Crooked teeth are a problem for many people, sometimes teeth begin to misalign as a person grows, other times they are the result of an accident. Either way, crooked teeth can contribute to lowered self-esteem and even prevent people from achieving their full potential within their career.
There are a number of procedures available to effectively straighten crooked teeth. These include:
- Tooth recontouring
- Veneers and crowns
- Clear braces
- Interproximal recontouring
- Anterior lingual braces
Some of these procedures can be provided instantly to straighten crooked teeth and provide you with a confident and radiant smile that you’ll love forever.
This 25 year old patient was not happy with her upper four front teeth being crooked. She wanted them straightened but did not want braces or to wear invisalign realigners.
Solution: Whitening and four upper veneers to straighten her teeth. This treatment took two appointments, ten working days apart.
View more before and after results of 13 teeth straightening cases.
How much do braces cost?
There are many variables when it comes to the cost of braces. Common variables are;
1) Is the treatment upper, lower, or upper and lower braces?
$3,500 to $5,000 for a single arch, upper or lower.
$6,000 to $11,000 for both arches.
2) How complex is the case?
$3,500 for a simple case, to $11,000 for a more complex case. Lingual braces are generally more costly, they can range from $3,500 for a lower case to $16,000 for a more complex case. Usually, Invisalign (clear aligns) are more popular with recent advances in clear aligner technology.
3) Type of brackets, from metal, clear/ tooth coloured, ligature brackets (rubber bands to hold the arch wires), self ligation (doors to hold the arch wires), and brand of brackets can alter the cost. Generally, clear brackets are more expensive then metal and self-ligation is more expensive than conventional brackets.
4) The position of the brackets on the teeth can affect the cost of treatment. Conventional brackets, where the brackets are attached on the outer surfaces of the teeth are cheaper then lingual brackets where the brackets are on the inner surface of the teeth.
Lingual brackets cost as little as $3500, to $16,000 for a complex case.