Orthodontics LA

What Factors Impact the Cost of Your Braces Treatment?

Posted on July 27, 2023

cost of braces

If your orthodontist has recommended braces, you’re probably concerned with cost. Although most types of dental insurance will help you pay for braces treatment, there may still be some out-of-pocket expenses. Let’s look at a few factors that can affect the cost of braces.


Type of Treatment

When it comes to orthodontic care, there are several different types of treatment that might be recommended. There are several different types of braces. You may need braces for tooth straightening or to treat a misalignment of your bite. Regardless, the cost can fluctuate with the treatment you’re given.


Intensity of Treatment

Another factor that can influence the cost of braces will be the intensity of the treatment that you need. If your teeth are severely crooked, your braces treatment will be more intense. This could mean that you need more orthodontic devices and equipment, or that you need more frequent visits to the office. For example, a severely misaligned bite can also be considered an intense type of treatment.


Length of Treatment

The length of treatment is also a very big factor in determining how much your braces will cost. The length of treatment is closely related to the intensity of treatment. If you’re in need of very intense orthodontic treatments, it usually means that your treatment will also last longer. Depending on how much straightening is needed, you could wear braces for a few years.


Following Directions

Sometimes the length of treatment can be complicated if a patient isn’t following instructions that the orthodontist has given them. It’s very important that you follow all instructions from your doctor. These instructions are directly related to your treatment plan and will drastically affect how long you’ll need to wear your braces, or how long you will need to use other types of devices.

Before having braces put on, you’ll need to talk with your orthodontist in depth about the cost of braces, and the intensity and length of treatment. You will also need to know what your responsibilities are concerning your treatment. If you’re in need of orthodontic care or would like to learn more about braces, please contact us today. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an appointment.