When it comes to talking about the possibility of braces, we know your No. 1 concern is always going to be your child’s well-being.
We also know there’s another concern lurking not far behind that one; we’ll call it concern No. 1b: “Oh no. How the heck are we going to afford this?”
Let’s face it, orthodontic work is a major expense and a long-term commitment for your family. Thinking about it can be daunting.
You are not alone. Most parents have been there.
Generally speaking, it can cost between $3,000 and $7,000 per child depending on the treatment plan and the type of orthodontia your family chooses, whether it be metal or clear braces or ClearCorrect, a brand of clear aligner that we use at Bluffton Orthodontics.
And it can take two or three years to complete your child’s treatment plan.
As with any important investment of money and time, you should discuss the options, ask questions and come up with a plan.
The staff at Bluffton Orthodontics can help you with this.
First, we recommend that you call your dental insurance provider so that you have an idea of what, if anything, they will cover when it comes to orthodontist visits. We also advise you to talk to your employer’s human resources director to learn more about pre-tax or tax-deductible medical savings plans, which can go a long way toward reducing expenses.
The next step is to book a consultation with an orthodontist — we don’t charge for this visit.
After an examination, if your child needs long-term orthodontic work, including braces, we will come up with a treatment plan and a cost estimate.
At Bluffton Orthodontics, we understand the challenges parents face when it comes time for their children to get braces and we take pride in working with you to find a payment plan that works for your family’s budget and that helps you make the best decision for your child.
To book a consultation or speak with a staff member about how our payment plans typically work, call us at 843-815-2521.