Can orthodontic treatment really save you money?

July 16, 2021

Cost is often the first thought that comes to mind when someone learns they need orthodontic treatment. It seems like a big investment and, oftentimes, the full spectrum of benefits may not be clear. What does it matter if teeth are a bit crooked? Or if they aren’t properly aligned? What many are surprised to discover is, not only does it matter, but opting for orthodontic treatment can actually save you money in the long run! Keep reading to learn how straightening your teeth can financially benefit you.

Straighter teeth are cleaner teeth.

Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean! As the American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO) emphasizes, it can be difficult to clean in between and around teeth that are crooked, increasing the risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. More dental problems means more frequent trips to the dentist for treatment, which means more dental fees. 

Correcting abnormal bites can prevent a variety of problems.

Sometimes the top and lower teeth and/or jaw don’t align properly, creating bite issues such as an overbites, underbites, or protrusion. An uneven bite may cause your teeth to wear down quickly in certain areas, causing tooth decay and/or requiring expensive treatments like crowns, bridges and implants. Abnormal bites can even cause a number of non-dental problems, including speech issues, headaches, and sleep apnea, any of which may require expensive treatment outside the dental office. Getting bite issues corrected early can prevent or treat these problems and save you money down the road.

Consider the long-term advantages.

While orthodontic treatment will certainly give you a more confident and healthier smile, it can also save you money. Orthodontic treatment is an investment that will benefit you for a lifetime. Along with accepting most major insurance plans, we have a number of flexible payment options available to help you make that investment. We offer in-office financing and accept CareCredit and HSA/FSA. In addition, members of the Smiles360 Dental Discount Club also receive 15% off orthodontic treatment!

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, keep in mind the long-term financial benefits that straighter teeth can offer. Want to schedule a free consultation? Contact us today!

American Family Orthodontics is a part of Mortenson Dental Partners.

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