August 30, 2016
What Do Braces Really Cost?
Cost is one of the top considerations when deciding to get braces. We all want a healthy, confident smile. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that it costs less to solve a simple orthodontic problem over a more complex one. For some patients, this means that the dream of a straight, attractive smile feels like a financial impossibility. Here’s some good news: it doesn’t have to be! Yes, braces can feel like a big financial investment. But the right Halifax orthodontist will also help ensure that this investment lasts a lifetime– and is one you can afford no matter your financial circumstances.
The Docbraces Difference: How Payment Plans Make Braces Affordable
At Docbraces, treatment plans start for as little as $49 per week, depending on the complexity of your case. Most patients only need a small down payment to begin treatment. Our flexible payment plans range from 12 to 48 months. If you need to get braces for multiple children at once, we know this can be a real strain on your finances. That’s why we also offer family discounts for multiple patients.If your insurance will help offset the cost of treatment, Docbraces will work directly with your provider to simplify the insurance reimbursement process. We know that sorting through paperwork with providers can be a hassle and our experienced team is here to help. We offer direct billing to insurance providers and take the total cost covered by your provider off the top. You don’t have to go through the hassle of submitting your claims forms. We do it for you!We recognize that cost is an important part of a patient’s decision, and the Docbraces team is committed to working with you to find a financing option that will work with your budget. There are a number of ways we aim to make payment convenient for you and help you save money long-term. We offer a free online payment calculator to help you estimate the average total treatment cost for adults and children, approximate costs for limited treatment, and options for weekly payment amounts.
Why Investing in Braces is Essential for Your Confidence and Health
A healthy, confident smile can be a huge boost to your self-esteem. When you love your smile, you’ll be more confident with friends, family, co-workers and new acquaintances. There’s no need to worry about hiding your teeth when you smile, laugh or eat. But you’ll gain more than just confidence from a healthy smile.While crooked teeth may seem like an embarrassing cosmetic issue today, teeth and jaw misalignments can become more serious problems down the line. You know the old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? That's definitely true with braces! Misaligned teeth, overbites and underbites can increase the risk for oral health problems like periodontal disease. Keeping crooked teeth properly cleaned can be more of a challenge, consequently increasing the risk for cavities, tooth decay and gingivitis. Additionally, a jaw misalignment can mean that when you bite or chew on food, you are straining the teeth and jaws, increasing the risk that you will chip or break a tooth. These issues could lead to costly and unpleasant root canals, dental bridges or even dental implants. Yikes!
What Do Braces Really Cost?
The real cost of braces from our Halifax orthodontist is measured in more than just dollars. Think about the impact your teeth have had on your personal or professional life. Are you reluctant to meet new people or speak up in meetings because you feel embarrassed about your teeth? There’s also the increased risk for bigger health problems, like chipped teeth or periodontal disease. When adding it all up, you can’t afford not to get braces!