurance.com/resource-center/dental-insurance/dental-insurance-cover-braces-orthodontist-services

Delta Dental: http://oralhealth.deltadental.com/22,21455