How much do braces cost?

When opting for braces or clear aligners, you have to think about the cost of each treatment. At Porth, we have the answer to your queries surrounding the cost of braces and aligners.

Cost of orthodontic treatment at our clinic is not the most expensive and not the cheapest options in the area. We deliver high quality care at fair price. At Porth we are committed to providing you or your child with orthodontic care through a wide range of affordable payment options. Orthodontist prices vary across practices, but finding the perfect balance between price and quality is essential.

What is the average cost of braces?

Paying for orthodontic care is often one of the first items that patients wish to discuss. Because it matters to you, it matters to us. Part of what makes Personalized Orthodontics so truly personal is that we believe in adjusting the orthodontist prices of braces or Invisalign based on individual needs. We have a unique payment plan system in place to ensure that the financial aspect of paying for your orthodontic treatment is easy, flexible and stress free.

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Cost of Braces

We offer in-house financing.

Flexible financing is an essential part of personalizing your treatment. This is one of the key ways we customize your care. Porth payment plan options are in-house with no interest. We do not believe in involving third parties (e.g. Care Credit) to dictate financial terms. We are here to take care of your treatment and financial needs.

We believe in a straight and beautiful smile for a lifetime of confidence. We understand that orthodontic care is often a gift to your children or to yourself and know the joy that comes with that. We are committed to addressing all of the obstacles, including any stress related to orthodontist prices.

Most common questions on Invisalign or braces costs

Will my dental insurance cover the cost of braces or Invisalign?

The majority of dental insurance plans include orthodontic treatment benefits, which cover part of your treatment including Invisalign, metal, and clear braces. Insurance coverage varies depending on your plan. We are in-network provider with some insurance companies.

Standard dental plans without orthodontia supplemental benefits do not cover orthodontic treatment. You can contact your insurance provider using the number on your card to learn more about orthodontic coverage. We are here to help you as well. Send your questions to [email protected] and our team will answer them promptly.

What is an average cost of braces in the United States?

Clear Aligners

$1800 - $10000

$3000 - $9000
Metal Braces

$4000 - $9000
Ceramic Braces

$4000 - $9000
Lingual Braces

$7000 - $12000
$1800 - $10000

What about financing?

We will offer multiple payment plans during your free consultation. Some of our patients opt to pay in full for orthodontic treatment and receive a discount. The more common choice, however, is to use the Porth’s flexible payment options over several months or years.

What is the average cost of braces?

The cost of braces or Invisalign varies based on your specific treatment needs. We will discuss all the details with you during your free consultation.

Do clear braces cost more than metal braces?

Clear (ceramic) braces are a free upgrade at Porth. Dr. Rooz will treat you with the braces of your choice, and we don’t change our fees based on your preferences. Clear or invisible braces cost the same as metal braces at Porth.

Is there an additional charge for retainers?

No! A retainer is included and our patients will receive theirs at the end of treatment. The Porth lifetime retainer plan is in place to protect your investment, and we are proud to offer this to our patients.

Does Invisalign or Invisalign Teen cost more?

No. The clear aligners is a free upgrade on us. We want you to pick the appliances that match your lifestyle and we don’t increase our prices based upon that.

Does children's braces cost versus adult's braces cost?

Cost for adult braces is sligtly higher than treatment for kids. In some cases of clear aligner, cost of braces for small correction of the teeth is less than braces.

How much does clear aligners (invisalign) cost for top or bottom teeth only?

This is called limited orthodontic treatment and we do offer it at Porth. The cost of such treatment is adjusted according the time and scope of the treatment.

For adult patients, does it cost more to get Invisalign?

No. We are here to help you get smile that you always wanted. The cost of adult braces at Porth is also the same as the cost of adult Invisalign.

What about retainer check visits?

All the retainer check visits are complementary. We are here to help you to preserve your smile and we’d love to see you back at our clinic.

Will my flexible spending account cover the treatment cost?

Most of the time FSA or HSA funds can be used to pay part of your orthodontic treatment. We will check that for you, as well as work with you to help you to maximize your benefit.

What about hidden costs or fees?

Nope. None of those. Period. The treatment cost covers all we do from the start to finish, consult scans to your final retainer.

Do lingual braces cost more than aligners or Invisalign? 

The cost of treatment depends on the type of the treatment. Generally lingual braces costs more because they are specialized custom appliances. Read more here on the differences between Invisalign and lingual braces.   

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