Looking for affordable braces in Wilmington? Our custom orthodontic solutions are tailored to your needs, goals, and budget. Getting braces can be more affordable than you might have thought. Here’s how:
Selecting Affordable Braces
Some types of braces are definitely priced lower than others. Although the price gap used to be much wider, even popular brands such as Invisalign are now more easier to afford. But if it comes down to the wire (no pun intended), you can’t go wrong with opting for traditional bracket systems.
If Your Insurance Covers Braces
Depending on your benefits package, some insurance plans will cover up to a certain dollar amount in lifetime orthodontic benefits. Others may provide coverage on our Wilmington braces as long as you fit a certain age range.
Everyone’s insurance plan is different (even if it’s through the same company/carrier.) For that reason, it’s extremely important to have an updated insurance card on hand when it’s time for your consultation appointment. Our financial coordinators will verify a breakdown on your plan and work out all of the math for you.
Your Health Savings/Flex Spending Account
Does your family use a health savings account (flex spending or “HSA” fund)? If so, you can deduct the cost of braces from your balance. Orthodontic therapy isn’t an elective procedure. Investing in braces can help you better your overall oral health, significantly lowering your chances for tooth decay and gum disease. Using your HSA on braces could potentially help pay for itself in the grand scheme of things.
After you’ve applied your insurance, any money you’ve set aside, or used your flex spending account, what if there’s still part of the braces left to pay for? Or what if you don’t have any type of coverage at all?!
In either case, an excellent option is to talk with our Wilmington orthodontist about an affordable monthly payment plan. Most of our orthodontic patients choose to make low monthly payments on their treatment. Depending on the financing plan you choose, you can either take advantage of 0% interest or longer low-interest plans. There’s really something for everyone, making it easy to start on your treatment as soon as you’re ready.
A Note to Parents
If you have a child that needs early intervention treatment, this first stage of orthodontic therapy (with traditional braces) can significantly reduce long-term costs and complications. Although it may seem like an added expense, it’s promoting better tooth alignment and bone formation to rule out something more serious like surgery when they’re a little older.
Get a No-Pressure Quote
Ultimately the cost of your braces will also depend on how long you’ll need to be in treatment. Some people need less time than others. During your consultation at Wilmington Orthodontic Center, we’ll incorporate all of the above-mentioned information with your specific bite needs. From there, our coordinator will print out a detailed plan that lists all of the fees involved. There are no surprises or hidden charges! Once you have all of the information you need, you can decide if you’re ready to move forward.
Call Wilmington Orthodontic Center today to reserve a consultation. All ages are welcome!