How Much Do Adult Braces Cost?

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Subject: Moving braces

I am 30 years old and I wanna do braces. My doctor told me there is a moving braces. I have to put it like 18 hours a day. I can removing it easily when I eat or clean my teeth. It is about 4200$.
But I am not sure about that because my bottom teeth is very crowded and I am not sure if that will help me or I have to go with traditional one.?????
Give me some ideas pleas.

Cynthia Wilson
Cynthia Wilson

Subject: moving braces

Go to, click on the dental tab and look for the type of procedure you want. Orthondics in this case. Look up prices for comprehensive care for adults and enter your zip code to get a fair estimate in your area.


Subject: I need braces

I'm 18 and I need braces. I have horribly crooked teeth as well as a crossbite, openbite, and an overjet. I feel that this is gonna be complicated to fix and an expander probably won't work on me anymore. I feel so uncomfortable with my teeth physically and emotionally. Does anyone know how much this process could cost with my issues on average? Without insurance.


Subject: orthodontic Asap

I'm 45 woman had braces at my late 20s & years later my built in wire lifetime retainer has now I have shifted teeth. My mouth and Smile is really bad. I grind and bite my upper and lower inside lips and tongue while I sleep...& chew anything I eat. It has cause so much teeth opend gaps. I wake up everyday of my life with a Major headache and pain ful jaws.. I'm Single low income.please help me i live in San Antonio, Texas .. I need a affordable orthodontic and dentistry. I'm willing to pay in low monthly pymts.


Subject: Insurance

Hi I'm 22 and have been unhappy with my smile for a while but affordability has been an issue for me as I'm a poor college student. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on insurance plans. Are there stand alone orthodontic insurance plans or do I have to tack the coverage on to my pre existing plan? If anyone has certain names to check our I would really appreciate it. Thanks!!


Subject: tooth

Hey... From i was about 13 i realized one of my front tooth is not in line with the others
Im interested in putting in the braces.. Would this help?
Also brushing my teeth a few mornings I realize my gum bleeds
And after left and unpleasant odour
What can I do? Really need help as this affects my school and social life!


Subject: braces

There are no side effects to braces, other than pain. It hurts for a day or two after every visit (you go about once every 1-3 months). You just kind of have to eat soft foods those days and take ibuprofen if you want for the pain. I had braces when i was younger and it's totally worth it. My daughter says the pain is longer than 1-2 days. Maybe i'm remembering wrong. it could be several days, but i'm not sure. i think you should try it. you pay month to month, so if you think the pain is not worth it, you could always have them removed at that point. But there are no long term side effects to it at all. They are just slowly shifting the teeth (very slowly). no permanent damage or anything that will happen to your health later because of it. i'm 41 and had them when i was around 10 years old. never heard ever of any side effects for anyone because of it.


Subject: Adult braces

I am 26 years old, I had braces as a young teen, but never had my wisdom teeth removed which caused my teeth to become unaligned again. My top are not as bad, but the bottom is crowded due to my wisdom teeth pushing them. I will be getting those out, and I'd like to have braces again just to straighten them all. My concern is my front tooth is half fake, so would that cause issues with getting braces again?


Subject: I had the same issue. I broke

I had the same issue. I broke my front teeth when I was about 6 or 7 and now they are bonded on, I have since had braces and it was not effected but the only issue u may have is if your teeth become discolored due to the bracket, in such a case you may need to get it rebonded which is a simple procedure.


Subject: partials w/ braces

I recently had all of my back molars extracted (including wisdoms), and from what I understand, I will have braces on for a period of 1.5-2 years before I can get fitted for partials. I'm assuming you wouldn't be able to wear your partials during that time, so you will probably have to get fitted for new partials after the teeth are straightened.


Subject: Gums

Im 18 and i was thinking about getting braces. But other than that i think i have a lot of dental problems. I dont how but i think i have that infection in my lower jaws (front) in which gums pull away from teeth causing bleeding when i brush or eat. Does mouth wash help with that infection? Do i need a treatement for my gums to get back to normal n healthy? If yes than would it be pricy?


Subject: Braces

My teeth is really bad and I don't know how to go about it.... Especially the cost of braces.. I'm high school student.. Please I really need help...


Subject: Invisilign

I have been using Invisilign for a year and a half now, and the results are remarkable. I had very crooked teeth on the bottom which created an infection in the jaw. I had to have a tooth in the front pulled and bone and tissue grafts, followed by the Invisilign. Uncomfortable during the process and Pricy yes, but I used Care credit which let's you pay over time with no interest if you pay within the time limit. And my teeth are amazingly straight now.


