The cost of orthodontic treatment often prevents people from seeking the care they need. But it doesn’t have to be that way because orthodontists offer affordable options suitable for just about any budget. Understanding how much orthodontic treatment costs and why gives potential patients information they need to make the best decision for their care. Glaser Orthodontics in Westchester County believes every patient deserves affordable orthodontic treatment
What Is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment fixes teeth and jaw misalignments that are negatively impacting your bite. Common problems orthodontists treat include overbite, crossbite, underbite, overcrowding, and crookedness, to name a few. Treatments for your specific problem often include braces or Invisalign®, but the type of treatment and length all depends on the severity of the problem, which Dr. Glaser will determine during a complimentary consultation.
What Kind Of Orthodontic Treatments Do You Offer?
Glaser Orthodontics offers several kinds of treatments and services, each varying in cost depending on the severity of your problem. A complimentary consultation will determine what kind of treatment options are right for you since not everyone is a good candidate for some treatments. These treatment options include:
In-Ovation R Braces
In-Ovation R Braces are a revolutionary advancement in orthodontic technology that offers quicker installation time so you don’t have to remain in the dental chair for too long and shorter treatment times. These self-ligating braces feature a special door on every bracket that secures the archwire in place, making it easier for orthodontists to tighten the wire during follow-up visits. Tightening the wire places pressure on the teeth to gradually shift them into correct alignment.
In-Ovation C Braces
Another In-Ovation option is the C type. It includes all of the benefits and self-ligation technology of In-Ovation R, but features transluscent Rhodium clips to make the hardware less visible. Now your treatment can be shorter and less noticeable.
One of the most popular orthodontic treatments in the world today is Invisalign®, a series of clear removable aligner trays that gradually shift your teeth like braces, only more convenient. A digital or traditional impression of your teeth tkaen during consultation results in a custom set of aligners just for you. You wear each set of aligners for 22 hours a day and switch to a new set every two weeks to begin a new phase of shifting. Invisalign® is easier to clean because you can remove them, which also means there are no dietary restrictions. Treatment typically lasts around 12-18 months.
Invisalign Teen® is made specially for teenagers. There are only minor differences between Invisalign Teen® and regular Invisalign®. Both function the same way to fix misalignments, but Invisalign Teen® features a small blue dot on each aligner that fades away the more you wear them. This provides a reminder to wear them more consistently and allows parents to check progress. There are also more aligners for treatment at no extra cost.
What Is The Average Cost Of Orthodontic Treatment?
While a consultation is usually free, there is no set price for orthodontic treatment. Variables such as your location and the severity of your problem will factor into the final cost of your treatment. The average national cost of orthodontic treatment ranges from $3,000 to $10,000 in general, but could be higher or lower. The skill and experience of your orthodontist may also be a factor. But don’t let this scare you away from seeking orthodontic care. There are many options available to patients.
How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost In Westchester County?
The average cost of orthodontic treatment in Westchester County is lower than than national average at between $3,000 to $7,000. Again, this will differ depending on the severity of the issue that needs correcting and length of treatment. If you live in Westchester County or a surrounding community, schedule an appointment with Glaser Orthodontics to see what orthodontic treatment will cost you. We are very transparent about prices.
Why Is Orthodontic Treatment So Expensive?
Orthodontic treatment is costly because of the kind and quality of materials used. Braces on the higher end feature intricately detailed brackets made of titanium alloys. They can also be complex to install and require more follow-up visits. Invisalign® aligners are made of multiple layers of medical grade plastic and there are several sets of them as part of the treatment. An orthodontist with more experience and skill who uses state-of-the-art technology and up-to-date techniques can also add more to the cost.
Is The Cost Of Orthodontic Treatment Higher For Children?
The cost of orthodontics for children for generally the same or lower than it is for adults. Parents can actually save their children some money later on by seeking orthodontic care for them early so they won’t have to seek orthodontic treatment as adults. Children’s teeth are also easier to fix because their permanent teeth have not quite set in place.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Orthodontic Treatment?
Another factor that can determine the cost of orthodontic treatment is whether or not you have dental insurance. Most dental insurance plans will cover at least a part of the cost, which could save you thousands of dollars. Glaser Orthodontics accepts most insurance plans and we will gladly help you file an insurance claim so you can get the treatment you need.
Does Glaser Orthodontics Offer Payment Plans?
As a matter of fact, we absolutely do offer low monthly payment plans. Glaser Orthodontics uses Ortho Fi, which allows our patients to select their own monlthy and down payment amounts with zero percent interest financing. You can easily manage your account and make your payments online. This means less hassle, more flexibility, and more time saved. For more information, please visit our financial information page.
Glaser Orthodontics proudly serves Westchester County and surrounding communities in New York. Dr. Glaser has years of experience treating patients of all ages and he is ready to provide orthodontic treatment to you. Don’t wait to seek the care you need. To schedule an appointment or a complimentary consultation, call our office at 914-353-4823 or fill out our convenient online contact form today!