Cost of Braces
Orthodontia can enhance the appearance of your smile and improve your oral health by correcting bite issues and aligning teeth. However, some patients may be hesitant to pursue treatment because of the expense. While the cost of braces will vary depending on your goals and needs, our friendly team is happy to work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your budget. At Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, IL, the cost of traditional metal braces typically starts at $3,500. We also offer Invisalign® for those patients who wish to undergo more discreet treatment. Drs. Yamen Akhras and Debra Alavi can discuss your treatment plan with you and provide a final estimate of your overall cost during your initial consultation.
How Much Will My Treatment Cost?
Traditional metal braces are typically less expensive than other solutions such as Invisalign. The best way to find out how much your orthodontic treatment plan will cost is to schedule a consultation at our office. During the appointment, Dr. Akhras or Dr. Alavi will review detailed scans and x-rays to examine your oral structure and design a personalized treatment plan for your situation. There are many factors that can affect the overall cost of your braces, such as:
- Extent of work: The complexity of your case is a major factor in determining the cost of your treatment. Severe misalignments or issues that require extended treatment timelines or specialized orthodontic appliances and techniques will increase your overall cost.
- Preparatory procedures: If you have teeth that need extracted or your oral structure requires modification before undergoing orthodontics, both the timeline and the cost of your treatment will be affected. Your dentist may recommend additional preparatory appliances, including palatal expanders or spacers, or treatment for decay and dental damage before placing your braces.
- Duration of treatment: Straightening teeth is a gradual process that requires a significant time investment. The longer your treatment plan takes, the more expensive your treatment will be.
- Material: Orthodontists use several different materials for braces which carry different costs. Traditional brackets and wires are made of metal, though in recent years, dentists have begun offering ceramic, tooth-colored braces as well as clear braces which are less intrusive on the appearance of your smile.
Early, or Phase 1, treatment is typically done between the ages of six and 10 before all permanent teeth have erupted. The prices of braces and appliances for Phase 1 differ significantly from the cost of braces later in life. It is important to discuss with Dr. Akhras or Dr. Alavi whether Phase 1 treatment would be beneficial for your child. During a consultation, they can provide a price estimate for Phase 1 procedures.
Undergoing orthodontic treatment can prevent future oral health concerns and costly follow-up procedures, protecting your smile.
Advanced Technology for Accurate Treatment
At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we strive to provide the most up-to-date treatments and techniques for our clients. For patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, we employ advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) imaging technology to determine candidacy and design comprehensive treatments. By creating a detailed plan before beginning treatment, we can minimize both your treatment time and cost.
Many insurance providers cover orthodontic treatments. We can work with your provider to maximize your benefits and limit out-of-pocket expenses. We also accept CareCredit® financing to ensure that your treatment plan fits your budget.
Invest in Your Future Health
Even slight misalignment in your bite can lead to serious dental issues if left untreated. Undergoing orthodontic treatment can prevent future oral health concerns and costly follow-up procedures, protecting your smile. If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your smile or are concerned about misalignment, call us at (708) 873-9709 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team.