Monthly breakdown of braces costs: is it worth it?
Dr. Todd Ehrler
Table of Contents
- Cost of Braces
- What Is Included?
How much should you set aside every month to pay for a better smile? The question seems straightforward, but unfortunately, it's not always easy to answer.
Braces pricing varies dramatically from one mouth to another, and some professionals tack on fees that add to your overall cost. Families that don't read the fine print could end up with unexpected bills that they struggle to pay.
Innovations in dental treatment mean you could emerge with a better smile with a monthly fee that's both reasonable and easy to understand.
How much do braces cost?
Most dental professionals discuss total pricing. Rather than quoting you a per-month fee, they'll explain the size of your total bill. A little math can help you break that big fee down into a monthly price.
Expect to pay about $6,000 for metal braces, experts say. Most people wear the devices for 24 months.
$6,000 / 24 months = $250 per month
Will insurance cut the cost? Delta Dental explains that the level of financial help will vary by plan, but it's common for dental insurance policies to include:
Imagine that your dental plan came with:
- Coverage for metal braces.
- $500 in deductibles.
- 50 percent copayments.
- A $2,000 maximum amount of coverage.
If your total braces cost is $6,000, you'll get about $2,000 of help. That cuts your remaining bill by quite a bit, but you will still have fees to cover.
$4,000 / 24 months = $167 per month
Byte’s monthly fee.
Aligner companies like Byte are different. These organizations use innovative technology to move teeth while eliminating pesky appointments and hidden costs.
Sign up for a better smile with Byte, and many pieces are included in one monthly fee. These elements are:
- A treatment plan that is designed and monitored by professionals.
- A series of aligners that will move your teeth to optimize your smile.
- HyperByte that gently vibrates your teeth to reduce pain and shorten treatment times.
- BrightByte for whiter teeth.
- Medical-grade retainers to protect your smile after treatment.
- A lifetime guarantee.
With BytePay, you'll have a bill of $83 per month for 25 months. You’ll pay an initial $249 deposit, and the payment plan comes with no hidden costs or tricky fees you didn't expect. Our financing comes with a 100 percent approval rating, and we can check your credit without impacting your credit score.
If monthly payments aren't right for you, choose to cover the total cost of $1,895 in one single payment. That's still remarkably less than the competition.
At Byte, we believe that a better smile shouldn't break your budget. And we don't believe in padding our pockets with unusual fees or unexpected costs. You'll get just what you paid for with Byte, and that's what you deserve.