Prices for orthodontic treatment vary considerably depending on the type and degree of treatment required. In some cases, a first phase of treatment is required. If this is the case, we will endeavour to keep our fee to a minimum to help families that need to correct critical clinical issues early in a child’s life.
However, the majority of patients who have first phase treatment will require further, definitive orthodontic treatment. This usually entails fixed upper and lower braces averaging anywhere between $6,900 and $8,000. Complex cases may even involve the use of bone pins to act as anchors helping move teeth. These extra procedures may start at $1,500 depending on degree of difficulty of the case.
- Price: $1,800 to $8,000
- Health Fund Item No*: 881, 118
Types of Dental Braces
Orthodontic treatment involves fixing irregularities in the mouth for both aesthetic and health reasons. Dental Braces are an orthodontic treatment used to straighten and improve the alignment of the upper and lower teeth. They have been used for centuries, but the world of orthodontics is changing all the time and patients now have a huge range of treatments to choose from, including:
- Fixed braces: The most common type of braces, these braces consists of metal bands that are cemented to the molars and metal brackets that are bonded to the enamel of the front teeth.
- Invisible braces: Invisalign braces are an invisible way to fix irregularities and they are cheaper than fixed or lingual braces. Unfortunately, Invisalign is not a viable form of treatment for some tooth irregularities.
- Lingual braces: These work in the same way as fixed braces, except that the wiring is fixed to the tongue, or the inner side of the teeth. This means that the braces are completely invisible from the outside. The downside is, you can expect a longer waiting time for them to be made, and they are more expensive than fixed and invisible options.
- Removable appliances: These are removable options for orthodontic treatment. These have to be removed for eating and cleaning. Often used in conjunction with fixed options to help maintain the positioning of the teeth.
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