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A Look at What Braces Cost by Straightening Style

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Before you straighten your teeth with braces, you’ll want to get two things straight about braces. The first is getting the facts about the different types of treatment.  And the second is this question: “How much do braces cost?” Luckily, there are more options than ever for both treatment and payment. Find out the facts on all of them.

Metal Braces Are Still the Standard

Metal is what most people associate with braces, with their shiny steel brackets and wires attached to the front of the teeth. But thanks to modern advances, today’s braces are smaller, less noticeable, and designed for quicker results. These metal models of braces cost less than other options, but they are still the most visible method and can make eating challenging.

Getting the Lowdown on Lingual Braces

These braces are a twist on tradition since the metal brackets and wires are placed on the back of the teeth. The beauty of lingual braces is that they remain out of direct sight, but they also present some disadvantages. They have a higher price than the more affordable braces like metal and ceramic, as well as being more difficult to clean, adjust, and wear comfortably. Also, they are not recommended for severe cases. But for people who want to keep their braces in the background, lingual braces are an excellent choice.

The Case for Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal, but their clear or tooth-colored brackets and ties make them much less conspicuous. Wearers must be careful about what they eat and drink because the ties can stain easily, but those ties are replaced every month to alleviate staining issues. Also, be aware that ceramic braces can easily break or chip, so they require additional care and maintenance. This makes them more expensive than metal models, but they are still some of the more affordable braces, and many people find their inconspicuous style to be worth the higher cost.

Invisible Braces Keep Your Orthodontics a Secret

You may have heard about invisible braces like Invisalign®, but you probably haven’t seen them. That’s because they provide the most discreet dental treatment around and are practically invisible. These braces are best for teens and adults with no major dental problems. As opposed to brackets bonded to teeth, these consist of a series of clear plastic aligners that are made for each smile. Easily removed when eating and brushing teeth, they must be replaced every two weeks to achieve the desired results. With all of these benefits, how much do braces cost? Invisible braces cost more than other options and may require longer treatment time, but their invisible appeal is not hard to see.

2 Ways to Cure the Cost of Care

The cost of braces varies based on the complexity of the case, the type of treatment selected, and the location of the orthodontist. But since you can’t put a price on the confidence and dental health braces provide, here are two ways to make the braces cost more manageable:

CareCredit, which is not a form of health insurance, but rather a personal healthcare credit card for financing medical and dental procedures. With special financing options for budgeting healthcare expenses for individuals and families, advantages of CareCredit include:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • Exclusive financing options not available with most credit cards
  • Flexibility to select doctors of your choice
  • Can be used repeatedly as a personal line of credit
  • Accepted by 175,000 providers nationwide

DentRite® is the second solution to saving on braces cost. This is not a dental insurance, but a dental savings plan that provides a family with substantial savings on dental procedures. Benefits of DentRite include:

  • Acceptance for everyone
  • No personal forms to file
  • Membership for individuals or entire families
  • Unlimited usage
  • Ability to cancel in 30 days for a full refund

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Family Dental Group.

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