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How much do braces cost?

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Your dentist told you that you need to visit an orthodontist, and you’ll probably need braces. We understand it can be difficult news. Everyone deserves to a beautiful smile that they are happy about, but in some cases, the cost of orthodontic care can be prohibitive.

This is the last thing dentists and orthodontists want — our goal at Szymanowski Orthodontics is to ensure each patient who visits us is able to achieve their best and brightest smile.How Much Do Braces Cost?

The cost of braces is the primary concern of many orthodontic patients.

At Szymanowski Orthodontics, the price of your braces depends on a variety of factors: your treatment plan, orthodontic insurance coverages, type of orthodontic treatment, and your budget are all considered when discussing braces with your orthodontist.

In Sacramento, the average cost of braces for adults in 2014 was $9,851.94, and the most expensive adult braces can cost as much as $12,000. The cost of braces for kids and teens is not far off from there.

Of course, there are some patients who have dental insurance that covers the cost of braces. The total amount of coverage provided depends on the type of insurance you have.  Some dental insurance plans cover a small portion of orthodontic costs, while others can cover almost the complete cost of braces for patients.

Finding dental insurance that covers braces for adults can be challenging, however. It is far more common for insurance plans to cover the cost of braces for teens and kids. Insurance companies who do offer plans that cover adult orthodontic treatment will often specify that the treatment must be considered necessary by the dentist. Patients who choose orthodontics for cosmetic purposes will have a more difficult time using insurance to cover costs.
At Szymanowski Orthodontics, we want each of our patients to have the best opportunity to achieve their brightest smile.  We work with a variety of insurance companies to help patients cover the cost of braces and other orthodontic treatments.  Dental insurance can be complex, and understanding how orthodontics figure into the equation can be strenuous.
Dr. Damon and the team of orthodontic experts at Szymanowski Orthodontics have a lot of experience working with various insurance companies to help patients find coverage for the cost of braces for themselves or their children. We understand the impact your smile can have on how you feel.  A confident smile increases self-esteem and improves your mood.
We believe in the power ofa beautiful smile, for our patients and for people everywhere. When you love your smile and are excited to share it with others, it brings joy to those around you.

If you or your family has been considering orthodontic treatment but feel the cost of braces may stop you from getting care, we want to help. Szymanowski Orthodontics strives to provide excellent orthodontic care in Sacramento — part of that care is our ability to help patients overcome the potential financial obstacles presented by the cost of braces and other orthodontic treatment.