Braces are so expensive!
I cannot afford any orthodontic treatment, right now.
These are just some of the common complaints of most people about getting orthodontic treatments for their teeth. As a matter of fact, some adults just totally skip the treatment thinking that their overall dental health will not be severely affected. Also, a tooth gap will not be as bothering as a tooth ache. Naturally, people will go to the dental clinic to have the tooth ache addressed first. It’s this kind of thinking that actually put one’s dental health at risk. There are more too crooked teeth or under bite than just aesthetics concerns. When the teeth are not properly aligned, it will apparently be harder to clean them, still leading to tooth cavity.
Simply put, orthodontic treatments are worth the price. There are variety of tools and procedures that an orthodontic treatment can address – and yes, it’s not just braces.
In Vancouver these days, orthodontic clinics are seeing a massive growth. Several clinics are now sprouting both in the city center and suburbs, making the service even more accessible to the residents. However, the city is not spared from expensive rates, especially because many of the clinics are ran by the veteran orthodontists of Canada.
What You Are Actually Paying For
Speaking of veteran orthodontists, the price of braces and other orthodontics are actually primarily influenced by the services and specialty being rendered to do the job. This is contrary to the usual belief that the brackets and wires of the braces per se are expensive. Naturally, braces require more effort and time to put and maintain. It is already expected for any orthodontic clinic to use the highest quality of materials, since doing otherwise will only do more harm than good to the clients. With this, it is truly safe to safe that a huge bulk of what you’re paying for in an orthodontic treatment is the on-going services that can run for up to two years or more. This is also the reason why retainers are more affordable than braces, because the former apparently require lesser maintenance or clinic visits.
Despite the expensive rates, there’s also a reason why so many people in Vancouver still visit their nearest orthodontic clinic. Almost all clinics offer flexible payment arrangements, which allow parents and other clients get the service they need. The most common type of payment among Vancouver orthodontic clinics these days is the open-payment. In this set-up, the orthodontist will offer an installment payment for the service, which will be paid every clinic visit. In some clinics, the full amount can be accomplished in a specified number of months, while other clinics can also extend the payment scheme up until the service is done.
Other payment options to make the expense lighter include third party credit cards, personal loan, and in-house payment arrangements.
All these arrangements have made orthodontics services in Vancouver more accessible and affordable.