Have you ever asked yourself, “Does my child, or even myself, need braces?” If so, you’ve probably also wondered, “How much do braces cost?” Both are logical questions to consider when deciding on your or your child’s smile, confidence, and health.
Braces: More than Just a Pretty Smile
A perfect set of teeth is every ones dream. Every one desires a beautiful smile. Perfectly arranged teeth functions best and last longer in mouth. While many people believe braces are a cosmetic treatment, the decision to get braces is about more than just the appearance of your smile. There are other important benefits to consider when deciding if braces are right for you or your child. So, what are the ways braces help improve one’s health?
Your teeth are crooked, crowded or protruding and need to be straightened.
Trouble with chewing, resulting in poor nutrition and painful eating.
Risk of developing cavities and dental problems as tooth crowding can impact the ability to properly clean all the surfaces of the teeth.
You have gaps between your teeth that need to be closed.
You have a malocclusion, (e.g. overbite or underbite), meaning your upper and lower teeth don’t meet properly and this is affecting your bite resulting in pain.
Lack of confidence in one’s smile which can result in social anxiety and self-esteem issues.
Looking at all of the ways braces can help to improve your smile as well as your health, it’s easy to see that braces are worth every penny, regardless of the cost. But what exactly goes into determining the cost of braces “How much do braces cost?” Let’s see the different factors that can impact the cost of braces.
Factors That Determine How Much Braces Cost
Type of Braces
There are a variety of different orthodontic braces: traditional metal braces, Invisalign, and clear braces. Each type has its benefits and is best suited for specific cases. Choosing the right solution is important to achieve successful results and reduce the amount of time needed to get results.
The Amount of Time Needed
Just like the cost of braces, the amount of time needed for braces to properly align the teeth and jaw will vary case by case. Some patients may only need a few months, while others may need a year, or even more, to get the correct alignment for a healthy bite.
The Severity of the Misalignment
Depending on the severity of the misalignment, only certain methods of correction will work, limiting options.
The Need For Related Dental Care
Sometimes additional dental care is needed prior to or after braces. This can include the need to remove a tooth, or implant a tooth where one (or more) is missing. The need for additional dental work can add to the cost of braces, and again, can only be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Getting braces is truly an individualized treatment and should be discussed during an orthodontic consultation. During the consultation you will have the chance to discuss your needs, talk through treatment options and put a plan in place to achieve a healthy smile.
So, how much are braces? The average cost of braces for adults (or teenagers) is one of the things that prevent many people from seeking treatment. Braces costs for adults can vary greatly depending on the type you want it may start from 18,000 and vary to wide range.
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