Braces and What They Cost

Happy teen with  braces

Dental braces are a type of orthodontic system that utilizes the placement of metal or ceramic brackets onto your teeth, through which an archwire is then threaded. For most people, treatment with braces will last about 18 to 24 months. Treatment can take more or less time, though, based on the complexity of your individual needs. Several factors can affect your final cost of braces in Los Angeles.

1. Treatment time
Most patients will need to visit us about every four weeks in order to have their wires adjusted. This process maintains the proper amount of pressure on teeth that is necessary for bringing them into alignment.

2. Type of braces
Metal braces tend to be the most affordable type of braces. Ceramic braces offer improved aesthetics, but can also cost more.

3. Insurance coverage

Dental insurance plans will typically cover orthodontic treatments at a rate of 50 percent. The lifetime maximum can vary according to the plan, though. If your employer offers an FSA, you may be able to use pre-tax dollars to pay for the percentage of your treatment that is not covered by your insurance plan. Financing plans are also available.

Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in orthodontics in Los Angeles.

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