At Avenue Orthodontics, we firmly believe that everyone should have access to the power of an incredible smile. It is our mission to provide you and your family the highest quality orthodontic treatment that fits your budget. We’ve seen orthodontic treatment change lives, and we don’t want anyone to be denied that opportunity. Here’s what you need to know, so you can plan accordingly.
The Cost of Orthodontic Treatment
Several factors determine the fee for orthodontics, particularly your specific needs and individual treatment plan. Unfortunately, we can’t just provide a list of how much each orthodontic treatment will cost, because every patient is different. Since we don’t use a standardized approach to orthodontics, where everyone gets exactly the same treatment, the cost can vary a bit for each patient too.
In general, Invisalign, clear braces, and lingual braces will usually cost a bit more than metal braces. However, it’s important to realize that this is not always the case. Your cost may not fall within this generalization depending on your specific orthodontic needs. We can give you a better estimate of the treatment cost after coming in for an initial complimentary exam and consultation, so we can determine your orthodontic needs, the treatment options available to you, and how long they are likely to take.
Your financial options will be discussed at the initial consultation, which is offered at no charge. Before treatment begins, you will be informed of all fees and payment options. We will work with you to create a financial agreement that works for you. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, check, and most major credit cards.
Will Insurance Cover It?
Dental insurance sometimes provides partial coverage for orthodontics. It’s very rare for dental insurance to completely cover the cost of treatment. Instead, the insurance usually covers a certain portion, and you’re expected to cover the rest. Oftentimes, coverage is limited to “necessary treatments,” and cosmetic expenses are not covered. That can mean that only the cost of metal braces is covered, and the additional cost of any other option you choose (such as clear braces, lingual braces, or Invisalign) will be your responsibility.
If you have insurance, we will help you determine the coverage you have available as a courtesy to you and we are committed to helping maximize your insurance benefits. At Avenue Orthodontics, we proudly participate with many PPO insurances to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality treatment possible at an affordable fee.
For our patients with insurance plans we don’t participate in, we will accept assignment of benefits and fill out the paperwork necessary, saving you the time and hassle.
We definitely don’t want anyone to have to give up on orthodontic treatment and just live with a smile they are unhappy with because of finances! If the cost of orthodontic treatment is more than you can pay upfront, we’re happy to work with you to develop a financing plan, where you make interest-free monthly payments while receiving your treatment. That way, you don’t have to wait until you’ve saved up the money; you can start working toward your perfect smile right away.
At Avenue Orthodontics, we work with our patients to develop a plan that works with their financial needs, so that treatment is accessible to everyone. Keep in mind that treatment can be made more affordable with the use of Health Spending Accounts (HSAs).
Talk To Us!
Above all, remember that we’re here to serve you. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our front desk staff are well-trained and extremely knowledgable; they can provide you with tons of help. And of course, our highly-educated orthodontists are experts with an incredible amount of helpful information. No matter what your question is, we’re here to do whatever it takes to answer it for you! For your convenience, you can use the form below to get in touch with us, or you can call or come in for an appointment.