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Damon Braces Cost


How Much Do Damon Braces Cost?

 
 average costTypical Costs: $3,300-$8,500+ 
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Traditional metal braces use small elastics to attach the arch wire to the brackets on each tooth; Damon braces are a relatively new treatment method that doesn't require these, because the brackets themselves hold the wire in place. Damon typically cost slightly more than traditional braces, but use lighter wires, require fewer appointments and are considered more convenient.

Typical costs:

  • CostHelper readers report paying $4,995-$6,200 for Damon braces, with an average cost of $5,655.
  • Damon braces can cost $3,300-$8,500 or more, depending on the length of treatment (typically 18-30 months), whether the braces are on one or both arches, the complexity of the adjustment required and local rates. Prices usually include all appointments and at least one set of retainers after the braces are removed.
What should be included:
  • Damon braces are installed and supervised by an orthodontist, a dentist who specializes in moving teeth. A metal or clear bracket is attached to each tooth using a laser-etched pad (a patented bonding method), with an arch wire moving freely within those brackets. Although Damon braces don't use elastics to attach the wire to the brackets, they might require the use of rubber bands between the upper and lower arches. Just Orthotics provides a video demonstration[1] of the installation process.
  • The first few days after Damon braces are installed can be painful, but the discomfort does gradually lessen. A Damon brace wearer shares his personal experience in a video overview[2] .
Additional costs:
  • Most orthodontists' prices for braces cover everything that's needed, including periodic appointments and a removable retainer once the braces are taken off. However, some orthodontists have additional charges for the initial visit ($100-$200), dental X-rays ($10-$250), a set of retainers ($200-$1,000, depending on the type) and replacement removable retainers (typically $100 -$500).
Discounts:
  • The Smile for a Lifetime Foundation[3] accepts nominations to provide braces for low-income patients who cannot afford them without financial assistance.
  • Dental school clinics[4] may offer reduced rates for services by supervised students or faculty.
  • The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research lists tips for finding low-cost dental care[5] .
Shopping for damon braces:
  • Damon Braces provides a search tool[6] to find orthodontists who work with Damon braces.
  • Many orthodontists offer interest-free payment plans, with a down payment of 10%-33% of the total cost plus monthly payments spread out over the period of time the braces will be in place (usually 18-24 months).
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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External Resources:
  1.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbgYlKFNmQI
  2.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-rjcK-RtXA
  3.  www.s4l.org/NominateSomeoneforOrthodonticTreatment/tabid/156/Default.aspx
  4.  www.ada.org/267.aspx
  5.  www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/popularpublications/findinglowcostdentalcare/
  6.  damonbraces.com/
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