Category Archives: Braces

Types of Braces

Braces come in a variety of styles, shapes and colors. Choosing the right type for you or your child is a matter of weighing up your budget, the severity of your teeth problems, the orthodontists’ recommendations and you or your

Standard Metal Braces

These are your traditional original types of braces. Although not very appealing, metal braces are the most functional as they provide optimum teeth straightening in the least amount of time. The average case takes approximately 1 year and four months

Lingual Braces

Lingual brackets are metal braces which are placed behind the teeth (facing the tongue) rather than at the front. They require special training and experience to attach and tighten. Concealed braces are very appealing for those with a larger budget

How Much do Braces Cost

The average cost of braces can range between $4,500 and $10,000 depending on the type of braces and your needs. If you need braces, your dentist will refer you to an orthodontist. This is a dental specialist who has undergone

Colored Braces

Since braces are extremely common among teenagers, many have come to accept the fact of having them and have even resorted to pimping up their braces. This includes having colored elastics or brackets with letters or funky pictures of their

Ceramic Braces

These are essentially metal braces with ceramic brackets which are suited to your teeth color. They are less noticeable as the color is matched to your teeth. Typically, you will notice the horizontal connecting wire rather than the metal plates

Breakdown of Braces Cost

Getting braces involves a number of phases. The whole treatment can span from 16 months up to even five years. The costs will either be broken down for each stage of the process or your orthodontist may simply provide you

Ongoing Treatments & Adjustments

Once you decide to proceed with treatment to have your teeth straightened, you will have the whole treatment process to pay for. This involves the initial gluing of the braces to your teeth, regular adjustments and periodic progress x-rays. The

Orthodontic Assessment

After the molds, photos and x-rays have been taken, your orthodontist is able to provide a thorough treatment plan with more accurate pricing. Some doctors will provide rough figures or an estimate in the same appointment. If the case requires

Cost of X-Rays and Molds for Braces

This stage is usually done as part of the initial consultation. Some orthodontists may require you to schedule another appointment. In order to fully assess your case and provide a comprehensive treatment plan, the orthodontist will need to see the