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How Much Do Braces Cost?

December 30, 2021 9:41 pm

If you weren’t born with a perfectly straight smile, you’re certainly not alone. There are many patients who turn to braces in order to fix the alignment of their teeth. Thankfully, modern orthodontics make the process comfortable, efficient, and affordable! Let’s dive into the details.

Average Cost of Braces

The only way we can give a patient a more accurate estimate for how much braces will cost them is if we see them in person. During your consultation, we can determine your specific needs and design a treatment plan. That being said, the price of braces can range anywhere from around $3,000 to $10,000 on average. As you can see, that’s a pretty stark price difference, which is why it’s important you speak to a dental professional first in order to budget properly.

Factors That Affect the Price of Braces

The reason there’s a range of the cost of braces is because there are a few different factors involved. For starters, it depends on what kind of braces you get. For example, there are metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear braces (more commonly and accurately called clear aligner therapy).

Another major price factor is how much straightening your teeth require as that can extend the length of treatment. If, for instance, you have more severe misalignment and need to spend another year or two extra in braces, then you’ll probably see a corresponding increase in cost.

Child, Teen & Adult Braces at Laredo Orthodontics

If you’re considering braces for you or your child, we invite you to come into Laredo Orthodontics for an in-person consultation. During your visit, we’ll be able to assess the current state of your oral health and we can discuss your smile goals. With that information, we can come up with an accurate cost estimate for your treatment. Call or email us today to schedule your visit!

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