Subject: Adult braces

I'm about to get braces in two weeks. I'm an adult. Somewhat puzzle on which braces should I get. You mentioned that some insurances cover adult braces. What insurance company does?? I hope that making the chose to get braces will solve my dental problems like spaces, and not aligned. Hope after all this money I'm going to spend it will be a positive result. Hopefully no stains.


Subject: I would go with traditional

I would go with traditional metal brackets if you are trying to keep the out of pocket cost low. Invisilign braces can sometimes be cheaper but they are more for aligning crowded teeth as opposed to closing gaps. Very few insurance plans cover the cost of braces for adults since its considered to be for aesthetic purposes and not a procedure to prevent or assist with a health issue. Some insurance plans cover a portion of the cost up to 24 years of age. You would have to shop around in your area to see if any plans will cover you over the age of 24. I was 24 when I got my braces and my plan (Aetna) did not cover any portion. I didn't really have big issues as far as alignment. I do have a crown on one tooth and a baby tooth right next to it so they kind of had to work around the baby tooth but other than that I just had some spacing issues. I had braces for a year and spent $3,000 out of pocket. Just keep in mind, if you do get the metal braces, to floss and brush really well after each meal. I neglected flossing altogether for the first 5 months and brushed only in the morning and at night and I started to get plaque buildup pretty bad. I got a cleaning before the 6th month and the assistant gave me such a tongue lashing about flossing that I felt as bad as if I had killed a new born puppy. So do your best to floss and brush no more than 20 minutes after a meal and use mouthwash regularly. It will do wonders for your oral health.


Subject: In need of braces

I'm 35 with healthy teeth. All my cleanings and feelings are up to date. Looking to get braces but as u know due to my age unable to get Insurance coverage and my credit is not good enough to get them financed looking for affordable way to get metal braces nothing fancy and I can go out to 24 months and put a deposit. Insurance coverage and my credit is not good enough to get them financed looking for affordable way to get metal braces nothing fancy and I can go out to 24 months and put a deposit . Looking to keep payments under $100. A month. Where can I start. Have been in tears over my smile since my fiancé asked me to marry him I'm embarrassed to walk in front of all of our friends and family with this now I'm really trying to get him please , point me in the right Direction.


Subject: The cost of your orthodontic

The cost of your orthodontic treatment will depend on many different things so its hard to say what the cost would be without evaluating the condition of your teeth. Few, if any, insurance plans cover any cost for ortho treatment so expect to pay a large portion, if not the full amount, out of pocket. You can probably find an orthodontist in your area that will allow you to pay monthly installments. You can expect to pay a deposit. To put things in perspective, I had braces for a year to close gaps in my teeth. I had healthy gums and didn't require a cleaning before getting the braces on. I also didn't have any issues with jaw alignment. I put down a deposit of $500 and the total cost of my treatment was $3000. I made monthly payments of $210 over 12 months. Thats what you can expect to be paying in for a similar situation.


Subject: Braces over 30+

I have braces and I am 52. I had them as a teen but didn't wear my retainer like I was supposed to so $3500 later my gaps and spaces are almost closed. My insurance is really good but did not cover braces. It's very important to brush and get cleanings plus floss. Overall I am satisfied with the experience.


Subject: Dont b foolish

Hi, with ur query I also understand that u have healthy teeth, so I would suggest that pls dont even dream of putting braces on, believe me u ll regret it later. I m 31 years old and I had also undergone this painful treatment. I had them on for almost 3 year, I started with this treatment when i was 25 years old. I seriously regret now cos I was having healthy teeth but then I was crazy and fool enough. Now cos of my braces I m facing gum receding problem and have to go to periodontist for gum grafting surgery which is more painful than putting braces. Believe dont to the same mistake which I ve committed. Health teeth is really a god's gift. No ortho will ever tell u the real side-effect of braces. They just want to do there business. Think wise. Good luck!


Subject: Minor Alignments?

What would you consider a minor alignment? I have gaps on the sides of my upper teeth, around the back area. Not noticeable unless I smile. Would that be considered minor?

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Ask an orthodontist

Hi Nurul, Many orthodontists price the entire braces treatment process rather than each invididual appointment to change ligaments and wires. If you're in need of a new orthodontist mid-treatment, you might want to find an office that offers free consultations. Ask for a detailed cost estimate for the remainder of your treatment. Good luck!


Subject: Braces don't stain teeth! Poorly written article!

