Costs and Payment Plans

It’s the first thing people want to know – how much does orthodontic treatment cost?

It’s important to understand that without a visit to see us for an examination, it is impossible to quote or even estimate the cost of someone’s treatment.

The treatment needs for each person are different and there may be multiple treatment options available. So, there is no set fee for orthodontic treatment.

Consider it like asking a builder how much it’s going to cost to renovate your home – the cost is absolutely dependent on the individual situation and the type of work needed, which they would assess on-site first before providing a quote. So, what might affect your overall treatment fee?

  • The severity of the presenting orthodontic problem.
  • What type of braces or aligners (Invisalign) are used and what other appliances are needed before or during the braces process (if any).
  • How long treatment is expected to take to complete and how many appointments are required.
  • The complexity of the treatment.
  • The need for other specialists to provide collaborative treatment (eg Jaw Surgery).

As a rough guide, when it comes to traditional, routine top and bottom braces (the most common course of treatment for adolescents), anywhere between $6,000 and $8,000 for a standard 18 month treatment plan can be expected. Invisalign treatment or complex/lengthy braces treatments may be more expensive but short term, limited treatment options can also work out to be significantly cheaper. Exact quotations for all viable treatment options will be provided to you after your initial consultation appointment with one of our Orthodontists. You will know exactly what your financial requirements are well before you have to commit to any actual treatment.

At Carousel Orthodontics we are happy to offer flexible, interest-free payment plans that allow you to pay off the treatment as you go rather than in one lump sum payment. Treatment fees can be paid off via secure monthly direct debit payments for a period of up to 2 ½ yrs from the time treatment commences. Rest assured – we can easily customise a payment plan that best suits your financial needs!

If you have private health insurance including ancillary dental cover, you may be entitled to a rebate on a portion of the treatment fee. However, each health insurance policy is different so it is important to find out the expected rebate from your insurer prior to starting treatment.