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Braces Cost

Many people want to get braces for themselves or their child, but some may worry the cost of braces is prohibitive.

Your insurance plan and the severity of your dental misalignment will have the most significant influences on the cost of your treatment.

Find out how affordable braces can be with insurance and payment plans at Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics in the greater Philadelphia, PA, area.

We serve patients throughout the greater Philadelphia, PA, area from our offices in Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Montgomeryville.

How to Calculate the Cost of Braces

Before placing your braces at one of our Philadelphia area offices, your orthodontist will thoroughly review your dental health and alignment to design an effective, personalized treatment plan. Through this process, we can also provide an accurate estimate for the cost of your braces, considering:

Additional treatments are priced separately and available at our Philadelphia area offices.
Additional treatments are priced separately and available at our Philadelphia area offices.

Treatment Length

In most cases, braces will stay on your teeth for 12 to 24 months. However, seriously misaligned teeth may require braces for a longer period. During this time, you will need to make routine visits to our office so that we can tighten the wire and observe your progress. Therefore, a longer treatment will result in higher costs.

Complexity of Treatment

If you have complex orthodontic issues, we may need to take additional measures to achieve your desired results. Advanced options like extractions or a TAD (temporary anchorage device) will increase total costs.

Additional Treatments

Aside from orthodontic care, you may require restorative treatment, such as a filling, before you can receive your braces. In other cases, you may want teeth whitening after your braces come off. These options are priced separately and available at our Philadelphia area offices.

The Importance of Investing in Traditional Braces

Braces from one of our Philadelphia area offices are an investment that many have found worthwhile due to:

Improved Oral Health

With straighter teeth, brushing and flossing become easier, which means you may face a lower risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you suffer from overall bite misalignment, braces can reduce your risk of developing TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. This makes it easier for you to maintain your oral health.

Cost Savings

In the long run, you could save a significant amount of money on restorative care thanks to the results braces can provide. Braces will also dramatically improve your appearance, with priceless benefits for your confidence and overall quality of life.

"The Best Office for Orthodontic Care." 5-Star Reviews From Smiling Patients


Alyssa Gospodarek


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The best office for orthodontic care. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Hodges since 2008 (had to have braces twice) and never once had a negative experience. The staff is the most friendly group of people I have met in a healthcare facility. My kids will most definitely go to Dr. Hodges if and when they need an orthodontist!

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Ashley Delvalle


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I have been seeing Dr. Hodges for two years and have recently gotten my braces off. Each time I had an appointment and visited the office I noticed the employee's were very professional and respectful, they would address my concerns and try to accommodate me. I am very happy with my smile and will definitely recommend Dr. Hodges to others.

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Invisalign vs. Braces

Many patients would prefer to undergo Invisalign® instead of braces because it is a more discreet form of orthodontic treatment. However, braces can correct more severe tooth and bite misalignment issues than Invisalign. During a consultation, our orthodontist can determine which approach is best for your needs.

In terms of cost, Invisalign and braces are somewhat comparable. According to Oral-B, Invisalign typically costs between $4,000 and $7,400.

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Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics

At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, serving patients in Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and throughout Philadelphia, we are committed to helping children and adults of all backgrounds achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Our compassionate and widely respected doctors are members of prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association 
  • National Dental Association
  • National Board of Orthodontics, U. S. 

To reach our helpful, multilingual staff, call us at (610) 617-0700 or request a consultation online.

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We love Kellyn Hodges! She listens to her patients and provides excellent care! Her staff is very friendly and helpful as well! Tara F.

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