Dental Braces: Types & How Much Do They Cost

You might think you’re the only one with ugly and/or misaligned, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. If you believe this, I’d like to tell you this: almost everybody has issues with their teeth. One has a big gap between their front teeth, the other has an overbite and another person has crooked teeth. Most people aren’t happy with their teeth, so please know you shouldn’t feel like you have to do something about them. That said, I can imagine that the feeling of having ‘ugly teeth’ hasn’t gone away and that you want to do something about those crooked teeth. That’s what dental braces were invented for!

Common Causes
I can imagine it’s a big decision and once you have chosen to do it, they are so many factors you should read into. Think of: what kind of dental braces do I need, how long do You have to wear them, and most important, what does it cost & is there a chance I’m insured for this. Common problems for both adults and children that may lead to wearing braces are:

  • Cross bite
  • Overbite
  • Crowding
  • Spacing issues
  • Protrusion
  • Dental midline misalignment

Cost of Dental Braces
It’s important to know that, how longer you wait with wearing braces, the harder and more expensive it becomes. Most dentists recommend wearing braces as soon as the diagnosis is made and to complete the entire treatment. Pausing in between may cause the entire treatment plan to have to be redone. Which automatically means it only gets more expensive. Do know that the price of dental prices depends on the following things:

  • Age
  • Insurance & coverage
  • Period of treatment
  • Type of dental brace
  • Diagnosis

No matter how old you are, dental braces work for everyone no matter the age or gender – except for people who waited too long, and it’s better to operate on or people wearing dentures or dental implants of course. On average, you will have to walk around with braces for 2 to 3 years, but this can also vary. Teenagers will not need to wear braces as long as adults, and people with a less severe diagnosis may only need to wear them for a year. As you read in the list above, there are different types of braces. What types there are, and what the and what the different types cost, you can read all on the next page.