At Lyons Orthodontics, we love creating beautiful and confident smiles. Both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners are great teeth straightening treatment. You’ll enjoy a straighter and more confident smile when you choose to work with us at Lyons Orthodontics. Getting braces is a fun and exciting time for all ages. In this article, Dr. Tim Lyons answers explores the different costs of braces. We highly recommend considering the following before getting brace.
How much do braces cost?
A common question we get, is how much do braces cost? The cost of this cosmetic treatment varies from patient to patient. It depends on how severely misaligned your teeth are, the type of braces you want, and whether you need additional treatment to reach your dream smile. Overall, the more work you need, the more you’ll pay. If you have severe crossbites or need an extraction, you’ll have additional appointments to see your orthodontist or dentist.
Typically, traditional metal braces are a more affordable option. You can expect to pay between $3,000 and $7,000 for overall treatment. Like we mentioned above, it depends on the severity of the treatment needed. Ceramic braces cost just a little bit more, which starts around $4,000. Invisalign, which is one of our more popular treatment options, can cost from about $8,000 to $10,000. Invisalign is more expensive because it is an alternative to braces. If you start Invisalign, you’ll have a series of custom clear, plastic trays that will align your teeth over time.
Paying for Your Orthodontic Treatment
We know what you’re thinking, this is a lot of money. However, there are several ways to make braces more affordable. Talk to your dental insurance company and find out if they have any coverage for orthodontic treatments. Many dental insurance companies will cover orthodontic treatments to a certain age. Another option is paying out of pocket. Talk to our Lyons Orthodontics team about suitable payment options. Keep in mind that a portion of your payment goes to the treatment adjustments you’ll need at your orthodontics office. You’ll likely pay for these appointments one at a time as treatment goes on.
Start Your Just Smile Journey
If you’re interested in getting braces, let our orthodontics office in Fair Oaks or El Dorado Hills know. We offer a no-obligation FREE consultation to all of our potential patients. Lyons Orthodontics is excited to welcome you on your new smile journey!