DD just had her first dental visit. Not only does she need four fillings (bad, guilty mummy here) but she'll probably need braces when she's older due to an underbite
So what's the approximate cost of braces? I figure I might start putting aside money now just in case
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12-07-2016 11:01 #1
Cost of braces
12-07-2016 11:05 #2
I would aim to save close to $10000
12-07-2016 11:10 #3
From my research for DS anywhere from $4k to $12k depending on the type you intend on having. But if you've got private health ins look into what will be covered by that
12-07-2016 11:12 #4Senior Member
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Cost of braces
It really depends on the type of braces you need. Metal braces will be less expensive that Invisalign, for example.
Orthodontists usually work on a payment plan also. I would not recommend paying upfront, because from experience things can be forgotten toward the end of treatment.
12-07-2016 11:18 #5
I would suggest going to an Orthodontist now if you haven't already been - sometimes a retainer at this age can rectify it as they can open up the space in the roof of the mouth and it somehow changes the bite - DS has had a retainer and we are now on the wait and see for braces depending on how his teeth sort out but he has fixed his bit and the small roof space.
12-07-2016 12:12 #6
My children all had braces. My oldest had them for many years, over 5 years. I paid a monthly account for all the work. It totalled thousands of dollars, for each child. If you can put at least $200 away each month, you will be some way towards covering the cost. I did not find Private Health Insurance was worth the bother. I would have paid more in premiums, than what I would get in return. I would look at making an visit to an orthodontist and getting some idea of when your child would need to start the work and an idea of the total cost. If you can do that ?? marie.
12-07-2016 16:36 #7
12-07-2016 17:01 #8
Sorry to hijack but at what age would you go and see the orthodontist? DD2 is 7 and will need braces but the dentist said not to worry for a few more years yet.
12-07-2016 17:38 #9Senior Member
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I have been quoted $13K for DS's braces when he gets them, but for him it includes having to have 2 implants because 2 of his front adult teeth simply don't exist. DS first saw the orthodontist when he was 5 as recommended by his dentist. Unfortunately for him at this point it looks like it won't be happening & he'll have to pay for it when he is older if he wants them fixed Private health insurance from when I worked out premiums etc a couple of years ago wasn't worth it for the limited amount you get back but as far as I know all orthodontists I've heard of offer payment plans over the period your child is expected to have the braces for
@BabyG4 - I would not be waiting a few more years - there is often stuff that can be started at an earlier age that can minimise time & effectiveness for braces, and I have also known of kids who have been told by dentists they will definitely need braces to avoid them completely by early intervention
Last edited by pointless1; 12-07-2016 at 17:40.
12-07-2016 18:18 #10
Thank you for that @pointless1 will book an appointment with the orthodontist.
I know plenty of people that had their own teeth fixed as adults, no harm in your DS doing the same when it's not affordable.
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