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How Much Do Braces Cost For Kids?

The cost of braces for kids depends on the type of treatment needed and the length of time the treatment is recommended. Just like every person, every mouth is unique, and every child’s straightening needs may be different.

But the invaluable results of straighter teeth and a more confident smile is always true. In short, your child’s smile is worth the investment, and we make the entire experience as easy, affordable, and pain-free as possible. 

There are several different types of braces, and the type that your child needs will impact the total treatment plan and cost of treatment. Some braces, like clear aligners and ceramic braces, are harder to see, and some may take less time. The average cost of braces for kids will vary based on time and type.

We offer a variety of treatments to make your child’s smile look its best, with treatments that include:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Clear aligners
  • H4 Self-Ligating Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Palatal Expander Devices
  • Retainers

How Much Will Braces Cost?

While noting that costs vary depending on the orthodontic care that fits your child’s needs, there are some important cost differences to note. You naturally want your child’s treatment to be as productive and efficient as possible, and as painless, too. However, costs due to types of braces are also to be considered.

In short, payment amount depends on these different considerations:

  • Type of braces
  • Your child’s teeth and straightening needs
  • Your child’s dental hygiene routine
  • Your financing plan

With each of these factors in mind, total cost may range from a low of around $3000 as high as $8000, generally. Deciding which type of braces is right for your child should involve a discussion with your orthodontist about the cost of treatment that includes a course of treatment that will best help your child, as well as the impact on your finances. Your dentist will know which type of braces will be the most effective and affordable and why. You’ll want to consider the cost of treatment per year on average as long as how long treatment using a specific type of braces will be necessary. 

Getting Your Child’s Teeth Ready for Braces

The best treatment plan for your child’s teeth can depend in part on planning for braces. Some kids might need some teeth extracted to leave room for other teeth to appear successfully. Others might need a palatal expander to create more room in your child’s mouth so that teeth will grow straight. These types of considerations will affect the cost of treatment with braces, too. 

Learn More About Brace for Your Kids

The best braces for your child depend on many different facts from your child’s own individual needs and preferences to cost and the length of time required for treatment. For more information on the ways in which your dental team can realign your children’s teeth, reach out and make your child’s straight and confident smile a reality. Reach out to us at Greater Hartford Orthodontics to schedule an appointment today!