(Closed) Cost of braces?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Ya, thats about right. I had them when I was younger but I need them again. Does your insurance cover any of it? Mine only pays for children up to 19 years old, so I wont be getting them 🙁

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My daughter’s braces were a little less that $5500 total. Insurance covered $1500 and I covered the rest. The cost covers all of the Dr’s visits, any maintenance, bands, etc. My daughter’s were a little more expensive b/c she had a cross bite that needed to be taken care of along with the braces. She’s had them about 18 months now and they should be coming off in another 6 weeks or so. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

http://www.bracesinfo.com/dentalcosts/

check this out. The price sounds pretty good to me!

sorry…i hit in NY-Manhatten and full for adults averages $16,000., and that was in ’09. We paid over $6000. for my daughter and hers have been off for 14 years.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Mine were (top and bottom teeth) $6000.  Just got them off last year.

I would suggest you get a few more quotes just to make sure about the cost for bottom teeth only.  And if it’s only for two teeth that have shifted (and you don’t have major work to get done), you could also consider invisalign.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got top teeth with the clear brackets in the front so they werent as noticable and regular ol metal ones on the bottom with a top adult ortho in my city.  He is a good friend of my ex boyfriend’s sister so he hooked me up for a whopping $4950.  It was actually a great deal for what his office normally charges. My insurance didnt cover any of it.  I did pay for it through my company’s medical spending account so that helped a lot.

I did not pay a consult fee.  I am shocked they didnt tell you that in the beginning.  I met with several orthos before i went with him.  I am SOO happy i did.  All of the others wanted to treat me like a teenager by ripping out 4 teeth (2 top and two bottom) and then shifting them around.  This would have caused my face to sink in since my teeth would not be there holding my lips out.

My ortho flat out told me that if i went with another ortho not to let them do that to me because it would change the shape of my face.

This ortho pulled one bottom tooth and worked the rest around.  He clearly knew what he was doing.  I am SUPER thankful i went with someone who specialized in adult braces.

Good Luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh i should add that i’ve had a couple of teeth shift *slightly* because I was a bad girl and didnt wear my retainer after my dog broke it.  My ortho made me a new retainer and put metal pieces into it that pushed my teeth back to where they belonged…

That was $310.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

i got my top ones on in december and the bottom ones on in january, i think its going to cost me somewhere between 4000-4500, then i have surgery on top of that but hopfully that will be covered by insurance:)

Post # 11
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Helper bee

oh i should mention that my amount is in euros so i think that works out as more dollars or is it less? im too lazy to look it up:P

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

oh!

if ye dont mind me asking what age is everyone? just a rough age

all my friends got them done between 14-17 and lucky ole me is only getting them done now, im fairly self consious about it, but then again im even more self consious about my teeth so you win some you lose some:P

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@misspandy:

I’m 33.  Got mine when I was 30, had them for 2 years.  They came off last year. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Mine were $4000 top and bottom, included all checkups, and retainer. 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

$4000 sounds about normal to me… based on what I’ve heard. I wanted to get braces but just cant afford them right now

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I did not pay any consult fees. Mne will be about 6500 for traditional top and bottom, then I will be having jaw surgery. The price includes all visits and retainers at the end. My dental insurance covers 1500 of the braces and medical will cover most of the surgery. Estimated duration of treatment is 28 months.

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