The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Find the Right Orthodontist for the Best Braces Cost and Care


There are cases to be made for braces at every single age. They can straighten teeth for a more attractive smile, as well as correct major dental concerns, prevent later dental problems, and simply improve overall confidence. Whether in childhood or as an adult, the only way to know if braces are best is to see an orthodontist. Find out how to locate the right orthodontist and manage the cost of braces.

Select the Right Specialist

Orthodontists are dental specialists who focus on straightening teeth, improving the bite, and aligning the jaw. Your child’s pediatric dentist or your general dentist can refer you to an orthodontist if they think that care could help you. But if you’d like to compare different kinds of care—and answer that big question, “How much do braces cost?”—you may need to visit a few orthodontists to find the best fit for you or your child. Set up some initial appointments and consider these key factors:

  • Education and training of orthodontist
  • Years in practice
  • References from other patients or parents
  • Length of recommended treatment
  • Estimate of how much do braces cost, including follow-up expenses
  • Affordable braces payment options
  • Flexible hours that are convenient for you
  • Frequency of appointments
  • Number of orthodontists in the office
  • Warmth and friendliness of staff
  • Overall comfort of you or your child

Basic Braces Cost of Care

Keep in mind that how much braces cost in total depends on the patient’s personal case, the treatment type selected, and the location of the orthodontist. Your orthodontist will discuss all of your options for treatment, but the four basic types of braces are the traditional metal brackets, tooth-colored ceramic braces, lingual braces placed on the back of teeth, and invisible braces. While the ceramic and invisible braces may be more discreet, the traditional metal brackets are the most affordable braces. Fortunately, metal braces have been redesigned to be much smaller and a lot less noticeable than in the past.

Affordable Braces are Possible

The cost of braces may be covered by certain dental insurance plans, but if you lack this insurance and require financial help, there are two ways to manage how much braces cost.

The first is called CareCredit, and it’s simply a healthcare credit card that lets you finance various health procedures. It features exclusive financing options, convenient monthly payments, and it’s accepted by more than 175,000 U.S. providers.

Next, there’s a dental savings plan called DentRite® that provides substantial savings on numerous dental treatments. Everyone is accepted and usage is unlimited, plus there are different membership options for individuals and families. With these savings solutions, you can get affordable braces from the orthodontist you choose.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, 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 The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
Very friendly staff and no long wait.
Stephanie M.
I love going to see Brooke Henry. She always does a great job on my cleanings and always super friendly!
Angela L.
Dr kiser helped eliminate the pressure on 2 of my teeth and solved my problem. Thanks bunches
Erin B.
I needed 1day service, and Dr. Gasko and the staff made this possible. As usual, the Dental Center showed total concern for my need.
Beverlie B.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
If you need a dentist and are scared due to past experiences don’t worry, go to the dental center of Mishawaka and not only will your teeth look good and will show them off with a smile but […]
George K.
Pleasant staff.
Cora R.
I honestly feel like I’m treating myself every time I have an appointment!
Lisa B.
Dr Douglas is fantastic! He makes sure to take the time to get your dental work done precisely. Each time I go, I feel like I’m his only patient there. I feel comfortable in there care. They […]
BMoney B.
Staff is personal and friendly.
Lucy S.
Quick, fast, no-nonsense, friendly and competent help
Patricia B.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
I had an excellent experience due to the care I received. This Dental Center has the BEST STAFF! Everyone is always pleasant and keeps a positive attitude!
Beverly P.
The care and customer service here are top-notch. My hygienist, Heather, is careful, detailed, and thorough. She explains what she is doing every step of the way. I would recommend the Dental Center […]
Joel D.
The staff is the best.
Michael M.
My first visit was yesterday and my hygienist was great and even though the dentist only came to see me briefly, he was also very nice! I feel I was treated well and I will continue going back for […]
Jenny E.
Professional caring office!
Kimberly G.
Why didn’t I start going here a king time ago?? They’re friendly, professional & quick! Affordable too! Dr. Gasko is the best!!!!!
Nioaka W.
Extremely satisfied with the office and how caring everyone is. Excellent service.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Phone: (574) 285-0460
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