A straight smile is important to your confidence. In addition, properly aligned teeth play an important role in your oral health. They are easier to keep clean, and it helps lower your risk for future dental problems. Although braces are quite beneficial for your self-esteem and dental health, you are probably concerned about the cost of braces in Newark. Right? It is no secret that braces are an investment you have to consider wisely, and it can cost more than some other dental procedures. However, you should not let this discourage you from improving your smile and oral health. You might be pleasantly surprised to learn braces are more affordable than you might think.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The cost of braces depends of various factors, such as the type of braces you are getting. Traditional metal braces tend to be less expensive than that of less noticeable options, like Invisalign. However, in our practice, we work hard to ensure that you are as happy with your final results of a straight smile as you are with the choices available to straighten your teeth. As a result, we do not charge extra for ceramic braces, if you choose this more discrete bracket choice over traditional metal braces. Most orthodontists charge extra $500 for ceramic braces upgrade, but Shirck Orthodontics strongly believes in making sure our patients are happy in the process. We do not want you to have to make a decision of paying more for a cosmetically less noticeable option for straightening teeth.
In addition, the length of your treatment also influences the cost of orthodontics. Cases that require the involvement and coordination between multiple specialists, such as an oral surgeon and a general dentist may be more expensive than a typical crowding or spacing of teeth treatment case. Generally speaking, most orthodontic treatments take between 15 to 24 months. Cases that take longer have a higher cost.
For children that require two phases of treatment, the total cost between phase one and phase two may be higher than for kids who only need one comprehensive treatment. For this reason, it is best to see us for a free orthodontic evaluation to get a quote for your child’s orthodontic care with Dr. Shirck.
How Can I Pay for Braces?
During your visit to Shirck Orthodontics for a complimentary exam, Dr. Shirck will create a customized treatment plan and discuss your options. Our treatment coordinator will provide you with an estimate for the various treatment options and review your insurance benefits, if one is provided. When you leave your orthodontic appointment, you will know exactly what you need to do as your next step to get started with treatment and your out-of-pocket cost after insurance.
If you have an insurance benefit that you would like Shirck Orthodontics to file on your behalf, our financial coordinator will submit and process your claims seamlessly for you. We will even file secondary insurances, if one applies.
Shirck Orthodontics is in-network with most coverages, including but not limited to. the following dental insurances that include an orthodontic benefit in the Columbus areas: MetLife, Delta Dental, Medical Mutual, Dentemax, Aetna, Anthem, MedBen, Cigna, and United Healthcare.
In addition, we offer the most affordable financing options in the Newark, Pataskala, Westerville and New Albany area. With a low down payment option and interest free financing, we will make paying for your new smile as easy as possible.
Where Can I Get Braces?
Shirck Orthodontics provides Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Ceramic Clear Braces, or traditional metal braces to help you achieve a healthy, straight smile. We understand that the cost is often a significant determining factor in your orthodontic treatment decisions. Dr. Shirck and our team help to make orthodontics affordable for all budgets.
If you are ready for a straight smile, contact Shirck Orthodontics today for your free consultation. We will create an individualized treatment plan that meets your needs and budget. Do not let the cost of braces detour you from improving your oral health or confidence. We will help you achieve your dream smile while working with your dental insurance and finances.