When you come to Goodman Orthodontics, our entire team will make it our goal to give you the best adult orthodontic treatment in Manhattan. The initial consultation is free, and we will usually provide, not just a cost estimate, but the treatment fee at that visit. Many orthodontic offices charge upwards of $500-$1000 merely to walk in the door, only to be provided with a treatment option or cost for treatment that was not what a patient had in mind. Many of my colleagues feel that their time is valuable and offering a free initial consultation is unprofessional, but quite simply we want to help as many potential patients as possible, and since many seek more than one opinion, even modest charges for consultations might be a deterrent.
It’s unfortunate, but it’s probably no surprise – no part of the country has a greater range of orthodontic fees than New York City. At your high-end orthodontic offices, you’ll find some will charge you over $9,000-$10,000 for braces and over $11,000 for braces! You’ll rarely ever see anything near that price across the country – even from the best orthodontists in the country.
On the other side of the spectrum, there are some very low fees out there. These are typically high-volume offices with many doctors on the premises or general dental offices that lure patients with very low fees, but only provide a limited number of aligners or treatments.
At Goodman Orthodontics, we offer usage of the finest materials, our unparalleled expertise with Invisalign, and our large, well-trained staff with an average clinical experience of a whopping 15 years. With all of these advantages, you may think that we’d be priced on the high end of the scale, but we understand the need for affordable, high-quality orthodontics in the area, which is why we’ll do all we can to set ourselves apart by offering a fantastic, cost-effective adult orthodontic treatment in Manhattan.
In our office, the average case of moderately severe crowded teeth will range from about 5,800 to $7,800. Cases that are more challenging for our Manhattan Invisalign treatment or require a combination of treatment are typically charged $7,800 to $8,500. For minor shifting cases with Invisalign, we generally charge from $3,500 to $4,800. We base our treatment fee more on the degree of correction instead of the time in treatment.
Insurance and Orthodontics
Most orthodontic plans only cover between $1,000 and $2,000 maximum, which means that you’ll be reimbursed that amount by your insurance company. If your dental plan is a PPO and you choose to visit a participating provider, then the fee for orthodontic treatment with conventional metal braces should be reduced in accordance with the particular plan. However, they’re able to upcharge significantly for clear braces or Invisalign.
With the vast majority of dental plans, treatment with us will still entitle you to receive your full orthodontic benefit, but your fee will be our regular treatment fee as we’re not participating providers with any plan. If you seek out a participating provider, please be careful in determining an office’s entire fee, including records, retainers, appliance breakage fees, and broken appointment fees.
Based on an initial examination, your New York orthodontist, Dr. Goodman, can provide you with the various treatment options and then estimate the cost and length of those treatments. Dr. Goodman will spend all the time needed to answer any questions you may have. During your visit, we’ll set aside time to get started by taking records, which include study casts, radiographs, and clinical photos. If you have any follow-up questions after the visit is over, you can send them to us by email.
Contact Your New York Orthodontist Today!
If you have any further questions about our payment plans or insurance, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know. We’ll be glad to help you in any way we can. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with your New York orthodontist for efficient Manhattan, NY Invisalign and braces treatments, we encourage you to give us a call at one of our two convenient locations. Our Manhattan office phone number is (212) 688-4663 and our Riverdale office phone number is (718) 543-4300. We hope to hear from you soon!