Orthodontic intervention may be a necessary way to ensure that your child enjoys a beautiful, confident, and healthy smile for the rest of their life. Of course, when planning for orthodontic care, parents will understandably have some questions and concerns.

Ongoing orthodontic care costs money. The good news is that insurance will often cover at least a portion of your child’s braces, which can defray the total cost significantly. Also, keep in mind that many practices will offer flexible financing options, which can help further.

But what if you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not cover the expenses related to braces? How much should you expect to pay for the total treatment?

Exploring the Cost of Braces Without Insurance

The total cost of orthodontic care will usually run a few thousand dollars, but the specific price point is variable. That is because there are many different factors that affect the cost of braces. Some of the primary factors include:

The Type of Braces

Braces come in different types, and the materials you choose can dictate the cost. Traditional metal braces are usually the least expensive, while ceramic braces are a little bit more costly. Invisible aligners are typically the most expensive option.

Duration of Care

Depending on the complexity and the severity of your child’s orthodontic needs, they may need to be in braces for a few months or even multiple years. The longer their treatment lasts, the more expensive it will be.

Additional Procedures

Sometimes, supplemental procedures will be needed before braces can be placed. For example, some patients may need an impacted tooth exposed, or a jaw misalignment to be corrected with surgery. These procedures can significantly add to the cost of orthodontic care.

Follow-Up Care

Your child may also require follow-up treatments, including retainers, to ensure their orthodontic intervention is fully effective. This, too, can contribute to the total cost of getting braces.

Learn More About Effective and Affordable Orthodontic Care

At Children’s Dental FunZone, we are proud to provide kids and teens with the highest standards of orthodontic care, all while making pricing as flexible and affordable as can be. We would love to tell you more. Contact us at your convenience to schedule a braces consultation at Children’s Dental FunZone.