The costs of orthodontic treatment with braces can differ depending on the orthodontist and the patient, the amount of work which needs to be done, the length of the treatment, the insurance company, and the payment plan available. Dr. Nooshi Akavan and the team at Akavan Orthodontics treat their patients with a variety of approaches and methods. They can help you understand the expenses associated with braces in Los Angeles County, CA.
Today, there are more options than ever for orthodontic treatment, and each option has different costs and benefits associated with them. These options vary in cost due to the system type selected, how difficult the application and debanding procedures will be, your orthodontist’s rate, and the cost of materials.
Metal braces are the least discreet option but remain the most widely used method for orthodontic treatment. Dr. Nooshi Akavan says that even though metal braces have remained the primary treatment option for several years, many patients of Akavan Orthodontics now choose newer, less visible alternatives to traditional braces.
Lingual braces are affixed to the back of the teeth and are completely hidden from sight. As a result, these can be on the more expensive end, but only a certified provider like Dr. Akavan can determine what your treatment would cost.
Invisalign clear aligners are the preferred clear aligner systems on the market now in Los Angeles County, CA. These are great for teens and adults because of their low visibility and because they can be removed by the wearer. This allows for easy cleaning, brushing, flossing and eating. However, they can be lost easily and may be costly to replace. Treatment time may be extended prolonged and they will not work for serious dental problems like malocclusions or crossbites. Only a certified Invisalign provider like Dr. Akavan can tell you exactly what your treatment with Invisalign would cost, but you can take a look at this Invisalign Cost Calculator to get a good idea.
Ceramic braces perform the same function as metal braces, and they are affixed to the teeth in the same way. However, their visibility is greatly reduced because they use either clear or tooth-colored brackets. The Akavan Orthodontics team says that they are usually a little more expensive than metal braces.
Consult with your insurance company as well as your orthodontist when considering orthodontic treatment with braces in Los Angeles County, CA. Many insurance companies won’t pay for treatment if the patient is over 18 years of age.
Dr. Nooshi Akavan says that it’s possible for you to purchase additional orthodontic insurance if your health plan doesn’t cover braces. Make sure to ask about the percentage that they cover (a common figure is 50% with a $1,500 lifetime maximum per child, but you should check with your insurance provider to be sure). Know that if you change your insurance plan after the application of your braces, the insurance company may consider it to be a pre-existing condition, in which case the patient will have to pay out of pocket. Akavan Orthodontics does offer financing options, so be sure to schedule a consultation to determine what options there are for you.
For more information about the cost of braces in Los Angeles County, CA, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nooshi Akavan, contact Akavan Orthodontics today at: 818.345.9601
Dr. Akavan and the team at Akavan Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Tarzana, CA, Encino, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, Studio City, Calabassas, CA or Los Angeles County, CA, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Akavan contact Akavan Orthodontics at: (818) 345-9601