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Adult Braces

Cost of Adult Braces and the Orthodontics Types

August 25th, 2016

As a teenager, you may have felt privileged not to have to wear orthodontics braces like your schoolmates. However, as an adult, you have begun to see things differently, and you realize how important it is to have nice, straight teeth and a beautiful smile. It is not uncommon nowadays for adults to get braces, but before you make a decision, let’s look at the cost of adult braces.

Braces for adults can run between $2,000 and $9,000. The price is mainly determined by the type of braces, the color and type of brackets that you choose and the type of corrections that you need. $5,000 is the average cost you should expect to pay.

Many adults hesitate to get braces because of their job, or because they are embarrassed for people to see them with braces. Do not let that keep you from getting a lovely smile. There are several things that will make your braces less noticeable.

Enamel colored brackets made from ceramics is perhaps one of the least expensive and easiest things you can do. They are the same color as your teeth, and most people do not notice them. They will cost you an extra $500 though.

Invisalign is a specific kind of invisible adult braces. These are totally clear. The dentist will make a clear tray and shape it to your teeth. Every two weeks while your teeth are being moved, you will need to get a new tray. People like the Invisalign braces because they can take them out to eat, they are easier to clean, they are much less noticeable and they do not cause mouth abrasions because there is no metal involved. Invisalign will not work for you if you have a severe bite problem. These normally cost between $3,000 and $9,000.

Some people choose concealed braces, but you should know ahead of time that these braces will cost you $2,000 to $5,000 more than regular metal braces. These are placed behind your teeth where your tongue is. This type is harder to install.

The most common type of braces is ones with metal wires and brackets. They are the least expensive, costing around $3,500. The teeth are straightened by the dentist adjusting the wires that are connected to the brackets.

Viazi brackets are a different type of metal bracket. They are triangular in shape instead of rectangular. The advantages of using this style of brackets are that they straighten the teeth much faster, and they cause less pain during treatment. Because the treatment with Viazi brackets only takes a year to a year and a half, they are the cheapest braces you can get. They cost approximately $2,000.

If you would like to get your teeth straightened, but are finding the price too expensive, you can reduce the cost of having braces by simply listening to your dentist and by taking care of them. When the dentist tells you not to chew gum or eat anything hard, just obey. It will end up costing you more whenever you break a bracket or wire.