Adult Braces Cost
By Kellyn Hodges on December 30, 2019
Many people get braces in their teenage years to address malocclusion. Sometimes this orthodontic treatment doesn’t come until later, however. Thanks to adult braces, people in different stages of their life can achieve a properly aligned smile.
Dr. Kellyn Hodges has helped numerous patients in the Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, and Bensalem, PA by placing effective adult braces. Many of these patients have initial questions about the cost of adult braces and orthodontic care and if financing options are available. Let’s cover these topics, but start out with the reasons why adults want to get braces.
Reasons for Getting Adult Braces
There are many compelling reasons for getting adult braces. These include:
- Improving the alignment and appearance of your smile
- Treating malocclusion
- Treating teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Reducing pain and discomfort when biting and chewing
In essence, the reasons for undergoing adult orthodontics are similar to the reasons an adolescent or teenager would undergo orthodontic treatment.
Average Cost of Adult Braces
On average, the cost of adult braces in this area can range from as little as $3,000 to as much as $6,000. The severity of malocclusion, the location of the practice, and the qualifications of the orthodontist can all affect the price of orthodontic care. If there are additional treatments required in addition to the use of braces, the cost will be higher. The same often goes for the use of ceramic or tooth-colored materials rather than metal.
During your consultation at our practice, we can discuss the potential cost of treatment, with a breakdown of various phases of care.
How Does This Compare to Invisalign?
Invisalign® is a popular alternative to traditional braces that uses clear plastic aligner trays to improve the position of the teeth rather than brackets and wires. In terms of the cost of treatment, Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces.
Will Insurance Cover Adult Orthodontics?
Some insurance plans will cover adult orthodontic care. However, if the orthodontic procedure is being done for purely cosmetic reasons, the treatment will not be covered by insurance.
Keep in mind that insurance policies can vary from plan to plan and from provider to provider. Be sure to check with your insurance provider regarding orthodontic coverage and whether or not your treatment is eligible.
Financing Options for Adult Braces
In order to make orthodontic care available to as many people as possible, our practice offers financing plans to help cover the cost of treatment. These financing options break the total cost of orthodontic care into a series of affordable monthly payments. This will help you get the straight and healthy smile that you have always wanted without putting too much financial strain on your household.
Helping You Have a Healthy Smile
Our goal has always been to help patients of all ages have a healthy smile. We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions about orthodontic care, the cost of orthodontic treatment, and various payment options that can make the procedure more affordable.
Learn More About Adult Braces
If you live in the Philadelphia area and would like to learn more about treating malocclusion, be sure to contact a board-certified orthodontist. You can reach our office in Bala Cynwyd at (610) 617-0700, in Bensalem at (215) 245-5100, and in Montgomeryville at (215) 412-9810. We look forward to your visit.