Fees and insurance
American teeth are notoriously expensive, and dentists are one of the highest income occupations in the United States. Generally speaking, the cost of a big city will be higher, and doctors with better word of mouth and higher rankings will be more expensive. At the same time, according to the patient’s dental health, patients who need tooth extraction need to pay for the tooth extraction separately. The bite is seriously different, and the cost of wearing the braces is higher. The general clinic will have a discount of about 10% if you choose to pay the fee in one lump sum.
The average price of wearing braces in the United States given by Oralb.com is about this level: • Metal braces: $3,000 – 7,000• Ceramic braces: $4,000 – 8,000• Tongue braces: $8,000 – 10,000• Invisalign : $4,000 – 7,400
Orthodontics is a beauty category and is generally not covered by general health insurance (美国医疗保险). Parental health insurance can generally cover the orthodontics of children under the age of 18, while adults need to purchase professional dental insurance. There are two types of insurance that need to be used in the orthodontic process. Medical insurance can help cover the tooth extraction. Ordinary dental insurance uses tooth cleaning. There are special orthodontist braces in the braces. You can cover part of the cost and the lifetime payment limit is mostly Between $1500-$3000.
When you study in U.S. (also known as美国留学), some school may require you to buy health insurance, even some dental or vision plans through school system. However If you have graduated from school and luckily win the H-1B lottery (h1b抽签), and work under h1b visa (also known as (美国h1b签证) or applied green card（also known as 移民排期, you will have to choose your own insurance plan, such as huhu insurance (also known as 虎虎保险).If you want to correct your teeth, you will have to buy a good teeth plan since it could cost you a lot.