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Invisible braces are an option for those who feel their appearance may be negatively affected by the use of standard metal braces. These invisible braces have been gradually developed as an alternative and can occasionally, but not always, be more expensive than the traditional variety. This will depend on the amount of treatment required. Dental insurance providers may cover the cost of these braces, but it is unlikely, so you can expect to pay the full cost of the braces yourself. However, the insurance company will be more likely to cover the cost of traditional braces.


Invisible braces perform much the same function as their traditional counterparts. It is possible to use them in order to treat complaints like underbite and overbite, teeth crowding or overspacing. Generally, the braces are worn at all times, but during mouth-related tasks such as drinking and eating, they can be removed. The braces themselves are kept in for fourteen days at a time and then altered during realignment. Depending on the realignment requirements, frequent visits to the orthodontist may be necessary. This can lead to the number of visits exceeding thirty - obviously, the more work required, the more visits required. In some cases, invisible braces may not be capable of performing the reconstruction, in which case traditional braces must be used. Typically, invisible braces cost from $3,500 to $5,000.Maintenance and Benefits

Braces require thorough cleaning each time you eat, so an eating plan might be necessary. However, this must be balanced with the fact that braces should be worn for a minimum of twenty hours per day. Should you fail to keep the braces in your mouth for the required amount of time, you might risk prolonging the process, thus adding to your expenses. The braces will normally be worn for six, twelve or eighteen months, depending on the extent of the treatment.

Invisible braces can cost slightly more, but in general they are more efficient and effective, as well as usually being more hygienic. Other advantages of invisible braces ahead of traditional braces include ease of speech and more increased comfort.

These costs are, however, decreasing all the time and the benefits do in general tend to offset the expenses. In addition to this, asking your doctor to put you in touch with a local dental college may result in you being given the choice to allow a dental student to fit the braces - supervised, of course. This can allow one to possibly gain cheaper costs when fitting either type of brace.

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