A beautiful smile is priceless, but achieving your ideal smile can sometimes cost more than insurance can cover. There are several options on the market, and learning of the differences based on price, effectiveness, and esthetic benefits while undergoing treatment can help you decide which treatment method is best for you.
Traditional Braces: ranging from $2,500 to $6,000
Costs for braces can change due to the severity of an individual’s case, including whether they require minor alignment or extended care to address jaw misalignment. Issues such as overbite and underbite require extended care in order to properly align teeth, which can involve wearing braces for an extended period.
While traditional braces use metal that may be unattractive during treatment, it remains as an effective option for severe cases of malocclusion.
Damon braces: ranging from $2,500 to $8,000
Improving upon traditional braces, Damon braces involve no steel ties to hold down wires between brackets, producing a unique method that shortens treatment time while involving less visits to the orthodontist. This procedure can cost a small premium above traditional braces. However, similar to traditional braces, Damon Braces are partially covered by many insurance providers.
Clear/Ceramic Braces: $2,700 to $8,200
The cost for clear braces are often similar to Damon braces, with the only difference being the aesthetic appearance of them.
Invisalign: $3,000 to $8,500
Invisalign is an attractive option as the clear aligners are practically invisible, hiding no portion of the smile while undergoing treatment. Dr. Nay is very experienced using Invisalign and attends continuing education classes to assure that he stays up to date with any advancements. It is often times said that Invisalign cannot treat more severe cases of misalignment but, at NAY orthodontics, you may be surprised at what Invisalign can do for your smile.
Treatment with braces can often save patients the cost of greater dental care down the road. In addition to their esthetic benefits, braces also provide functional benefits, such as evenly wearing down teeth and easier maintenance of dental hygiene.
Discover Your Options
To be sure of the costs of orthodontic care, an evaluation from an orthodontist is necessary. Call or visit NAY orthodontics and schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Nay and find out which braces are right for you.