Usually, orthodontist advise braces specifically designed to rectify several imperfections such as overcrowded teeth, excessive space between two or more teeth, under bite, overbite and other jaw alignment problems. But the average cost of braces depends on many factors including the type of braces, severity of problem, your insurance plan, the time period required and age of the patient.

When someone ask us, on average how much do braces cost, we usually perform initial examination and then advise for the type of best suitable braces but on average prices of braces range between $5000 to $6000. However, you can expect to pay orthodontic braces cost as little as $3000 and as much as $10000 the cost of braces.

Types Of Braces Affordable Prices

Traditional Metal Braces

Old metallic braces are the most common type of orthodontic braces used in orthodontic treatment therefore they are easily available, much affordable, and preferred by most of patients. However, they contain wires which are clearly visible and also irritate gums and eating habits, the full braces cost is usually between $3000 and $7000.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces consist of naturally colored brackets that blend well with the natural color of teeth but they can be more brittle than metal and tend to stain rapidly if not taken care of properly. They are also feared for easy damage.  The cost of braces is usually $4000 to $8000.

Invisalign Braces

Some providers offer a clear plastic alternative to braces that is called Invisalign. It is primarily designed for patients with minor alignment issues. Unlike braces, these are transparent aligners that are removable and invisible and the cost of orthodontics Invisalign depends on how many trays are required with how much care.

These clear aligners are designed to wear 20 hours per day so you will have to go through several different sets depending on how much movement your teeth require. Its cost range from $4000 to $7000.

How Much Do Braces Cost Is Covered By Insurance?

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Many dental plans do not cover orthodontic treatment so if you have such a plan then you can purchase a supplemental orthodontic plan to help pay for the cost. Orthodontic insurance plans are set up differently than most other insurance plans. With orthodontic insurance, there is typically a lifetime maximum benefit so it is important to consider what lifetime maximum benefits are available with the plan before purchasing the policy.

What if you do not have insurance and still need braces for yourself or your kid? Many orthodontist offers payment plans that fits your budget and allows making payment without any financial burden.