Cost is often a high priority factor that influences many parents’ decision regarding orthodontic treatment for their children, or themselves.
When it comes to braces, or orthodontic alternatives like Invisalign®, our patients need to know two things; how long will this treatment process take, and how much does it cost?
It makes sense that many parents want to know what the cost of braces will be for their child. Will it be affordable? Honestly, that would be a difficult question to give an “across the board” answer for, but here is our best cost-scale and timeline information for an entire orthodontic treatment.
Timeline & Cost of Braces
Generally speaking, the cost of orthodontic treatment is dependent on various factors. One constant our patients can rely on, though, is that they will receive dedicated service from our skilled specialists. Each of our five locations are staffed with caring orthodontic specialists who work in teams to provide the most efficient, most effective orthodontic treatment methods to ensure your investment is protected for life.
If a patient needs a “Phase I” of treatment, which is early treatment around the age of six and ten, the cost usually ranges around $2000-4000. This treatment is suggested when there is a moderate to severe orthodontic problem that should not wait until later to be treated.
If that same patient then needs a “Phase II” of treatment, the cost can range from $3000-5000.
If the patient is in need of comprehensive orthodontic treatment, the range of cost can be anywhere from $4000-$6000. Of course this is also dependent on the length of treatment and if any appliance will be necessary after the braces or alternative orthodontic treatment have been removed.
Remember, the duration that you or your child needs braces is dependent on a handful of variables. If multiple extractions are necessary or your biological response to braces is slow, than you may need braces for longer. If you miss appointments or often break wires or brackets, you may also need your braces on for longer. It just depends on the mouth and how well a patient adheres to the guidelines of use.
Your Nashville Orthodontist
At Snodgrass-King Dental Associates, our fee is all-inclusive, and consists of all orthodontic appointments, appliances for the estimated time, and retainers. Usually, removable retainers are worn full time for about 4-6 months followed by nighttime wear. Over the years of wear and tear, retainers may need to be replaced as needed. We also supervise our patients for the first year after the braces have been removed.
We are excited for this opportunity to help you achieve the smile you desire. Don’t forget about dental insurance. This can help to lower certain costs. At the end of the day, are you comfortable with the price and most of all the quality of care? Your health and happiness are what matter most.
Are you curious about whether or not you or your child needs braces? We are at your service. Quickly and easily request an appointment online. We’d love to chat about all available options.
It is our belief that a healthy and beautiful smile will be the foundation of a child’s future. It is our goal to provide this in a relaxing and fun filled environment. As adults we know the impact that your smile has on your self-esteem and the way that others view you. It is our mission to insure every patient has “a smile to build a future on”.