Based on an article on Colgate.com, there are 4 factors that usually determine the cost of braces. These are:
How severe is the problem? What kind of dental procedure does the patient need? How extensive does the correction have to be? Those are questions that your dentist needs to answer. Braces cost depending on the severity or seriousness of the teeth alignment that needs to be corrected. Don’t put it off for weeks or months. The sooner you have the problem corrected, the less severe the problem will be.
How old is the patient? It’s recommended that children as early as seven years of age get treatment. Since your children’s teeth are still developing, it’ll be easier for an orthodontist to get the teeth into proper alignment. The longer you wait, though, the more the teeth will settle into that misaligned position. That’s going to add to the difficulty later, not to mention the fact that it’s also going to be more painful.
What kind of braces do you use? Braces cost differently, depending on the style, material and technology used. With different braces, patients have varying price points they can consider.
- For starters, traditional metal braces often cost an average between $3,000 to $7,500. Usually, treatments last from a year to 3 years, depending on how quick the problem can be corrected.
- Clear braces, on the other hand, cost an average of $3,800 to $8,000. These braces are designed with a sliding system that allows the teeth more freedom and movement with the bracket. This makes the experience less stressful for patients.
- Invisalign braces cost an average of $5,000, possibly reaching $8,000 for some caes. Invisalign are removable aligners ideal for treating simple orthodontic problems.
- Lastly, there are lingual braces which are concealed behind the rows of your teeth. These are usually custom-made and because of that, more challenging to put in place. That level of customization is why it runs for about an average of $5,000 to $13,000.
How compliant is the patient? A lot of adults find it hard to comply with the orders of their orthodontists. It’s doubly the same for children. They’d be less likely to follow orders from their orthodontists that say “no candies or sweets allowed.” In such cases, allowances are often made to ensure these don’t get in the way of the alignment treatment.
These are four factors that usually determine how much braces are. Looking around for dental services in Quebec? Call up Dr. Normand Bach for an appointment. He’ll help you pick out braces ideal for your teeth alignment problems.