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How to Pay for Braces and Invisalign

Although orthodontic treatment may seem like a big investment, it doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to get that perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Milnor Orthodontics has several affordable payment plans to help with the cost of braces.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Usually, braces cost anywhere from $5,000 to $6,000, but there are programs and orthodontic insurance that can bring the price down substantially.

The cost of braces depends on what kind of treatment you choose and how long you need it. Classic silver braces are generally the least expensive option because they are so widely used.

Even though Invisalign is a newer type of treatment, it is still affordable. Slightly more expensive than silver braces, Invisalign offers much more freedom in terms of what you can eat and how you can take care of your teeth during treatment.

Learn more about our Invisalign options.

What Kind of Payment Plans Are There?

Many orthodontists accept most major credit cards and insurance plans. They also work with you and your family on flex and health savings benefits. Low initial investment and 0% interest payment plans enable you to finance the expenses without paying out a lot up front or in interest.

Orthodontic insurance is a great help to many who need braces or treatment. Part of your treatment may also be covered by your dental insurance, depending on your particular situation. Our office will reach out to your dental insurance provider on your behalf to determine what they cover.

Milnor Orthodontics works with all major dental insurance companies including Delta Dental, Aetna, Cigna PPO, and United Concordia.

Family discounts are available as well for those who have more than one family member getting braces or orthodontic treatment at the same time. This can help families afford the cost of braces for more than one child or children and their parents.

Most orthodontists offer a complimentary primary consultation to examine your teeth and your need for treatment. It’s here that your orthodontist will form your treatment plan and let you know the investment cost.

What Do You Get for the Cost?

Braces can be a huge investment for some and many may be wary of paying that much money for them. Money is one of the biggest detractors for people when considering braces but it doesn’t have to be. With different kinds of payment plans and insurances, braces can be more affordable than ever.

The cost of braces is also worth the end results of your treatment. After braces, your teeth will be much healthier and you will be able to take much better care of them. Crooked teeth and poorly aligned bites can make it difficult to clean all of your teeth well. Straight teeth allow you to get in their easier to brush and floss every single one more effectively.

Braces can also boost your self-esteem. If you are self-conscious about your teeth and your smile, braces can help fix that. You will want to show off your straight teeth all the time after braces and not feel afraid to smile.

Braces can have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself and how you feel around others. You should not let money keep you from finding that inner self-confidence that you have always wanted, especially when there are so many options for low payment plans.


Located in Fort Collins Colorado, Milnor Orthodontics is committed to helping patients achieve their perfect smiles with Invisalign or braces. To schedule your free initial consultation or learn more about treatment and payment options, call (970) 484-3214.

At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit milnororthodontics.com to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.