Cost of Braces – McMurray, PA
Calculating the Cost of Your New Smile
Do you believe that you or someone in your family could benefit from braces? For many individuals, orthodontic treatment is necessary if they want to achieve the healthiest, most attractive smile possible. Still, you might hesitate to get braces due to concerns about cost. On this page, we discuss how much your treatment might cost and what resources you can use to fit it into your family’s budget.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
It’s impossible to estimate the cost of your treatment before Dr. Cartwright has the opportunity to examine your teeth. The total price of your braces will depend on how far your teeth need to move, whether you need any preparatory treatment, and whether you require any additional appliances for your braces to succeed.
There are also different types of braces. Traditional metal braces tend to be among the most affordable orthodontic treatments. Clear ceramic braces are popular for their aesthetics, but they typically cost more.
Our team will provide you with a candid estimate for the cost of your braces and help you to explore all of your payment options.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Braces?
Dental insurance providers tend to have widely varying policies when it comes to providing coverage for braces. Some plans cover up to half of the cost of orthodontic treatment (minus your deductible), while others do not provide any coverage. A number of plans cover orthodontics for children but not for adults. Our team can help you figure out whether your policy will pay for a portion of your treatment. We will also be happy to file your claims for you.
If this remaining amount is too much, there are additional ways to pay that won’t leave you emptying your wallet.
Can I Get Financing?
Our team can help you arrange for a payment plan to break up the cost of your braces into installments that work well with your family’s budget. Some of your options include:
- Arranging an interest-free payment plan through our office
- Applying for credit through a third-party lender (which typically offer longer terms and smaller payments)
You might also choose to take advantage of the discount that we offer for paying the entire cost of your treatment upfront. Additionally, we offer a discount if more than one person in your family gets braces from us.
Can I Use My Flexible Spending Account to Pay for My Braces?
A flexible spending account (FSA) is an account through your employer that lets you set aside tax-free money to pay for medical and dental expenses — and yes, you can usually use it for braces! Just talk to the human resources or benefits expert at your workplace to learn more about your FSA and how you can put it toward orthodontic treatment.
A healthcare savings account (HSA) is similar to an FSA in several ways. You can also choose to use these funds to help you manage the cost of your braces.
You should never let concerns about cost hold you back from achieving the smile you have always wanted — and the healthy smile you deserve. Get in touch with our team today to request an appointment and learn more about your payment options.