Many parents don't bat an eyelash at the thought of spending money on their children. No matter the reason, or even the amount, parents are willing to go above and beyond their means to give their child whatever they can. Although this giving nature is often found in parenthood, when it comes to parents themselves, sometimes the giving doesn't come so easily. This is especially true when it comes to orthodontic care, where adults are more cautious and often sparing in what they want to spend on treatment options.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the number of American adults over the age of 18 who wear some form of braces is about 1.2 million, or 20 percent of the total amount of orthodontic patients nationwide. The total amount has increased by about 875,000 patients, totaling 5.9 million since 1989.
"Adults are very careful. They are making the investment, and they want to make sure they are getting their money's worth," says Dr. Morris Poole, president of the AAO and a practicing orthodontist in Logan, Utah.
Upper Eastside Orthodontists offers a range of payment plans for patients to help manage their financial concerns while still getting the orthodontic care they need. Some of these include paying over time, insurance, credit cards and bank drafts. CareCredit may also be an option that works best for your financial situation. In addition, we offer a 3-5 percent discount for patients who are able to pay the total cost of their treatment in full at one time.
Learn more about your financial options for orthodontic treatment on our website. Schedule a consultation with New York City orthodontist Dr. Tanya Vaysman today to learn more about clear adults for braces and other treatment options.