Does Having a Bridge Increase the Cost of Braces?

Does having a lower jaw bridge complicate the procedure and cost for braces? What is the method to deal with the bridge?

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Bridges and braces

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Having a bridge usually does not increase the cost of braces.  In some cases it is necessary to section the bridge and reduce it to two independent teeth.  If this is necessary, a new bridge or an implant would needed after orthodontics and thus would entail another expense.

Seattle Orthodontist

Does a bridge increase the cost of braces?

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Although working around a bridge is more difficult it does not increase the cost of braces.  Invisalign makes treating patients with bridges much easier .... check to see if your case could be done with aligners!

Robert Waxler, DMD, MS
Saint Louis Orthodontist

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