English EN Spanish ES

How Much Do Braces Cost for Adults?

adult wearing affordable braces from a top south florida orthodontist

The cost of adult braces is affordable at Cooper Orthodontics! There isn’t a simple answer to the true cost of braces though; orthodontic treatment isn’t one-size-fits-all. At least with us it isn’t. Each of our patients is unique, so our orthodontists create 100% personalized treatment plans to match.

Braces for adults costs vary by patient, depending on the type of braces, the length of treatment, and whether the patient has insurance coverage. Braces aren’t “cheap” – but they are affordable, and there are a number of things you can do to lower your treatment costs. (Would you really trust cheap braces anyway?)

General Advice on the Cost of Braces for Adults

The full cost of braces will vary by patient. A person can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000 for braces or Invisalign® treatment. Fortunately, with Cooper Orthodontics, you don’t have to pay the entire cost of braces upfront. We offer a number of affordable payment plans to help you manage the cost of braces!

It’s important to remember that your treatment cost may be higher or lower than average. It all depends on your specific situation!

When compared against other smile treatments (like veneers), braces stack up quite well as a more reasonable, affordable preventative/treatment measure. Veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures used to repair damage from a bad bite or improve smile esthetics can often cost upwards of $5,000 – to well over $15,000!

For people who have an untreated, unhealthy bite or misaligned jaw bones, their orthodontic condition can lead to a number of problems, including TMJ disorder, poor sleep quality, difficulty breathing or chewing, and jaw pain. When you consider how orthodontic treatment can substantially improve your quality of life, the cost of not getting braces can outweigh the cost of braces.

When problematic conditions go untreated for years, they can worsen and require more complex treatment – and complex treatment is often more expensive.

Different Types of Adults Braces & Costs

Braces aren’t just for kids! An estimated one fourth of orthodontic patients are adults – and adult braces aren’t any more expensive than braces for children or teens.

Like we said, braces don’t have to be paid-in-full with us! We offer a number of payment plans to spread out the cost of treatment over a few months or years.

We provide options in adult braces too, including metal braces, gold braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign®.

With our financing options, you can make a reasonable down payment with low monthly payments, instead of paying in-full up front. Plus, if you have dental insurance, the cost of braces will be even lower. We accept most major insurance providers and our team will help you file your insurance claims and paperwork.

Why Get Braces as an Adult?

When you see so many adults choosing to get braces, you may be wondering why more of them didn’t get braces as kids. Not all children will have been able to get braces due to different circumstances, and their orthodontic problems have worsened over time as a result.

Another common reason adults choose to get braces is they may have become more aware of their smile in adulthood, and they realize how common adult braces are.

Common orthodontic conditions that can impact a person’s overall appearance include:

  • Teeth crowding, crooked teeth or gapped teeth
  • Jaw misalignment (overbite, underbite, cross bite)
  • Poor dental hygiene due to crowded or crossbite

If you leave the condition to persist during adulthood, your condition may worsen and could lead to other challenges, such as:

  • Tooth decay and gum disease
  • TMJ disorder
  • Speech impediments
  • Chewing difficult

Covering the Cost of Braces for Adults

With insurance coverage and a payment plan, the cost of braces for adults is more affordable than you may think. When you visit us for your complimentary consultation, we’ll work with you to discuss your financial needs, determine your orthodontic coverage and out-of-pocket costs, and create a financial plan that works for your budget.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. If you’re ready to get started, request your complimentary exam at one of our South Florida locations today!