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Understanding the Investment in Your Child's Orthodontic Care

Understanding the Investment in Your Child's Orthodontic Care


As parents, we all want what's best for our children. This includes their oral health. For many parents, the thought of orthodontics can be daunting, especially when it comes to affording them.

However, orthodontics isn't just about getting a great smile; it's an investment in your child's oral health for years to come. At TenBrook Orthodontics, we understand these concerns and strive to make top-notch orthodontic care accessible and affordable for all parents. We're here to support you and your child on this journey to a happier, healthier smile!

The Costs Involved in Orthodontic Treatment

Learning about children's orthodontics can feel overwhelming, especially considering the costs. Let's break it down to make it easier to understand.

First, we'll start with the initial assessment. This first step is crucial since it helps the orthodontist understand your child's specific needs and tailor a treatment plan just for them. It's not just about numbers; it's about making sure your child gets the proper care they need.

Dr. TenBrook explaining a child's oral x-ray during a free evaluation

Next are treatment options. Most people are familiar with traditional braces. Over the years, clear aligners like Invisalign® have gained in popularity. At TenBrook Orthodontics, we also provide our patented T1 Braces and T-Clear Minis, designed to reduce treatment times and the number of visits to the orthodontist.

Finally, there's the retainer. Retainers hold the teeth in place after the treatment is complete. They are custom-made and worn at night while sleeping. Typically, retainers are included in the cost of treatment.

Each type of treatment has a different price, which can also be affected by the severity of your child's oral issues. The average cost of braces ranges from $3,000 to $7,000. But don't worry! In the next section, we have some suggestions for making orthodontics more affordable.

Parents should also ask their orthodontist about any additional costs. These costs can include additional repairs or replacements if an appliance breaks or gets lost. It's important to include these potential expenses when considering the overall cost of orthodontics.

At TenBrook Orthodontics, we strive to provide transparent pricing and affordable options to help parents make well-informed decisions and be prepared for any unexpected costs that may arise during treatments.

Understanding Your Payment Options

When it comes to paying for orthodontics, several options exist.

Dental Insurance: Dental insurance can be a big help. Check your plan to see what's covered. Many plans cover a portion of orthodontic care. This can make treatment more affordable and lower your out-of-pocket expenses.

Payment Plans: Your child shouldn't have to sacrifice their healthy smile due to financial constraints. TenBrook Orthodontics offers flexible payment plans that spread the cost over time, allowing for monthly payments that fit your budget.

FSAs and HSAs: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) can be used to pay for orthodontics. These types of accounts allow you to pay with pre-tax dollars. This can be a cost-effective way to cover expenses while taking advantage of tax savings.

The Real Value of Orthodontic Treatment

When considering the cost of orthodontics, it's helpful to look at the entire investment for your child. Orthodontic treatments often:

• significantly improve a child's oral health

• improve a child's self-esteem

• reduce the risk of dental problems later in life.

Orthodontic treatments are like investing in a home. While the upfront cost may seem significant, the long-term benefits far outweigh them.

A proud mother and son showing off his TenBrook T1 Braces


We understand that orthodontics is a big decision for your child's future. It's not just about creating a beautiful smile; it's about giving your child a lifetime of exceptional dental health and self-assurance.

We're here to guide you through every step. We aim to make your orthodontic journey as transparent and manageable as possible. With our innovative T1 Braces, we streamline the process, providing quicker results with less discomfort.

We're committed to making the highest quality orthodontic care accessible to all families because we believe every child deserves the joy of a confident smile! Schedule a free consultation today and learn more about financing treatments with TenBrook Orthodontics.

A young patient showing off her TenBrook Candy Braces

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