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Double Trouble - 2007 & 2008
Amount: $13,600.00
Posted by: a user in Hamilton, MA.Posted: May 22nd, 2012 05:05AM
Type of Braces: Metal
Two of my children had braces at a cost of $6,800 each.I think there was an intitial fee of $100 not included in this price. They both had upper & bottem braces, wore head gear and had elastics. One of them had a daily adjustment spacer for the top jaw. My son received a permanant appliance for his bottem jaw and a clear plastic retainer for the top. No Isuues for him. My daughter,(1st one), received both upper & lower clear plastic retainers to be worn indefinately. She stopped due to comfort problems. I'm worried her teath are shifting. I'm looking into replacing the retainers with the metal type for her. I don't care for the molded plastic ones.
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Beautiful smile
Amount: $1,600.00
Posted by: L B Dye in Bakersfield, CA.Posted: May 9th, 2012 02:05PM
Type of Braces: Metal
I got my bottom teeth done, it covered all my appts. sometimes once a week, a retainer and whitening for all my teeth. very pleased and it took only 8 months, the only draw back is they are not very comfortable to wear especially when eating. they also provided all the waxed I needed.
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What a rip off but what can you do?
Amount: $4,750.00
Posted by: Out Of Money in pittsburgh, PA.Posted: May 8th, 2012 11:05AM
Type of Braces: metal
My daughter had $6000 worth of braces and her teeth have since shifted but are still fairly straight. My son has already had phase 1 costing almost $2000 and will start phase 2 now. My son's bottom teeth are straight but the doctor insists they need braces so the top and bottom meet correctly--he is probably right or he might just wants a new car that I am helping him buy??
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Fixed cost for braces - collusion, subsidizing?
Amount: $5,200.00
Posted by: Momofthree in Nashua, NH.Posted: March 27th, 2012 09:03AM
Type of Braces: metal or Invisalign
Cost for braces quoted for my son is the same amount my nephew paid & my son only has front teeth slightly overlapped, minor overbite (eval by 2 orthodontists). My nephew had braces on twice due to issues with his teeth. We are quoted the same price as my nephew, $6700 for treatment????
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crazy way to get braces!
Amount: $4,200.00
Posted by: freshmen in college who can afford braces with no family support! in Gilbert, AZ.Posted: March 23rd, 2012 09:03PM
Type of Braces: metal (both)
This all happened October 3, 2011..So I get a number from my dentist for an orthodontist. I called to make an appointment then GPS the location so I knew where I'd be going. The people didn't even know who I was or anything! So I knew I showed up to a totally DIFFERENT office. they set me up an appointment for that Monday. They tell me its going to be $4800 but they gave me a $600 discount! So I only owed $4200. I put $400 down that day to get them on then didn't have to pay till December! I now pay 159 a month for 24 months and that includes everything! My consoltation was free, retainer, treatment, everything included.! I pay all this out of my pocket...my insurance didn't cover it so I dropped them
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getting braces put on in 2 weeks
Amount: $5,680.00
Posted by: mom of son in rancho mirage, CA.Posted: February 17th, 2012 02:02AM
Type of Braces: top and bottom
14 year old son getting braces in one week. covers everything, including permanent retainer at end of treatment. getting traditional metal as they're better. my insurance doesn't cover. paying 2000.00 down and 200.00 payments over course of 18 months. it's an investment for life. got 2 quotes...went with the higher one because we liked the ortho....she's a professor at loma linda university school of dentistry too.
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Braces
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Terry in Oakville, On, Can in oakville, Other.Posted: October 17th, 2011 01:10PM
Type of Braces: metal
My son got braces. A few months into his procedure, one of his teeth starting going dark. Their explanation was the straightening may have damaged the nerve but could have been from a blow to the tooth which we denied. The braces are off now but he's had a root canal and crown on the tooth. He's obviously raised his pain threshold over something that we thought would benefit him in the end and questioned if he even needed braces to start with. Good luck trying to get the orthodontist to cover the extra work!
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Ridiculous cost
Amount: $6,200.00
Posted by: jimmiey in Greenville, SC.Posted: August 31st, 2011 12:08PM
Type of Braces: Damon & herpst appliance
Daughter has possible impacted upper tooth, overbite, estimate 30 month treatment, retainer included. No dental insurance, so out of pocket... expensive!
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Braces cost
Amount: $5,450.00
Posted by: Marley in Lawrenceville, NJ.Posted: August 17th, 2011 04:08AM
Type of Braces: Metal
No insurance, palate expander, for 15 yr old with a cross bite. 1,200.00 with 30 monthly payments of 141.00.
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Braces Cost
Amount: $4,700.00
Posted by: 28NJ.B.S.M.B.A in Somerset, NJ.Posted: August 7th, 2011 08:08PM
Type of Braces: Traditional Metal Braces
About $1,200 was paid by insurance. I have small teeth, big jaw bone and i press forward on my teeth when i swallow and spit... all this equals gaps, gap, gaps. I am on month 10 of 18 and see a hugeeeee improvement. I am happy with the results thus far and feel I paid a fair price and I really like my orthodontist.
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BRACES
Amount: $2,750.00
Posted by: lucifa in odenton, MD.Posted: June 28th, 2011 04:06PM
Type of Braces: Metal top and bottom
I thought the quote was high for regular braces, but the invasilign are the same price. My insurance will cover 2,000 and that price covers all visits and 1st retainer. After reading this site I feel better.
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Crazy High
Amount: $7,000.00
Posted by: Ariel in memphis, TN.Posted: April 26th, 2011 06:04PM
Type of Braces: metal and clear
im 17 my braces were 7000 out of pocket.clear on top metal on bottom.
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12 year old, one tooth misaligned
Amount: $3,700.00
Posted by: Sherhonda Lewis in Atlanta, GA.Posted: April 26th, 2011 12:04PM
Type of Braces: traditional (colored bans)
Military paid $1,500. total $5,200 This price includes inclusive-visits, x rays, molds, bands, braces, adjustment, equiptment, follow up, repair, removal, first set of retainers. Braces will be on for 24 months, 20% down payment of $680 monthly payment $127...will work with downpayment.
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36 year old Braces for crowding on the bottom, overlapping on top, & overbite
Amount: $4,900.00
Posted by: a user in Savannah, GA.Posted: April 1st, 2011 06:04PM
Type of Braces: Railroad--Traditonal Metal
I've had the braces for approximately 8 months and see big improvements. The estimated time to wear was 20 months, but it looks like the braces will come off after 13 months or so. I paid $500 down and the remaining are monthly payments of $185. The cost includes everything, xrays, molding, monthly maintenance, first retainer.
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Braces
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Wolf 1 in Oxnard, CA.Posted: March 20th, 2011 04:03PM
Type of Braces: Regular ceramic wired
Mine was supposed to be for 18 months, but I asked them to take it off after ten months because I noticed that the 2 teeth that I wanted to fix were already in place. I had to pay about 500.00 for early termination fee, so the total was 2,000.00 retainers included.
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Crossbite and crowding
Amount: $5,080.00
Posted by: MAL in St. Charles, IL.Posted: March 15th, 2011 12:03PM
Type of Braces: Damon Braces
My insurance covered $1000 but everything is included from consult visit with xrays to the final retainer!!! So far we are pleased.....looking forward to end the result in 18-20 months.
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Braces almost OFF at age 20
Amount: $1,550.00
Posted by: Someone who wishes their mom still paid for everything in Bakersfield, CA.Posted: January 28th, 2011 10:01AM
Type of Braces: Metal
Insurance covered $2,000 and "new" office opened in town had $1,000 off deal so only $1550 out of pocket.
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