Braces: Managing The Costs

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Dr. Heidi Harman is a highly favored orthodontist specializing in treatment such as braces and Invisalign throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas of Missouri.

At H2O Orthodontics, it is our goal to provide high quality orthodontic care at an affordable price for our patients.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The average cost of braces can vary for each individual case and is usually dependent on personal factors such as treatment length and location.

During your first free visit at H2O Orthodontics, we will check your insurance coverage and design a plan that tailor fits your treatment needs and budget.  If your insurance does not cover orthodontic care, we have payment plans with interest-free installments to suit monthly budgets.  We also accept debit cards, most major credit cards, and offer family discounts to qualifying patients. We can also factor in use of a Health Savings Account (HSA) that can help keep you up to date and on time with all your payments.

Types of Braces

  • Metal braces – the most common type made of high grade stainless steel, now made to be smaller, durable, and more comfortable then ever.
  • Nickel free – made for patients with a nickel allergy or hypersensitivity
  • Damon braces – self-ligating braces that allows wires to slide back and forth within brackets, eliminating the use of elastics.
  • Clear braces – made of translucent ceramic porcelain that doesn’t stain
  • Gold plated – made of electroplated 24k gold, these luxurious braces are another alternative for people with a nickel allergy or hypersensitivity.
  • Invisalign – clear aligners generated by computer simulation to gradually move teeth. Removable and virtually invisible.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The average cost of Invisalign can actually be comparable to the regular braces cost in certain cases.  Depending on factors such as treatment needs and length, find out if Invisalign is the right choice for you.  It offers unique advantages such as being removable, which allows you to still enjoy your favorite foods and also makes maintenance much easier.  These clear aligners are also virtually invisible, ideal for young teens and adult professionals alike, as they wont interfere with your social or personal life.

If you or someone you know is in need of orthodontic care and located in Kansas City or the surrounding Missouri areas please feel free to contact us today to set up your FREE consultation.  We will be happy to discuss all questions and concerns you may have in order to find the right treatment plan just for you. Call now! (816) 326-8944

 

 

Why Get Invisalign as an Adult?

Why Get Invisalign as an Adult?

For adults, metal braces may not be a treatment option. Braces are obvious, can be uncomfortable, and require conscientious care. Dr. Heidi Harman of H2O Orthodontics near River Market, KC knows that nearly twenty percent of people wearing braces today are adults, and not all of them are obvious braces wearers. For these patients, Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. Invisalign offers these patients:

Comfort

Treatment with Invisalign is more comfortable than treatment with traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners can be removed by the wearer as often as necessary. This makes eating and drinking, brushing and flossing, and cleaning the aligners much easier. Patients being treated with Invisalign also avoid any cuts or sores due to the absence wires and brackets.

Appearance

Traditional metal braces are associated with awkward teenage years. A smile full of metal may be considered charming on a teen, but they can be inhibiting to an adult wearer. Invisalign aligners are clear, not metal. They don’t have bands or wires attached to teeth. The aligner trays are made of a thin, clear plastic. They are virtually invisible when being worn. All the way, Invisalign is straightening your teeth in the same manner as traditional braces.

Shortened Treatment Time

With Invisalign, the time that it will take for the teeth to move into their proper positions is greatly reduced. The course of treatment with Invisalign is typically one-and-a-half years. Metal braces can take up to five years to be effective.

Treatment

With Invisalign, a computer program analyzes the current position of your teeth and formulates a corrective treatment plan. A series of aligners are then manufactured to these specifications that will work to straighten teeth into their correct position.

Insurance Plans

Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatment options like metal braces. Speak to someone at the H2O Orthodontics team as well as your insurance provider to determine what financing and insurance options are available.

 

If you’re an adult looking to improve your smile without any of the discomfort or self-consciousness associated with traditional braces, Invisalign might be the perfect option for you. Dr. Heidi Harman of H2O Orthodontics can help; they are experts in treating their adult patients near River Market, KC with Invisalign for adults. For more information about Invisalign and if it’s right for you, call: (913) 782-7223.