Many people need or want braces however, there is one thing holding them back. Cost. This is the number one question we are asked when patients are inquiring about orthodontic treatment. There is no one-price-fits-all when it comes to braces or any orthodontic treatment and without a complete diagnosis, it is difficult to provide anyone with an exact estimate. Meaning, Dr. Mir needs to assess the problems that need to be addressed prior to determining a fee. Lucky for you… we offer complimentary consultations and x rays so you can get a thorough diagnosis without having to reach into your wallet.
During your consultation, Dr. Mir will assess a number of different factors which all contribute to the total cost of your orthodontic treatment. Once this is complete, payments will then become a discussion. The following initial factors are what is considered when determining a cost for your braces.
Severity of the Malocclusion – Malocclusion is another term for the misalignment of a patient’s teeth and jaws. The more severe misalignment, the more correction that needs to be done.
Length of Treatment – The more complex the case is, the longer correction will take.
Type of Braces – York Orthodontics offers traditional/metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces and Invisalign. Some of these options may involve a higher cost to your orthodontic treatment.
One thing for you to consider when deciding on your investment is your insurance coverage. Some insurance providers offer partial coverage to orthodontic treatment. Many children under the age of 18 or students can benefit from insurance coverage. Unfortunately, certain insurance companies will not provide coverage to adults over the age of 18. However, it is always a good idea to double check. Simply call your insurance provider and ask for an “orthodontic insurance breakdown”. You will want to ask them for the maximum lifetime and yearly coverage, what percentage of each payment they will cover, and if there are any age restrictions. If you have orthodontic coverage, your treatment coordinator will provide you with a letter to submit to your insurance company in order to get approved for your coverage.
Financial stress is a large factor when a patient decides to not move forward with treatment. At York Orthodontics, we try to minimize this factor to the best of our ability. Our goal is to make your treatment as comfortable and stress free as possible. We offer flexible, interest-free and customized payment plans. Your treatment coordinator will sit down and work out a plan that fits comfortably into your budget. In addition, we offer discounts to patients who opt to pay for their treatment in full or start their treatment the same day as their consultation.
There is one last thing to consider… They pay-off of orthodontic treatment! Instead of considering braces as a large cost, think of your treatment as an investment. Crooked or misaligned teeth are more difficult to clean and maintain. The misalignment of your jaw can cause stress on the chewing surfaces and difficulty chewing or speaking. In addition, when someone does not like their smile, it makes a large impact on their confidence and self esteem. Your choice to invest in a perfect smile can improve your overall quality of life.
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For an estimate on how much your orthodontic treatment will cost, visit our “cost calculator” at https://www.yorkortho.ca/treatment-options/treatment-cost/