Understanding the costs of braces and Invisalign
So you are ready to invest in your smile and ready to have your teeth straightened. But how much do braces actually cost?
You may quickly find out that there are many different options and quotes. So how do you choose? Do you go with the cheapest? Or do you go with the most expensive thinking it has to be the best?
There are several factors that contribute to the cost of braces, these include:
- severity of the condition being addressed as to the length of treatment required;
- type of braces used; and
- the level of experience of your treatment provider.
Firstly, the more involved the treatment, the higher the cost of braces may be. A simple treatment that may take six months would be less than that of someone who requires two to three years of orthodontic treatment including the removal of teeth and oral surgery to correct their bite or position of their jaws.
Secondly, the type of braces used will impact upon the cost of your treatment.
Conventional braces are still the most commonly used orthodontic appliance and many still consider these the “gold standard”. It’s one of those rarities in life: effective, efficient and the least expensive.
However, if the appearance of metal is not to your liking, there are also ceramic or clear braces. These often achieve the same result but are more aesthetically pleasing. This will often cost you more due to the increase in value of the materials used.
Clear braces are made out of a ceramic material and there are many brands on the market. Together with the use of white