The average cost for ceramic braces ranges from $2,000–$8,500, which is close to the range for metal braces ($3,000–$7,350). At Kool Smiles, we make ceramic braces more affordable for you and your child with our variety of payment options.
Keep reading to learn about ceramic braces, in addition to other types of braces, and the average cost of these braces.
There are traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and lingual braces. All braces work in a similar fashion—they apply pressure to the teeth and move them to a new position. As the teeth move, the bone beneath them changes shape to hold the tooth in it’s new position.
Below are the different types of braces and their associated costs:
These braces are made of stainless steel. Metal squares called brackets are attached to each tooth with orthodontic bands. Then an arch wire runs through the brackets and helps slowly re-position the teeth.
Average Cost: $3,000–$7,350 (without insurance)
Ceramic braces work the same way as metal braces, but instead of stainless steel, they are either clear or white. These braces are harder to order and usually require more visits to the orthodontist. The ceramic is weaker than the metal, which means the braces can break more easily.
Average Cost: $2,000–$8,500 (without insurance)
These are metal braces that are placed on the back of the teeth so they are less visible. They are the most expensive of the three and are very hard to install, particularly on smaller teeth.
Average Cost: $5,000–$13,000 (without insurance)
Know that these prices will vary on each individual situation and Kool Smiles offers payment options to make braces more affordable for you and your child.
Braces are put on your child’s teeth by a dental specialist called an orthodontist. If you need help, or have questions about braces, Kool Smiles will give your child a no-cost consultation and determine if he or she needs braces.
Kool Smiles has over 120 dentist offices across the U.S. Chances are good that there is a Kool Smiles location near you. When your child sees one of our dentists, you’ll be able to ask questions about which type of braces are best and get a better idea of the cost.
Every dental plan is different so we recommend you speak to your insurance provider about braces. Remember, there may be limits with your current coverage so talk to a Kool Smiles team member about what is and isn’t covered under your plan.
If you have Medicaid, your child’s braces may be covered if there is a medical reason for them. However, Medicaid works differently in different states. You can contact Kool Smiles to find an office that provides orthodontic services and determine if Medicaid will cover braces in your state.
We offer a variety of payment options, including:
Call Kool Smiles today for more information about the different types of braces, including ceramic braces, the potential cost, and where you can take your child for treatment.
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