Thirty years ago, I had only one friend I went to school with that had orthodontic treatment. It was much less common for children to obtain the orthodontic treatment that they needed at the time. This is why many of our patients are adults today; treatment was less common, often because of affordability.
When orthodontic treatment is implemented at the proper time, treatment can be less costly than the dental care required to treat the more serious problems that can develop years later. Orthodontic fees have not increased as fast as the costs for many other consumer products. We want to inform each patient about their own individual needs and the cost involved, this is why we offer a complimentary exam to all patients.
Austin Family Orthodontics offers no interest financing and discounts for payment in full. Many people also have flexible spending accounts or insurance to help absorb the financial investment. Most budgets can afford the treatment they need. Ultimately, the long term savings, social and health benefits are priceless.