Prior Lake Orthodontics Practice Shares Factors Affecting Cost of Braces

Published: Sat Jan 05 2013

How much does a set of braces cost?

This is a one of the most popular questions asked of Minneapolis orthodontists.

The cost of braces varies. An orthodontist in Burnsville may have a different price than a Prior Lake orthodontics practice. The average price of braces ranges between $5,000-$6,500 and can be more or less depending on circumstances.

"In some ways, shopping for orthodontic treatment is similar to shopping for home improvements," says Dr. Trudy Bonvino, a provider of Invisalign invisible braces. "It's not uncommon to get three estimates from painters that are different. It comes down to experience, materials used, and other factors similar to what we've identified among orthodontists."

A breakdown of factors affecting price are as follows:

1- Bracket choice
2- Whether the brackets are recycled
3- Arch wire choice
4- Wire bending by robot or by hand
5- Treatment time
6- Retainer choice
7- Boutique or a managed care practice
8- Orthodontist experience

It is important to remember that the choice of an orthodontist should be based on more than just price. The reputation of the orthodontist is also vital.

"It's a good idea to ask around for references," Bonvino says. "Don't be shy about asking friends, coworkers, family members or members of your church who provides their orthodontic treatment. It can help you gauge an orthodontist's reputation in the community."

The bottom line is orthodontic treatment is an important investment so thorough research is key.

Learn More

For more information about Cosmopolitan Orthodontics and Dr. Trudy Bonvino an orthodontist in Burnsville, visit the Cosmopolitan Orthodontics website, Cosmopolitan is located at 17757 Juniper Path in Lakeville, and 8310 C.R. 42 in Savage.

About Cosmopolitan Orthodontics

Cosmopolitan Orthodontics opened on June 4, 2009 in Lakeville, MN, followed by a Savage location a year later. The facility features the latest in orthodontic technology. It is designed to provide an outstanding experience for patients and parents.

Dr. Trudy Bonvino, the orthodontist on staff, is a Twin Cities native. She was drawn to a career in orthodontics because it combined her two greatest interests: art and science.

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