Key Factors That Contribute to the Final Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

By Devin Walsh December 31, 2020 0 comments

The American Association of Orthodontists estimates some four million Americans are undergoing orthodontic treatment today. Orthodontic care can help you or your child correct a bad bite, improve oral health, and boost your self-image. Technological advancements continue to reduce the appearance of dental braces, improve efficiency and aesthetics.

One of the most common questions we are asked is how much does orthodontic treatment cost, and how does Invisalign compare to traditional metal braces when it comes to cost.

Average Cost of Braces

A 2018 survey by the American Dental Association shows that the average cost of orthodontic treatment is $5,000 to $6,000. However, there is no standard price tag for orthodontic services, as braces treatments are highly personalized. Your expenses depend on several cost factors that may include the following:

1. Type of Orthodontic Treatment

The different types of orthodontic appliances used to realign the teeth to their correct positions may have an effect on the final cost. However, Invisalign doesn't have to cost more than braces. At Evenly, we make it a priority to offer affordable and convenient Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontic experts do not want the cost of braces to get in the way of you having the straight teeth you deserve. We are proud to offer Invisalign treatments starting at just $81/month. We are happy to work with you on a treatment plan that makes sense for your needs, whether comprehensive or just straightening a few front teeth.

2. Insurance Coverage & Health Savings Accounts

Have dental insurance? It may cover part of your orthodontic treatment. If you have a health savings account or a flex spending account, you can use the funds toward orthodontic treatment to get the straight teeth you want. Just make sure to use flex spending account dollars before they expire at the end of the year.

3. Length of Treatment

Costs for orthodontics may vary depending on the treatment timeframe. The American Dental Association points out the average timeframe for wearing braces is 18 to 24 months. However, Invisalign treatment time may be as short as six months. The severity of the malocclusion may determine the period that you may have to wear the aligners. At Evenly, we offer remote monitoring for those that do not want to come to the office for regular check-ups, and many of our patients complete treatment in as little as 4 months.

4. Skill and Expertise

Traditionally, you may find that orthodontists charge more than general dentists for braces since their skillset is more specialized in orthodontic treatment. However at Evenly, you can get the benefit of the #1 Invisalign orthodontist in DC at an affordable price, with the cost of Invisalign starting at $81/month!

Straightening your teeth through orthodontics is a life-changing investment. Your orthodontist can work with you to find the right, affordable treatment option for you. If you wish to learn more about the options available here at Evenly and payment plans, reach out to us. Our team is ready to schedule you for a free teeth straightening consultation.

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