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Braces' Cost

Orthodontic treatment can enhance the appearance of your smile and improve your oral health by correcting bite issues and aligning teeth. 

Despite the benefits of traditional braces and Invisalign®, some patients may be hesitant to pursue treatment because of the expense.

Our friendly dental team in Orland Park, IL, is happy to provide a cost estimate and develop a treatment plan that fits your budget.

We Accept  Insurance & Financing

Many dental insurance providers cover braces' cost and other orthodontic treatments. We can work with your provider to maximize your benefits and limit out-of-pocket expenses. Our Orland Park dental office also accepts CareCredit® financing. These payment plans can ensure that your treatment plan fits your budget. 

​Metal Braces & Clear Aligners Factors That Shape the Cost of Orthodontics

Metal braces are typically less expensive than other orthodontic solutions, such as Invisalign. There are many factors that can affect the overall cost of your braces or orthodontic aligners, such as: 

Extent of Work

The complexity of your case is a major factor in determining the cost of your treatment. Severe misalignments, issues that require extended treatment timelines, or specialized orthodontic appliances in addition to traditional metal braces will increase your overall cost. 

Preparatory Procedures

If you have teeth that need to be extracted or you have other related concerns that must be treated before undergoing orthodontic work, 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 crooked or gapped teeth is a gradual process that requires a significant time investment. The longer you need to wear braces or Invisalign, the more expensive your treatment will be.

Materials You Choose

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 have less of an effect on the appearance of your smile. 


Early, or Phase 1, treatment is typically done between the ages of six and 10 before all the permanent teeth have erupted. The price of braces and appliances for Phase 1 differ significantly from the cost of braces later in life. It is important to discuss with our orthodontist, Dr. Amer Shammaa, whether Phase 1 treatment would be beneficial for your child. 

The best way to find out how much your braces or Invisalign treatment will cost is to request a consultation at our Orland Park, IL, dental office. During the appointment, Dr. Shammaa will review detailed scans and X-rays to examine your oral structures and design a personalized treatment plan for your situation.

Invest in Your Appearance
& Future Health

Even slight misalignment in your bite can lead to serious dental issues if left untreated. Crooked teeth are harder to clean, leading to an increased risk of gum disease, for example. Undergoing orthodontic treatment can prevent future oral health concerns and costly follow-up procedures, protecting your smile. 

See Our Patient's Stunning Results

Dr. Shammaa's patient Before Braces & Dental Bonding
Before Braces & Dental Bonding
Dr. Shammaa's patient After Braces & Dental Bonding
After Braces & Dental Bonding

Advanced Technology 
for More Accurate Treatment Estimates

At Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, 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. 

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Orland Park, IL


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Orland Park, IL


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Premier Dental & Implant Center

Premier Dental & Implant Center

At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we provide high-quality dental care for your entire family. Periodontist and implant specialist Yamen Akhras, DDS, MS and our team offer a full range of dental services. We are also proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Associations
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (708) 873-9709 today.

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