Ladera Ranch, CA – If you or your child are in need of orthodontic treatment chances are good you may be wondering if you can really afford the treatment. While the cost of orthodontic treatment can vary, it can be affordable for all patients.
“When I was younger, my parents couldn’t afford orthodontic treatment,” says Dr. Robert Gire. “I spent many years hiding my smile because I was embarrassed. I don’t want anyone else to have to do that so I work hard every day to provide opportunities for kids, adolescents, teens, and adults so they don’t have to go through what I went through. That means finding ways to make sure treatment can fit into any budget. If a patient walks away from our office citing the cost as the only barrier to treatment, we didn’t do our job.”
The good news for orthodontic patients is that considering the costs of treatment over time, the costs have not risen exponentially. In the 1960s, a set of braces ran about $2,000. Adjusted for inflation, that would cost about $16,000 today. But luckily for you, that isn’t the case.
The average cost of traditional metal braces without dental insurance is $4,937. The average cost with insurance is $3,407. But in addition to dental insurance, there are other ways that can ensure treatment is affordable.
At Ladera Orthodontics, Dr. Gire and his partner Dr. Reza Salmassian want to ensure that no one ever has to decide between keeping a budget and getting a healthier smile. Their team works incredibly hard to find payment options that work for each individual patient.
“We use a ‘payment slider’ that allows the individual or family to select a comfortable down payment and they also select their monthly payment,” says Dr. Gire. “Not only is their care customized, their payment options are as well!”
Ladera Orthodontics accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. A financial coordinator can help ensure you get the most from your insurance benefits. We know that understanding insurance paperwork and claims can be confusing so we’ll work with you to make sure you get the benefits you deserve.
Ladera Orthodontics will help you find a payment plan that can comfortably fit into your budget. For patients who may need extra external financing, Ladera Orthodontics also works with CareCredit. CareCredit helps you pay out of pocket orthodontic expenses – it is a healthcare credit card that can be used for you, your children (and even your pets!) to cover any expenses that aren’t covered by your insurance. You can use it just like you would a normal credit card. CareCredit offers short term and long term financing options so you can find a plan that will best fit your needs.
Concerns about finances don’t have to come between you and a healthy smile. Contact Ladera Orthodontics today to learn more, 949-272-8782.