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3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

What Really Affects How Much Braces Cost?

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While braces can correct or prevent many dental problems, they may pose the new problem of covering the cost. Interestingly, braces cost can vary by a variety of factors. Check out this helpful guide to get affordable orthodontics.

Patient’s Personal Needs

How much do braces cost? The answer depends on the extent of your dental problems. Minor dental problems will require less treatment and cost less than major dental corrections. Age also matters, with children’s braces cost being less because their treatment time is often shorter. Finally, any dental preparation needed for braces will also contribute to costs.

Style Selection

Braces have come a long way from the bulky metal models of yesteryear. Today, the four major kinds are:

  • Traditional metal brackets, which are much smaller than ever before
  • Tooth-colored ceramic braces
  • Lingual braces, which are attached to the backs of the teeth
  • Invisible braces that are removed when eating and brushing

Traditional metal brackets are your most affordable orthodontics option, but for those who want more discretion, the other types of braces may be worth the higher cost. But you should talk to your orthodontist because certain types are only advised for minor dental problems.

Treatment Time

The length of treatment will also determine the total braces cost. Basically, the cost corresponds to the amount of correction you need. Since children tend to require less treatment, their braces are typically more affordable. Talk to your orthodontist before treatment begins to get an estimate of your braces cost and treatment time span.

Follow-up Factors

Additional treatments after braces may also be recommended. These include retainers to keep teeth in place and surgical procedures to correct remaining issues with the mouth and jaw. Ask for these to be included in the total braces cost estimate, so you’re not surprised by any unexpected expenses.

Place of Practice

It may surprise you to learn that the location of the orthodontist can determine how much do braces cost. In larger cities and certain states, the average price of treatment is greater because the cost of living is higher. This affects the orthodontist’s operating expenses, which are passed on to the patient. If possible, compare specialists in different cities to find the most affordable orthodontics.

Budgeting for Braces

Certain dental insurance plans may help cover what braces cost. But people without this insurance coverage may find themselves struggling with the question, “How much do braces cost and how can I afford them?” For them, or anyone who needs help with covering the cost of braces, there are two simple solutions to getting affordable orthodontics.

One choice is DentRite®, a dental savings plan that gives you automatic savings on many dental treatments. Perks of the plan include:

  • Everyone is accepted, no one gets declined
  • Unlimited use
  • Membership for individuals and families

The other choice is CareCredit. This personal healthcare credit card lets you finance numerous health treatments. The card offers:

  • Exclusive financing options
  • Convenient monthly payments
  • Acceptance by 175,000 US providers

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

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