Cost of Braces in Bellevue
Patients looking for orthodontic treatment have these three questions:
1) Am I a good candidate for braces or Invisalign?
2) How long does it take to fix my teeth or bite?
3) How much does it cost?
We are mostly focusing on the last question. Continue reading to lead about all payment options and how to use insurance plans to pay for cost of braces or Invisalign. We also discuss types of braces and costs.
Orthodontist vs Dentist
The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on a few factors. The first factor is the complexity of treatment which is linked treatment time. Treatment options could affect the total cost or treatment. For example, lingual braces cost is more than other orthodontic appliances.
Cost of braces or Invisalign is different if your provider is not an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dentists that are specialized in moving teeth. They often have a better understanding on how to move teeth. The cost of orthodontic treatment offered by a dentist should be cheaper compared to an orthodontists. This could be because dentists often treat simple orthodontic problems like simple spacing. Complicated treatment options like underbite, deep overbite, or crossbite should be treated by orthodontists.
Braces vs Invisalign
Cost of Invisalign is often the same as braces. This is the same for traditional braces, clear braces, traditional metal braces (metal brackets), Damon braces. Average cost of braces and Invisalign (clear aligners) in Bellevue is $5000 – $9000. Invisalign braces or Invisalign treatment cost depends on complexity of orthodontic care and treatment time.
You won’t pay the total cost of if you have dental insurance coverage. Insurance providers cover the range of $1000 to $2500 for most companies in Bellevue. For example, Primera insurance policy for Microsoft employees cover $2500 of orthodontic treatment with a 50% total cost of treatment cap.
The total cost of braces will be divided to down payment and monthly payments. You would also get different structure of payment plans. You can pay the out-of-pocket cost of the treatment in full.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) or Health Saving Accounts (HSA) can be used to cover the cost of orthodontic treatment and help you save money. Talk to your company human resource to learn more about this payment options.
Lingual Braces (Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment)
Some adults and teens are interested in cosmetic dentistry. No interested in challenges with clear aligners aka Invisalign. The lingual braces are a truly esthetic option for patients looking to have a beautiful smile and prefer not to wear traditional braces. The cost of lingual braces is more than Invisalign and other type of braces.
Cost of Braces in Bellevue vs Seattle
Does the cost of braces or clear aligners differ in Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, or Kirkland? The cost of braces in all these cities are mostly the same. The factors mentioned before influence the cost of Bellevue orthodontics services.
Free Consultation for Orthodontic Treatment with Braces or Aligners (Invisalign)
At PORTH in both Bellevue and Sammamish clinics, we offer complimentary consultation for all orthodontic treatment, retainers, and other post orthodontic treatment services (e.g., professional tooth whitening). You can learn more about the type of treatment when consulting with our board certified orthodontist. Dr. Rooz Khosravi, an assistant professor of orthodontics at the University of Washington is one of the top Bellevue orthodontists determined by his peers. PORTH was established the offer advanced orthodontics services to improve patients orthodontic experience with personalized treatment plans.