what's the cost of your braces?

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felicia
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what's the cost of your braces?

#1 Post by felicia » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:54 am

I noticed that us, here in United States, rarely say how much we pay for the braces. Mostly is the people in England and Australia who are more open to talk about the costs.
I am in Phoenix, Arizona, my braces cost 6,440$, self ligating ceramic on top and self ligating metal on bottom, and my estimated time in braces is 2 years +/- 6 months.
So, I have 4 questions for anybody who wants to answer:
1. Where are you located? (city, state)
2. How much are you paying for your braces?
3. What kind of braces do you have? (ceramic, metal)
4. What is your estimated time in braces?

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#2 Post by ashesgap » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:59 am

1. Where are you located? Holloman AFB, NM
2. How much are you paying for your braces? $4000
3. What kind of braces do you have? Metal all the way.
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 18-24 months
While the cost of my braces is cheaper because of the smaller town, I'll be paying a lot more later for the implants to replace my Laterals. So it'll all even out in the end.
29 years old
2-18-10 baby canine pulled
3-15-10 got braces
12-22-11 Moving-SO EXCITED!!
1-2-12 Meet new Ortho
1-5-12 Begin finishing treatment
3-5-12 Canine Implants...dun dun dunnnnn
4-9-12 Deband!
I had braces for Two Years and TwentyFive Days
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#3 Post by gokix » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:09 pm

1. Harftord, CT
2. $4,750
3. Metal
4. 18-21 months

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#4 Post by Boohill » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:35 pm

1. Brooklyn, New York
2. $4,500
3. All Metal
4. 24 months
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#5 Post by wilson123 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:30 pm

1. Scunthorpe, UK
2. £2000
3. All metal
4. 8 - 18 months

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#6 Post by HelenUK » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:37 pm

Yorkshire, UK
Free (NHS funded)
All metal
estimated 2 - 3 years including surgery

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#7 Post by kilikena311 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:40 pm

1. Where are you located? Springfield, Ohio
2. How much are you paying for your braces? $4700
3. What kind of braces do you have? all metal, not SL or anything like that
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 18 months

I'm sure like most of you my retainers are included. Also if I end up going over the 18 months I'll have to pay a $40 fee at each adjustment. Hoping that doesn't have to happen.
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#8 Post by braced4secondtime » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:59 pm

-I'm in Edmonton, Alberta Canada
-If I remember correctly, my braces cost between $5500-$6000 plus the upper jaw surgery was another $3000 and then retainers will be another $400
-I have clear ceramics on the upper 6 front teeth and damons on all other teeth
-I was told 30 months in braces and I get them off in 2 weeks. It will have been 31 months
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#9 Post by appygirl82 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:31 pm

Portland, OR
$3,995 (I got $1,000 discount for paying in full before treatment started)
Self-litigating ceramic on top, metal on bottom
18-24 mos

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#10 Post by macgirl4ever » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:26 pm

1. Where are you located? Tampa Bay Area, FL
2. How much are you paying for your braces? $5,320 for entire treatment including records and retention (I pay $3,000 and my insurance pays $2,320)
3. What kind of braces do you have? Metal
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 18-24 months
Braced: 20 months March 2009-November 2010
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#11 Post by pigonthego » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:51 pm

Eugene, Oregon
$6800.00
Metal
18-20 months

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#12 Post by veevianz » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:53 pm

1. Where are you located? Malaysia
2. How much are you paying for your braces? $8000 for entire treatment 3. What kind of braces do you have? Ceramic (not self ligating)
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 18-24 months

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Location: Massachusetts

#13 Post by ChristyD » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:13 pm

1. Where are you located? Outside Boston, MA
2. How much are you paying for your braces? I pay $1900, insurance pays $1900
3. What kind of braces do you have? Metal uppers and lowers
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 14 - 18 months

I have Aetna DMO insurance - awesome! Orthos that accept this cannot charge more than $3800 for braces.

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#14 Post by amy » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:20 pm

1. Dallas, TX
2. $4480
3. Estimated ceramic and damon
4. 18 months (though a girl can hope for less)

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Location: Bay Area California

#15 Post by almost50 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:28 pm

1. Where are you located? Bay Area, California
2. How much are you paying for your braces? 7800 plus records
3. What kind of braces do you have? ceramic top, metal bottom
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 21-27 months

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