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This is the image for the news article titled The Straight Truth About Braces & Invisalign Costs (and Insurance!)Did you know that more than one-third of American adults would like to have a straighter smile? And of those aspiring a new and improved smile, 92% delay actually pursuing orthodontic treatment because of misconceptions or lack of information around the finances?

As a trusted orthodontist for adults & kids in Dayton & surrounding areas, we all know orthodontic treatment is an investment, and navigating insurance plans can be a daunting task. But delay no more! Below, we have outlined the main financial factors to know when considering orthodontic treatment.

First, the Braces/Invisalign Cost Breakdown:

● The ballpark figures: Generally, orthodontic treatment, whether braces or Invisalign, falls within a range of $3,000 to $9,000. However, the exact price depends on several factors, like the complexity of your case and the length of treatment time.

What makes a difference? Complexity refers to how much tooth movement is needed. Simple adjustments might cost less than a complete smile overhaul. Treatment time also plays a role - shorter courses typically cost less than longer ones.

Insurance Coverage:

Most dental plans offer some orthodontic coverage (especially for children and young adults). Here's what to look for in your plan:

Percentage coverage: Plans might cover a specific percentage of the treatment, often between 50% and 80%, UP TO a maximum amount (usually between $1,000 and $2,500).

Lifetime maximums: There's often a lifetime maximum benefit for orthodontics, meaning insurance will only contribute up to a certain dollar amount over your lifetime.

Making the Most of Your Insurance:

Know your plan: Dig out your dental insurance policy, or call the insurance members' services to understand your specific coverage for orthodontics.

Talk to your orthodontist: Prior to your consultation, we will call your insurance company to help confirm your orthodontic benefits. As a top orthodontist for adults and families in Dayton, Englewood, & Beavercreek, we can work with your insurance company to maximize your benefits and get the most out of your plan.

Flexible payment options: Many orthodontic practices, including O'Brien Orthodontics offer flexible payment plans to make treatment more affordable.

Here's the Takeaway:

While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, braces and Invisalign are investments that can pay off for years to come with a healthier and more confident smile. Don't let braces/Invisalign cost concerns hold you back from a consultation. We can discuss your specific needs, explore financing options, and work with your insurance to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your budget.

Remember, a beautiful smile is an investment in yourself, and we're here to help you achieve it!

Ready to spend less time with techs, more time with the doctor (Hi Brenda!), and start on your new smile today? Give us a call!

Englewood: 937-832-2087
Beavercreek: 937-438-1770