Ladera Ranch, CA – The cost of orthodontic treatment can seem pricey in some cases. But, when you think about all of the benefits orthodontic treatment can offer, treatment then seems more like an investment in your future oral health and self-confidence! But, exactly how much do braces cost in Orange County, CA?
The cost of braces varies, depending on the type of treatment you seek out. Today, there are more options than ever before. Angie’s List estimates that the average cost of metal braces for a patient without dental insurance is $4,937. For a patient with dental insurance, that price drops to $3,407. Ceramic braces cost on average $4,572 without insurance and $2,570 with insurance. Invisalign treatment can cost on average around $5,600. Lingual braces will be the costliest, and can cost between $8,000 and $10,000.
“When patients first hear the cost of treatment it may seem like a lot of money,” says Dr. Gire. “And it is but braces are actually one of the things that has not greatly increased in price over the years. In 1960 the average cost of braces was $2,000. Adjusted for inflation, that would make braces cost $16,000 today!”
But luckily for you that isn’t the case. And for patients with dental insurance the cost can be significantly lower. At Ladera Orthodontics, Dr. Robert Gire and Dr. Reza Salmassian work incredibly hard to provide their patients with the best treatment possible at affordable prices.
“I know firsthand what it is like to go without orthodontic treatment because of cost,” says Dr. Gire. “We couldn’t afford orthodontic treatment when I was a child, and that had a big impact on me. I never want to see a patient have to say no to treatment due to cost.”
Ladera Orthodontics will work with every patient to find a treatment and payment plan that fits comfortably within their budgets.
For those working on a tighter budget, standard metal braces will be the best option. They are the most affordable option – Real Self estimates the price range to be between $2,000 and $5,000 for metal braces treatment in Orange County. And the good news for patients is that today’s metal braces aren’t like those of yesterday. The brackets are sleeker and the braces are more comfortable, effective, and efficient than ever before.
There are of course other factors that contribute to the cost of orthodontic treatment. Your location in the country is one large factor – places with higher costs of living will also see higher orthodontic treatment costs.
The age you are when you seek out treatment can also play a factor in the overall cost. Younger patients have the benefit of jaws that are still growing, making ideal results easier to achieve. Adults may need more involved treatment so costs may be slightly higher.
And the experience and expertise of your orthodontist can also contribute to the overall cost. But, bargain shopping for any kind of healthcare is never in your best interest. You should first seek out a provider who is well-trained and capable rather than looking at the bottom-line price first. You can always find someone less expensive but remember, you only get one set of adult teeth. Why take the risk of damaging your roots and bone?
If you or a family member are in need of orthodontic treatment, Ladera Orthodontics offers affordable treatment for patients in Orange County, CA and beyond. Call Drs. Gire and Salmassian today at 949-272-8782.