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Braces Cost Calgary | What You Need To Know

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Let’s talk about what braces cost in Calgary! Dr. Jen and Dr. Dena from Impact Orthodontics understand that affordability is a significant factor for patients, and they aim to provide clarity on this issue.

By offering flexible payment plans, assistance with insurance benefits, and a commitment to finding solutions within each individual’s budget, Dr. Jen, Dr. Dena, and their team strive to make orthodontics accessible to all.


Orthodontics: More Affordable Than You Think

Many individuals worry that the cost of braces in Calgary (or Invisalign) is too expensive, causing stress and hesitation before seeking professional help. However, it is essential to understand that orthodontics (metal braces or clear aligners) can be affordable for everyone.

At Impact Orthodontics in Calgary, financial constraints should not prevent anyone from achieving a healthy and confident smile. We make braces affordable.

It is impossible to tell you exactly what treatment will cost without seeing your teeth and bite.  

To give you a rough idea, the range is $4000 to $15,000 (in line with the Alberta Dental Fee Guide).  The braces’ cost is directly related to the complexity and time required for the treatment.

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Flexible Payments:

Contrary to popular belief, orthodontic treatment does not require upfront payment. While paying in full is an option, most of our patients opt for payment plans.

These plans allow you to spread the cost of treatment over several months, making it more manageable for your budget. The best part is that we do not charge any interest on these payments (many orthodontic offices do, so be sure to check), ensuring you can focus on your treatment without worrying about additional financial burdens.


No Large Down Payment Required:

Another concern that patients often have is the requirement of a substantial down payment. At Impact Ortho, we understand that not everyone can afford a large upfront payment. So, we don’t have to make any such requirement. Our minimum required down payment is $150.

Instead, we are happy to split your payments into equal installments over a period that suits you best. Whether it’s 24, 30, or 36 months, we will work with you to find a payment structure that fits your financial situation.


Assistance with Insurance Benefits:

Understanding your insurance coverage can be confusing, but we are here to help. While it is beneficial if you have already spoken to your insurance provider before visiting our office, we can assist you in determining the extent of your orthodontic coverage. If your insurance covers a portion of the treatment cost (metal braces or clear aligners), we will directly handle the billing process, reducing out-of-pocket expenses.


Surprisingly Affordable:

Many patients who visit Impact Orthodontics are pleasantly surprised by how affordable orthodontic treatment (metal braces or clear aligners) can be. We aim to alleviate any concerns about the impact (pun intended) on your family budget.

Dr. Jen and Dr. Dena and their treatment and financial coordinators will work closely with you to create a payment structure that suits your needs. With monthly payments as low as $150, we are confident we can find a solution that fits your budget.

You do not need to be stressed about the braces cost Calgary.


Who Should Be Visiting An Orthodontist?

The most common reason to see an orthodontic specialist is to transform crooked teeth into straight teeth. This can be done with traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, clear braces, clear aligners, or 3D printed custom brackets.

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The Canadian Dental Association recommends all children have an orthodontic consultation by the age of 7. Many orthodontic problems can be identified at this age, and a plan can be made for future treatment.

Not all orthodontic problems require treatment after all baby teeth have fallen out. Certain orthodontic problems are best treated when adult and baby teeth are in the mouth.


Free Consultation

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Your initial consultation is free at Impact Orthodontics if your child is under the age of 20.

We will complete an orthodontic assessment, cover all treatment options (metal braces, clear braces, clear aligners, expanders, etc.) provide a treatment plan, and discuss financing options if treatment is recommended now.

At this consultation, we take x rays and photos of the teeth and face, a 3D scan (picture) of the teeth, and can show you what your brand new smile will look like using our computer simulation.

Most patients will spend 1 hour in the office for this free consultation appointment, leaving with abundant knowledge about teeth and bites. This will reduce stress and/or worry about braces for your children and family.


Transparent Pricing

We pride ourselves on transparency. There will never be additional fees or hidden fees added to your treatment plans. Our orthodontic fees are all-inclusive so you can stop worrying about what charges may be in the future.

Getting braces for misaligned teeth should be straightforward. At your appointment, we will ensure costs are thoroughly explained so that you feel good about what you will pay and what your benefits will pay.


The Benefits of Proper Alignment

Braces (metal braces, traditional braces, Invisalign) work to get crooked teeth into the desired position for a beautiful smile and a functional bite.

We are asked all of the time if braces are simply for esthetics. The answer is always no. Straight teeth do look good, but they also bite together better. There is always a functional benefit and an appearance benefit when we move teeth.

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Traditional metal braces moving adult teeth or baby teeth into proper alignment also makes teeth easier to keep clean. Oral hygiene is improved, resulting in fewer cavities and less gum disease. If you want to keep your permanent teeth for your entire life, this is important.

When considering family braces, it’s essential to weigh the costs against the potential benefits for each family member.


Do Braces Hurt?

Traditional braces (metal brackets) are uncomfortable for the first few weeks. At Impact Ortho, we offer our patients a dental pain eraser. This device takes away the uncomfortable feeling that teeth get when they are moving.

The dental pain eraser can be used on an individual tooth or multiple teeth as we straighten them with brackets into your ideal smile.

We also provide you with wax to cover over edges that are rubbing on the lips, cheeks and gums during treatment.


Do Braces Cause Speech Problems?

A common question when teeth are being treated to straighten them and improve the smile is about speech and the tongue. Most children do not have issues speaking during treatment.  


Most of the appliances that we use are small and the mouth adjusts quickly.

We may ask your child to talk out loud a lot for the first few days to get the tongue adjusted. A combination of practice and patience will usually do the trick.


What Comes After The Braces?

The short answer to that question is retainers. Retainers are used to hold your teeth in place after they are moved. Everyone that has any kind of tooth movement will be given retainers.

They can be made of clear plastic, coloured plastic or a combination of plastic and metal.

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Many parents wonder if family braces are worth the investment for their children’s dental health. This is why one of the most commonly searched-for phrases on Google is “braces cost Calgary.”

Affordability should never be a barrier to achieving a beautiful smile. At Impact Ortho, we understand the financial concerns associated with orthodontic treatment and strive to make it accessible.

By offering flexible payment plans, eliminating the need for a large down payment, assisting with insurance benefits, and participating in all government funding programs, we ensure that cost is not a deterrent to receiving the care you deserve.

You will have all treatment options in your treatment plan, we will forward all x rays to your dentists office, and you will see how affordable braces can be.

Please reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you find an affordable orthodontic solution that fits your budget.

Learn more about Orthodontics from some of our other articles!

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