What are orthodontic braces?
Orthodontic braces are devices that are used to straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. They consist of brackets that are bonded to the fronts of the teeth, and a wire that runs through the brackets. The wire is held in place by small rubber bands, called ligatures, or by small metal clips called brackets. The wire is adjusted periodically by an orthodontist, who tightens it to apply pressure to the teeth and gradually move them into the desired position.
Orthodontic braces are usually worn for an extended period of time, typically one to three years, depending on the severity of the misalignment. They can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic, and can be worn on the fronts or backs of the teeth. In some cases, invisible aligners, such as Invisalign, may be used as an alternative to braces.
How long and how much a treatment orthodontic braces?
The length of treatment with orthodontic braces varies depending on the specific needs of the patient and the complexity of the case. On average, treatment with braces can take anywhere from one to three years, although some cases may be shorter or longer.
The cost of treatment with orthodontic braces also varies depending on the specific needs of the patient and the type of braces that are used. In general, metal braces are the most affordable option, followed by ceramic braces and clear aligners. The cost of treatment may also be affected by the location of the practice, the complexity of the case, and the patient's insurance coverage.
The average cost of treatment with orthodontic braces ranges from $6,000 to $9,000, although it can be higher or lower depending on the factors mentioned above. It is important to consult with an orthodontist to get a more accurate estimate of the cost of treatment. We offer financing several options to help patients afford the cost of treatment.