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    Default How much do braces cost?

    I'm just getting invisilign braces put on next week. It's cost 7500 and get 2000 back from private health

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    Default How much do braces cost?

    Mine were $4800 3 years ago and I think I got about $1000 back from private health. I also had to have $5000 worth of dental work done before the braces could go on (8 teeth out)

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    Quote Originally Posted by myfirstbub View Post
    How much do braces cost with or without private health? Is any covered by medicare?

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    We have paid $1800 for DS2's braces and Orthodontic work. He's had top and bottom braces and now wears a retainer at night.

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    We have paid 0. We are going through the public orthodontist. Dd2 is in her 5th year of treatment. So For she had many many set of double plates. Expansion plates. Currently she has top and bottom braces and will get the last few teeth ringed in preparation for her first in a series of surgeries late this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    We have paid 0. We are going through the public orthodontist. Dd2 is in her 5th year of treatment. So For she had many many set of double plates. Expansion plates. Currently she has top and bottom braces and will get the last few teeth ringed in preparation for her first in a series of surgeries late this year.
    Thank you for posting this - I was told at the end of last year that DS needed braces but have avoided making an appointment with an orthodontist for him due to the cost of the initial appointment let alone braces. I had no idea that the dental hospital did orthodontical work but feel much better knowing I can organise a referral from the public system (& somewhat grumpy with the dentist that saw him who declined to tell me that was an option)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    We have paid 0. We are going through the public orthodontist. Dd2 is in her 5th year of treatment. So For she had many many set of double plates. Expansion plates. Currently she has top and bottom braces and will get the last few teeth ringed in preparation for her first in a series of surgeries late this year.
    How did you get onto this?

    I have a pension card as a single parent, so the dentist I see is the hospital dentist, they're 5th year dental students, I assume the orthodontist you see are similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointless1 View Post
    Thank you for posting this - I was told at the end of last year that DS needed braces but have avoided making an appointment with an orthodontist for him due to the cost of the initial appointment let alone braces. I had no idea that the dental hospital did orthodontical work but feel much better knowing I can organise a referral from the public system (& somewhat grumpy with the dentist that saw him who declined to tell me that was an option)
    We went through the school dental van.
    There problem has to be certain level. It can't be pure cosmetic.

    Quote Originally Posted by preggasaurus View Post
    How did you get onto this?

    I have a pension card as a single parent, so the dentist I see is the hospital dentist, they're 5th year dental students, I assume the orthodontist you see are similar?
    No she is not a student. We haven't seen a student orthodontist. She is a specialist paediatric orthodontist. She is the head of her dept. We having been seeing her for more than 5 years. We have seen one student cosmetic surgeon.

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    This thread is from years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    This thread is from years ago
    It is. I thought our current situation my help someone so I thought I would share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    We went through the school dental van.
    There problem has to be certain level. It can't be pure cosmetic.
    I read that in their information - definitely isn't pure cosmetic for DS - was told that braces will be essential for preservation of what adult teeth he has, but will also move teeth around to compensate for front adult teeth that are non existent so that part won't be a problem


 

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