Metal braces were once the only orthodontic solution for children and teenagers. Recently however, more adults are getting metal braces as an efficient and cost-effective teeth-straightening solution. Traditionally, metal braces were used as an early orthodontic treatment for children with teeth alignment problems to prevent major problems in the future.
Why would adults need braces?
If you did not wear braces when you were younger, any teeth misalignment issues that you may have are still unresolved and have the potential to become worse over time. To solve crooked teeth, overbite, or underbite, adults may consider installing braces.
In essence, there is no difference between metal braces in childhood and metal braces in adults. The only variable elements between these two are the duration by which metal braces need to be worn to fix alignment problems. The duration will largely depend on the severity and extent of the problem, and any underlying issues that need to be solved at the same time.
What is the average cost of braces for adults?
The average cost of braces for adults ranges between $300 and $10,000. The type of braces that you get will influence the final price you can pay in whole or in installments. Some only require patients to make a down payment for equipment, tools, and installation services. You can then agree to a financing plan with a dental clinic if you are unable to make a lump sum payment.
How much do braces cost per month without insurance?
Adult braces are mostly considered to be an aesthetic treatment and may not be included in your health insurance policy. In this case, you will need to pay at least $6,000 for the whole teeth alignment treatment and succeeding adjustments.
Of course, those whose insurance covers adult braces will pay lower monthly dues for their metal braces.
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