Patients can lower the cost of braces by getting quotes from multiple orthodontists, joining a dental plan, paying with cash, using a flexible spending account, applying for charity programs or visiting a dental school. ... More » Health Dental

As of 2015, more than 4 million people in the United States have braces, as reported by Humana. Although many people associate braces with children, 25 percent of those with braces are adults. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

For adult scoliosis, the preference is to avoid surgery, but braces don't work at this stage. Therapeutic exercises, medical treatments and patient education are the most effective alternatives to surgery, according to T... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Options for affordable braces include visiting a dental school, applying for government medical assistance and asking for a payment plan, according to KidsHealth. State Medicaid programs may cover the entire costs of bra... More » Health Dental

General dentists complete an undergraduate education and four-year dental school to earn a doctor of dental medicine or doctor of dental surgery degree, while orthodontists require an additional post-graduate education a... More » Health Dental

Options for finding dental care without dental insurance include participating in medical studies or charity events, finding low-cost dental clinics and visiting a dental school. In the event of dental emergencies, some ... More » Health Dental

To get less expensive dental care, look into alternative treatments, negotiate with the dentist, join a discount plan and get dental work done at a dental school, recommends WebMD. Some dental clinics or community health... More » Health Dental