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How much do clear braces cost?

Dustin S. Burleson, DDS
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
The overall cost of orthodontic treatment varies based on several components. Length of treatment, complexity of care, necessary referral to surgeons and restorative dentists can all affect the cost of care. Specifically, choosing clear braces might increase the cost of your treatment several hundred dollars or more. Clear braces are more expensive to fabricate, more expensive to repair, and more difficult to remove at the end of treatment.

Due to the increased complexity of care with clear braces, ask your orthodontist if using clear braces to align your teeth might also increase your total fee. 
Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Fees for orthodontic treatment are determined by the complexity of the case, the length of treatment, the appliances that must be used, and the overhead of the practice providing the treatment. Fees also vary by region, treatment philosophy, cost of supplies used, and experience of the doctor. The best way to get an accurate quote is to have an examination by a board-certified orthodontist. Most do not charge for this initial exam. He can advise you on the severity of your problems and explain the treatment options best suited to your particular problem.

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