Treatment costs

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

At the Carousel Orthodontic Centre and Margaret River Orthodontics, we want to ensure we give you the exact cost of your treatment. Why? Because treatment needs are different for each person and there may be multiple treatment options that you can choose from.

At your orthodontic consultation, we’ll be able to give you the accurate cost of your treatment based on an assessment of your orthodontic needs. Without this visit, we won’t be able to quote or even estimate your treatment cost.

What affects your treatment fee?

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

How much do braces and Invisalign® cost?

As stated above, there is no “one-size-fits-all” cost for orthodontic treatment. We strongly recommend booking a consultation so we can give you an exact quote for all the treatment options suitable for your unique case. 

Our fees for braces and Invisalign® treatment can range from $3500 for short, simple treatments (6 months or less duration) to over $9000 for very complicated cases. Routine 18 month treatments with braces or Invisalign® clear aligners for the upper and lower teeth will usually cost between $7500 to $8500. Your quoted fee covers the entire course of treatment including all appointments, appliances and retainers.

If both Invisalign® and braces options are suitable for you, you can choose which treatment you prefer without worrying about the cost. Our fees for Invisalign® treatment are roughly the same as our fees for traditional metal braces. 

Easy Payment Plans

At the Carousel Orthodontic Centre we offer flexible, interest-free payment plans. These enable 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 two and a half years from the time treatment commences.

Health Insurance

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.

Let’s break down your treatment costs!

Once you have selected a treatment for your specific needs and goals, you can use our helpful budget calculator to plan out your monthly, fortnightly, weekly, or paid-in-full payment options. We do our best to provide flexible payment plans so that a straight smile is affordable on any budget.

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