- Cosmetic reasons (e.g. a straighter smile)
- Crowded teeth
- An under or overbite
- Jaw joint disorder or jaw position
Are you wondering how much braces cost each month without insurance? While it can be difficult to determine the actual monthly cost without consulting your child’s orthodontist, the total cost for braces treatment can range between $3,000 and $7,000 without insurance. Monthly payment amounts will depend on the specific braces, as well as the length of time that your child wears braces.
At Kool Smiles, we can answer any questions about the cost of braces, with or without insurance. Call us today at 254-781-0553 to schedule a no-cost braces consultation!
The monthly cost for dental braces can vary. This cost is different for each child, as it can depend on a number of factors. In general, there are key factors to consider when estimating the cost for braces:
Typically, the average cost a month for traditional metal braces is lower than other types of braces, including ceramic, lingual or “invisible braces,” all of which can be less noticeable but typically have the highest cost per month.
Additionally, depending on the condition of your child’s teeth or jaw, you may have to pay more a month for the braces—especially if they have to wear braces for longer.
Are you uninsured? Don’t worry. We won’t turn you away. Your child’s dental health is our top priority, and we dedicate ourselves to families who need extra financial help for dental care.
It’s also important to note that even if your family has dental insurance, your coverage may not extend to your child’s braces treatment. If your child does not need braces for medical reasons, then they likely will not be covered.
If you would prefer to pay for braces through a more flexible payment plan, then consider CareCredit. This credit card is designed for healthcare, and applying is quick and easy.
Braces can be a medical necessity in many cases. If an issue with teeth alignment or the jaw is ignored, more serious problems can develop, such as:
While you may have to pay for the cost of braces each month (with or without insurance), you can end up incurring even larger expenses if you fail to choose braces. Speak with a Kool Smiles orthodontist or get a referral from a Kool Smiles general dentist today to determine if braces are necessary for your teen.
Traditional metal braces are the cheapest form of braces available. As previously mentioned, this can cost between $3,000 and $7,000 without insurance.
In addition to traditional metal braces, there are three other options:
Kool Insurance makes it possible to receive low-cost braces, whether you have insurance or not. If you are insured, you and your teen should speak to your orthodontist to see which braces are covered by Medicaid and other forms of insurance. Traditional metal braces are the most cost-efficient choice for individuals without insurance. Your local Kool Smiles provider will work with you to choose the best option so that you can comfortably pay the monthly cost of braces without insurance.
In order to fit your teen’s braces properly, several additional steps to getting braces may include:
Consult your orthodontist to see if any additional procedures are included in the monthly cost of braces. Your orthodontist will create a personalized treatment plan that considers your family’s needs.
On-site orthodontists are available at over 75 Kool Smiles locations around the country. Our orthodontists create a caring and fun environment for your child or teenager, so they won’t hesitate to come back.
Kool Smiles dentists and orthodontists provide quality care regardless of your income or insurance. Board certified orthodontists complete rigorous and competitive schooling to specialize in teeth and facial irregularities, and you or your child will only receive treatment from credentialed dentists and orthodontists.
Ninety-seven percent of Kool Smiles patients report that they will return and refer friends and family. You can trust our dentists and orthodontists to deliver lasting results to keep you and your family smiling.
In several states and Washington, D.C., Kool Smiles has in-house orthodontic specialists available to give your child a no-cost braces consultation to estimate what your child’s braces treatment could cost.
Kool Smiles offices are always accepting new patients, and we are happy to discuss the cost of braces per month with you, whether you have insurance or not. Call 254-781-0553 today to get started with your no-cost braces consultation!
It is common for children and teens to get braces between ages 10 and 14. Individual children lose their baby teeth and get their permanent teeth at different ages, so the ideal age depends on this factor, as well as the severity of dental problems.
The length of time you or your teen must wear braces varies based on the severity of misalignment. Usually, fixed braces must be worn between 12 and 24 months. Removable braces, such as Invisalign, can take less time.
Remember that a removable brace or retainer may be required after (and even before) fixed brace treatment is complete.
You should expect braces to need readjustment every few weeks. These adjustments are necessary to keep pressure on the teeth. Your orthodontist will replace the wires and elastics so that teeth can continue repositioning.
The number of adjustment appointments can also depend on the type of braces. Expect more adjustments with lingual braces.
Check with your particular state to see if comprehensive dental care is covered by Medicaid, especially if you are an adult seeking orthodontic care. However, children’s dental care is covered under Medicaid as a federal mandate if the care is proven as medically necessary.
Unfortunately, the majority of states spend less than 2% of their Medicaid budgets on dental healthcare. Luckily, if your insurance does not cover orthodontics, you can still receive orthodontic treatment and braces at a lower cost through Kool Smiles.
Speak to a Kool Smiles staff member to see if a discount program is available for your family’s dental services. These discount programs allow you to pay for dental services in low, monthly payments.
If your local office does not have an on-site orthodontist, then the general or pediatric dentist will refer you to a qualified orthodontist in your area.
Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/braces/about/pac-20384607
American Board of Orthodontics:
American Dental Association: https://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/dentists-doctors-of-oral-health
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