If you’ve been told or believe that you or your child could benefit from braces, you probably have several unanswered questions and concerns. One of the most commons questions we’ve been asked is “How much do braces and orthodontic treatment cost?” There’s no set answer to this question however, the following information will give you a good idea of what to expect.
Consulting with an Orthodontist
When you consult with an Phoenix Orthodontist to determine if you need braces, the cost should be nothing. Any good orthodontist office will offer a complimentary consultation, complete with x-rays, dental history, photos and a 1 on 1 consultation with the orthodontist. This is definitely something E&S Orthodontics, Your Phoenix Orthodontist offers. During this complimentary examination, the orthodontist will assess whether you need braces or not, including Invisalign. FYI – Invisalign is an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal braces made up of clear plastic aligners.
If it’s Determined that You Need Braces
If the orthodontist determines that you need braces, you’re looking at an investment of about $3000 to $7000, depending on what type of treatment is required, the length and the complexity of the orthodontic issues that are being addressed. Any promise of treatment that comes in under $3000 should set off warning signals. Deep discounts typically mean that treatment is being carried out by a dentist not an orthodontist whose care is backed by years of comprehensive training and experience. In addition, when the costs are low, they may be leaving out hidden expenses like additional dental work that may need to be performed prior to treatment.
The important thing to remember is that a healthy, aligned smile is a priceless investment and a spectacular asset that will last a lifetime. Studies have shown that a beautiful smile generates surprising returns on investment, not only in terms of a boost in self-confidence and how you interact with people, but in how the teeth function.
If you’d like to discover whether you need braces or not, including Invisalign, and expected costs for treatment, contact us for a complimentary consultation.