If what they’re saying is that braces cost around $5000, then yes, it is true – for the cheapest braces. The most expensive ones are a completely different story, almost twice as long. The fact is that braces can cost as much as $9000 or even more, especially when you throw in all of the dentistry fees on top of the apparatus itself.
So, who’s to blame for you having to lay out a bundle on your teeth? Is it the dentists? Is it the government? Is it the manufacturer of the apparatus itself? No, the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of your mom and dad. Bad teeth are hereditary, so if you want to blame someone for emptying your bank account, give your parents a call. Of course, they will probably say that they once paid for braces for you AND your two sisters. These big families can really work up quite a bill.
They say that problems always come in threes. The numbers might not be 100% accurate, but they definitely rarely come alone. Dental problems are the same, and it’s usually easier for everyone involved, with the sole exception of the person paying, to take care of the whole thing all at once.
Remember that some watches cost less than the pens made by the same company. The same is true for braces. Dependent upon size, model, etc. Your braces can increase in price, so don’t simply assume that one company or brand offers the best pricing. Dentists also differ in their charges so, once again, make sure you look for a few windows before making a final decision.
You see, a lot of what you pay for comes from the overhead of the dentist. Like a neighborhood restaurant offering the same food for better prices than a downtown bistro, dentists have different overheads. Some employ their own dental technicians. This is great for you, because the price of their work customizing your apparatus is lower than that of outsourced techs. With outsourced labor, you also pay the company that hired them out.
The materials that are used to make the braces also can make a substantial difference in the end cost. Metal braces are an old standard, tried and true. And, they are cheaper than the more modern invisible braces that have become so popular in recent years. Much of that difference has to do with the materials used to make those braces invisible in the first place.
The work involved in initially putting the braces in place increases when the braces are positioned behind the teeth. Working on them periodically also takes more time, and therefore, more money. If you want to maintain your already beautiful smile while you are in the process of making it even more beautiful, you will have to pay more. That’s just the way it works.
The rumors are not true. Metal braces are not actually more effective on bigger problems than invisible braces. Metal braces and invisible braces are both capable of doing exactly the same thing with exactly the same problems. The only real difference is that invisible braces cost more.