Having your child fitted with braces can be a stressful experience for more reasons than one. Between childhood fears of the orthodontist, and uncertainty of what the procedure entails, sitting in the chair is often the last thing kids want to do.

Dr. Tanya Vaysman of KidsBracesNYC understands these fears. Working with parents and children, Dr. Vaysman is able to calm fears and lay out the procedure so everyone has a full understanding of what should be expected.

In addition to these fears, paying for treatment should be the last issue a parent should have to worry about. At KidsBracesNYC there are many payment options available to ensure care is effective and affordable. Payment options include paying over time, using dental insurance, automatic bank drafts and credit card payments. In addition, cash, checks, CareCredit and debit cards are also accepted. 

If a patient opts to pay for the treatment in full, there is a 3 to 5 percent discount available on the total cost as well. 

Keep the following three tips in mind when deciding on a treatment and payment plan:

  • Begin treatment early: Beginning treatment at an early age can help offset some of the costs. If an affected area is left untreated for a long period of time, it often becomes worse and requires more extensive care. The AAO recommends beginning treatment between the ages of nine and 14. 
  • Keep up with care: Orthodontic care begins with parents. Lead by example and schedule your own appointments too. Having your child watch your orthodontic care instills in them the importance of treatment for them, and creates a solid health-minded foundation.
  • Pick the plan that is best for you: Find a payment plan that is right for you based on your finances.

Learn more about braces options, orthodontic care and how to reasonably afford it all by visiting our website