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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
what isthe average cost of braces for upper and lower?
Thank you for your question. The average cost of full treatment ( Upper and lower ) varies throughout the US and Canada. In Ohio and elsewhere the range is dependent on the difficulty of the problem. If it is a two year treatment plan the fee is likely to be between $3500 and $4,000. Sometimes with children there could be a first stage which might be as low as $1400-$1600. Usually this is to meet certain objectives and will usually require another period ( hopefully shorter ) to finish the work when all the teeth have erupted. There are some problems which require orthodontics and surgery to resolve, so obviously these figure do not cover that scenario, as far as the surgery is concerned. Remember also when dealing with first stage treatment there is a lifetime maximum of insurance reimbursement which may be in the $1000.00 range.
Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University