Dr. Jim Watson, a certified orthodontist in Houston, TX, is always finding new and successful ways to help his patients receive the treatment that they need without breaking the bank. If you’re thinking about getting braces for either your child or yourself, then be sure to carefully consider the cost. Today’s braces certainly aren’t cheap, and the current economic climate makes it hard on many families with a tight budget. However, there are many financial options to explore, and the team at Watson Orthodontics are experienced in helping their patients afford orthodontic treatment.

Payment Plans

To make your payments more affordable, ask your orthodontist if it’s possible to extend them beyond the removal of your braces. Many orthodontists like Dr. Watson are able to meet this request, and third-party financing through groups like Springstone Patient Financing or Care Credit are also available to help patients pay for their orthodontic treatment.

The Right Type of Braces

There are several orthodontic treatment options to explore, each with its own costs and benefits. And some methods work better than others for specific orthodontic issues (e.g., braces work more efficiently as the individual brackets adhered to the teeth allowing orthodontists to use a wider range of methods to move the teeth within the mouth). In contrast, clear aligner systems like Invisalign aren’t as effective in treating more severe malocclusions (the misalignment of teeth). There are advantages of Invisalign clear aligner trays however (i.e., the aligners are practically invisible to the casual observer, and they are removable, allowing you to eat whatever you’d like).

Dental Insurance

Make sure that you check with your insurance provider before you start treatment to be certain that you’re covered under your dental plan. It’s also possible to purchase supplemental orthodontic insurance if your current coverage isn’t right for you.

Initial Consultation

The best way to estimate the cost of a plan of orthodontic treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Watson. Early intervention in orthodontics can ensure a more effective and permanent treatment outcome. Once a patient’s orthodontic needs have been evaluated, you can then discuss the treatment options available, payment plans, and insurance coverage.

If you live or work in the Houston, TX area, and are in need of orthodontic treatment — but are concerned about the costs associated with braces, consider a consultation with Dr. Watson and the professionals at Watson Orthodontics. Contact us today!


Dr. Jim Watson and the team at Watson Orthodontics are experts in orthodontia. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, braces and/or clear braces in the 77429 zip code area: Cypress, Harris County, Houston, Spring, or Tomball, TX, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Watson, contact Watson Orthodontics at: 281.955.7612