Orthodontic braces prices vary with the type of braces, the treatment and the length of treatment. Apart from there are many other factors, which decide the final costs.
Standard metallic braces are usually the cheapest of the different types of braces in use today. They are also the strongest and hence more force can be utilized to move the teeth into alignment. These braces can cost between $4500-$7000 dollars.
The prices vary depending on where you live. In Seattle, Washington and in Austin, Texas the prices are in the range of $6000 dollars while in Ohio, Cleveland area the prices can be $3000 dollars. The same braces cost $4500 in Phoenix City, Arizona while in the suburbs of the same place the prices are around $3400 dollars. In Manchester suburbs of New Hampshire the price was $7,000. As you can see from the above the prices vary greatly depending on where you live.
If you need extensive treatment like jaw surgery, tooth removable and correcting of imperfect teeth then your costs can go up and your orthodontic braces prices may be around $10,000 or more. This will of course include dentists fee, surgery fees and braces cost. It is better to get quotes from a few dentists before you go in for treatment. Assess the level of comfort you feel with a dentist and if possible talk to a few other patients to know about after care.
Ceramic braces generally cost $500 to $1000 dollars more than metal braces. The reason is the treatment is little more time-intensive for the dentist and also the ceramic brackets themselves are expensive. But, these are a great alternative for people who do not want to see with metal braces.
Another alternative that has become quite popular is the Invisalign braces. Manufactured from high-quality clear plastic trays are virtually invisible and you need to wear them in order correct any teeth imperfections. The fact that you are wearing braces goes unnoticed most of the times. The arch wire connecting the brackets is also tooth colored and so is the elastic band in clear braces made of plastic. This is also one more option to explore in case you looking for braces that will blend in with your tooth.
Invisalign is about $1000-$2000 dollars more than ceramic braces. An advantage is that these braces are removable. But it can also be disadvantage, as people tend to remove them often or not wear as many hours as they should for it to be really effective. The clear teeth braces are priced slightly more than traditional braces it is worth the cost as the you can be assured that your child will not have to face any sort of pressure or bullying due to the braces.In face even adults can wear these types of braces
Another type of braces that is invisible is the lingual brace. These braces go behind the teeth. Each metal bracket is loaded behind one tooth and attached using glue. These braces take special training on the part of dentists and not many dentists are trained in this. It is also more expensive and the dentist’s fee is also higher as there is lot more work involved. You need to go in for regular dental cleanings, as you can’t see any build up of food or plaque behind your teeth. All this makes orthodontic braces prices much higher for lingual braces.