Understanding The Cost of Braces in 2021

Braces are a popular option for people seeking a bright, gorgeous, healthy smile! Braces are popular among children, teens and adults, because orthodontic treatment can transform a person’s confidence and self-esteem at any age.

Orthodontic treatment can serve as preventive treatment to intervene with problematic orthodontic conditions before they progress, or as a treatment measure to reverse the condition after it develops.

If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment for you or your child, we invite you to request your complimentary consultation with our experienced orthodontists in Upstate South Carolina.

At your first visit, we’ll examine your current condition, present the best treatment options for your case, discuss the cost of braces, the length of treatment and what you can expect throughout your treatment process.

How is the Cost of Braces Calculated?

The cost of braces depends on the type of treatment you choose, the length of your treatment, whether you have orthodontic insurance to cover some of your treatment costs, and the type of payment plan you choose.

The cost of braces will vary by each patient, depending on those factors!

The Cost of Not Getting Braces

We believe a beautiful smile is truly invaluable. Believe it or not, many people who haven’t undergone treatment don’t realize how their dental condition is affecting their quality of life! That’s because the positions of your teeth and the alignment of your jaw bones have a significant impact on your vital functions (eating, sleeping and breathing).

If you have a dental or jaw misalignment, you may experience:

  • Frequent mouth-breathing
  • Loud snoring
  • Restless sleep, waking up feeling unrested
  • Popping, cracking, or locking of the jaw
  • Jaw pain or soreness when biting or chewing
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Difficulty brush or flossing between certain teeth

These symptoms may have become normal for you, but they’re common indications of a narrow palate restricting the airways, misaligned jaw bones (overbite, underbite, open bite, cross bite), TMJ disorder and other treatable conditions.

We offer Complimentary Orthodontic Exams

We do everything we can to help lower your treatment costs! We offer complimentary orthodontic exams, because we want you to be comfortable and confident in your decision to start treatment with us.

Your first visit to our office includes a thorough orthodontic exam with one of our experienced orthodontists, and is 100% complimentary with no risk and no obligation.

How Much Do Braces Cost a Month?

There’s no set figure when determining “how much do braces cost a month” because there are so many variables to consider. If your insurance covers some cost, then your out-of-pocket expenses will be significantly less.
The only way to know an exact monthly figure for your braces treatment will be to book a consultation with our orthodontists.
We understand that orthodontic care often comes with financial challenges, which is why we offer flexible financing to help you and your children get the smiles you deserve!
We can customize your payment options to suit your budget and will help you file your insurance claims. Remember, the cost of braces does not have to be paid-in-full. It can be spread out over the entirety of the treatment plan.

How Much Do Braces Cost for Kids?

As with the cost of braces for adults, no one can tell you how much braces for your child will be until you bring them in for a check-up and consultation.

The AAO advises that you bring children in for an orthodontic screening by the age of 7. Knowing well ahead of time that your child may need braces can help you prepare for the expense. Intervening with problematic orthodontic conditions in the early years can also reduce the length of treatment with braces or Invisalign, as the teeth and jaw bones are more susceptible to modification during these years.

How Much Do Braces Cost Without Insurance?

Without orthodontic insurance, braces will cost a bit more. We believe everyone should be able to experience a beautiful, healthy smile, which is why we have several financial solutions you can use to cover the cost of braces without insurance.

If you don’t have insurance coverage, we’ll work with you to develop a financial plan that makes braces affordable and practical for you!

Still have questions about the cost of braces in 2021?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! We love to hear from you. We’re here to guide you through your treatment process, from your very first visit, to your last appointment.

If you’re looking for a top orthodontist in Gaffney, Union, Duncan, West Spartanburg or East Spartanburg, we’d love to meet you! Request a complimentary exam for you or your child today.