Straightening crooked teeth is often a priority when you are younger. It is common to get braces as a child. Parents are the ones who generally are stuck with footing the bill, however. From numerous orthodontist appointments to the hardware itself, the cost of braces can add up. This video explains why braces cost what they do.

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Orthodontic treatment costs range depending on location and the exact experience needed. As stated in the video, treatment costs can span from $3,000 to $8,000. Fortunately, dental insurance can cover a portion of the cost depending on your provider. In addition to insurance possibly taking away some of the cost, most orthodontic offices also have payment plans for you to choose from. Depending on your circumstances, there are different levels of payment plans to best suit your needs. According to the video, the average monthly payment for these plans is between $100 and $200, which again is based on your location as well.