When you’re deciding on braces, the cost can be a significant factor. We understand — it’s one of the most common questions we get.
A simple online search will give you a vast range of costs for braces, so we know it can be confusing. That’s because there’s no “one size fits all”: Your braces are unique to you, so giving you a “general” range of cost is doing you a disservice.
Here, we break down everything that goes into determining how much your braces will cost. And we provide you with information on how to get the exact treatment that’s right for you at a cost you can afford.
What Goes Into the Cost of Braces
Type of Braces
We have many types of braces available, including:
- traditional metal braces
- clear braces
- Invisalign clear aligners
Each type has different materials, manufacturing processes, and levels of customization. This means different costs, depending on which braces work best for your specific condition.
Before beginning your orthodontic treatment, we perform a series of diagnostics. These include X-rays, photographs, and a full examination of your teeth, jaw, and facial structure.
The complexity of your case plays a significant role in determining the cost of your treatment.
Severe misalignment or bite issues often require additional time, specialized techniques, and resources. These can increase the overall cost.
Longer treatment durations require more frequent adjustments, which means additional visits to the orthodontist. It also means increased material costs, which can affect the overall price.
Additional Appliances or Procedures
Sometimes, patients may require additional appliances or procedures with braces. These may include expanders or in very rare cases, corrective jaw surgery may be recommended. The need for these supplementary treatments can affect the overall cost.
After the braces come off, patients typically need to wear retainers to maintain the corrected position of their teeth. The cost of retainers and any necessary follow-up visits can contribute to the overall cost of braces.
The Best Way to Find Out How Much Your Braces Will Cost
As you have read, a great deal goes into determining the cost of braces. To ensure you know the actual cost of your treatment before you start, Dr. Taylor offers a free, no-obligation consultation to anyone considering braces.
Your consultation includes a complete, painless exam with X-rays. The doctor will then go over exactly what to expect and what options work best based on your individual needs and budget.
The Easiest Way to Afford the Cost of Braces
We believe financial considerations should never prevent you from achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why we provide several payment plan options, including affordable monthly payment plans with no interest and no credit check.
Come in For a Free, No-Obligation Consultation at Our McAllen, Texas Location!
Dr. Taylor is a Board Certified Orthodontist with over 15 years of experience and the only Gold Plus Provider of Invisalign in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley.
He is recognized by his colleagues and patients as a consummate professional. He is also widely recognized in our RGV community for providing excellent orthodontic treatment for children and adults.
If you have been on the fence about the cost of braces, call us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are here to help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve dreamed of!
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