This article is incorrect in saying metal braces stain teeth. Improper brushing can lead to staining and cavities, with or without braces. Braces are glued onto the teeth and underneath the braces is your tooth color when you got your braces on. After 2 years of poor brushing, the tooth area NOT covered by the braces may be darker, stained, or even have decay. This rarely happens with adults, since they are typically good brushers, care about their appearance, and clean their teeth every time the eat. Some pre-teens and teens are not so good about this, especially boys.


Subject: They can stain teeth.

They do stain teeth, but, like you said, only if you are a bad brusher, my brother (a teen) was and his teeth did get a little stained, but not badly. What can happen is if you barely brush/floss you can be left with rotten patches of teeth under your braces.


Subject: You are a liar

These days,. whether or not they are a adult has nothing to do with how often they brush, and .. Especially boys?? Thats sexist....... I find this comment very offensive..

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Thanks for your reply!

Hi BELB, thank you for your reply! You are right, teeth are not normally stained by metal brackets, but may appear stained once brackets are removed at end of treatment if there has been a lack of brushing or proper hygiene. We have updated the article to better clarify that point. Thanks! Katie from Angie's List


Subject: brances

HI I AM 35 and I have double teeth and need braces how much would it coast and do you do a payment plan.I have stay well.I want me teeth fixed asap.thank you for your time

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Ask your orthodontist for cost of braces

Hi Kristy, as stated in the article, the cost for braces very depending on the type you choose and what your orthodontist determines to be the best treatment method. Traditional, stainless steel braces are one of the most popular options because of their affordability and durability. I was an adult braces wearer and opted for ceramic brackets so they'd be less noticeable, but that added an additional $800 in total cost. My treatment plan cost about $5,000. Many orthodontists offer a free consultation where they will explain pricing and payment options. Also, check with your insurance - some policies cover adult braces while others have an age limit. Hope this helps! Good luck with your treatment!

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  If you chose to go the other way, some Prosthodontists will place and restore the implants themselves. In other cases, an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist will place the implant and a Prosthodontist or General Dentist restores it.   Fees can vary quite a bit from office to office and with the different options for restorative materials.  Some offer free consultations, for others, they charge a fee that might be applied to any future treatment in some cases.

The first step is to schedule a few consultations with different providers, which it sounds like you've already done.

The most important factors when deciding which practitioner to work with:
.1.  You should feel comfortable asking your doctor any questions so that you have a good understanding of the procedure itself, healing time and long-terem outcome, and possible complications.  Write down a list of questions and take them with you to the consultation.

2.  Ask about the experience of the practitioner. How many similiar procedures have they completed?  Have they had any major complications with any cases?  Ask to see photos if possible.

3..Figure out if it works out better for your schedule, to go to a "one stop" provider or to separate providers for the placement and the restoration of the implants.

4. Follow your instincts.  If you feel rushed, didn't get direct answers to your questions, didn't communicate well or had any other negative feelings, this probably isn't the doctor for you.

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I hope this at least helps you feel a little less confused and a little more directed. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of further help.
Beth L. Gehring,DDS, PC
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
As a  Dentist, I am sorry to hear about your denture nightmare and I know how frustrating that can be.  I am surprised that your doctor wasn't willing to work with you on some type of solution.  A few options would be either remaking the dentures once more,  or offering to return some of the money and have you return the dentures.   Unfortunately, the doctor has put in a lot of their time and lab expenses, but the patient also  has time and money invested.  You might try sending a letter re-explaining the problems you hand and offering an acceptible and fair solution.  Be sure to keep a copy of it and any correspondence you receive from the Dental Office.  In the event that you don't get anywhere, you have documentation of the problem. 

At any point in the process, did they have you sign something saying you were happy with the denture set up?  Some practitioners will document the patient's acceptance at the try-in appointment, before the denture is processed.  At that time, changes in tooth arrangement, size and color can be made with minimal lab expense. 

If the letter doesn't get you anywhere, you might try going to the governing body of the dental profession in your area.  I am a dentist in Blue Springs, Missouri, USA.  Here, we have the Missouri Dental Board  (or the Dental Division of the Missouri Department of Professional Registration.)  This is the entity that licenses us to perform our professional duties in our state.  They often have a process to file complaints against a provider if you were unable to resolve the problem yourself.   After your complaint is received, they will contact the doctor to get their side of the story, then try to mediate a solution between the two parties.  

As far as a new set of dentures, you might seek out the services of a Prosthodontist (specializes in dentures and removable appliances - extra training and certification beyond general dentistry) or go to a local dental school.  The students are supervised and checked off at each step by professionals.  Most dental schools also treat patients through their faculty practices, and you can often get the services of a specialist at a lower price. 

I hope this information is helpful to your situation, and I wish you well. 

Beth Gehring, DDS
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, MO  64015  USA
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