Pricing for braces
The cost of braces at Smile Logic depends on the extent and type of treatment. Payment plans are available for the out-of-pocket amount not covered by your insurance.
Example braces financial arrangement
- Average braces cost: $5,564
- Average insurance coverage: $1,350
- Average out-of-pocket amount: $3,594
- Average down payment: $620 down
- 20 installments: $180 monthly
You can get specific recommendations about getting braces and the investment involved during a braces consultation with Dr. Viechnicki.
Extent of treatment
The extent of treatment is determined by the severity of orthodontic problems. Dr. Viechnicki evaluates the width, overbite, overjet, intercuspation, crowding, spacing, and other orthodontic problems. The average length of treatment at our practice is 20 months and costs $5,564.
- $4,000 to $5,000 for mild problems
- $5,000 to $6,000 for moderate problems
- $6,000 to $7,000 for severe problems
Type of treatment
The type of braces affects the cost of braces. Some extras include expanders, space maintainers, and rubber bands. Cosmetic options available include:
- Silver (+$0)
- Colorful (+$0)
- Gold (+$100)
- Clear ceramic (+$200)
- Clear aligners (+$200)
In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established our financial policy as follows:
- Full payment made at the onset of treatment can be made by cash, check, VISA, American Express, Discover and MasterCard.
- Financial arrangement can be made to extend your payments over a period of months following an appropriate down payment. Payment plan installments are made by ACH autodraft.
- In cases of serious delinquency, treatment will be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate our patients with temporary difficulties.
If you have insurance we will help you to determine the benefit you have available. The average insurance benefit paid to our practice is $1,350.
Professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance company is responsible to the patient and the patient is responsible to our practice. We ask that you assign your insurance benefit to us. The balance will be arranged for you to pay as listed above.
We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf. Learn more about how we work with orthodontic insurance.
FSA, HSA, HRA qualified expense
Orthodontic treatment alleviates dental disease and is a qualified dental expense listed in IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses. Documentation may be requested by your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), or Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). You may be asked to provide additional documentation, including an explanation of benefits from your insurance provider, your financial agreement with us, and receipts.