Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

Sensible Look at the Cost of Braces for Adults


Today, braces have grown up and are now worn by grown-ups everywhere. In fact, around one million Americans over the age of 18 are proudly wearing braces. But getting braces is a big decision, so ask your general dentist and discover these tips on affordable braces to see if they are best for you.

Why Adults are Getting Braces

Whether or not you had braces as a child, you can correct any dental concerns by getting them as an adult. By getting braces, you can even avoid many dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, speaking problems, headaches, and more. Plus, with so many adults wearing braces today, you can feel confident and comfortable while going through your treatment. If you’re still self-conscious, new advances have made braces smaller and less noticeable than ever before. Besides traditional metal, you can now get tooth-colored ceramic braces, lingual braces placed behind the teeth, or even invisible braces. Your dentist will discuss your options based on your health, needs, and budget.

What to Consider about Braces Cost

You’re probably wondering, how much do braces cost? The cost of braces will depend on the type you choose, your personal needs, and even the city where you receive treatment. If you have dental insurance, it may help with some of the braces cost, depending on your coverage. But if you lack insurance or need more assistance, there are simple solutions to getting affordable braces.

The Key to Affordable Braces

If worrying about the cost of braces is keeping you up at night, there are options you may not have considered. One is CareCredit, which is not insurance, but rather a credit card that allows you to finance healthcare treatment. Accepted by more than 175,000 providers nationwide, it offers special financing options not available with other credit cards, plus convenient monthly payments. Another possibility is DentRite®, which is not a form of insurance, but a plan that provides major savings on dental procedures. It offers unlimited usage and membership options for individuals and families. Best of all, no one is turned down. With these options, you can get affordable braces to improve your smile.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Allentown, call Gentle Dental of Allentown today at (610) 616-3593 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Allentown. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Allentown, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Allentown.

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Everyone was very kind and attentive to me. My appointment started not long after I got there and was quick and speedy. No problems at all!
Laura M.
Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
Lorrie R.
Competent, friendly and timely service.
Thomas M.
Dr Mark Menatola is excellent & his assistant Judy. They are the BEST!!
Denise B.
Before last week I had only ever gone to the same dentist since I was born. However, since they were only a pediatric dentist I had to stop seeing them once I turned 19 and had to find a new dentist […]
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friendly professional atmosphere.
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Felicia W.
They were friendly and worked with me on quickly getting the teeth i needed out taken out
Melissa L.
Very friendly staff and very accomadating to my dental needs. Thanks
Steve P.
This dental practice has been amazing. They are professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and was nervous about being reprimanded…nope all I […]
Cheryl O.
Experience was good, but everything simply met my expectations. A 10 would be a result of the office exceeding my expectations in a positive way.
Thomas C.
Convenient and friendly
Keith L.
All was done on time, on budget and relatively painless.
Thomas M.
Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
Kira W.
The person who cleaned my teeth was extremely sensitive and kind about my dental phobia.
Susan G.
Professional demeanor
Jean K.
We’ve been seeing Dr Minetola for 25 years. He’s very knowledgeable.
Becky C.
Great service, friendly staff, transparent procedures
Christian S.
The dentists and the staff are excellent at what they do.
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Everybody was very friendly and it was very clean.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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