Dental 266 is committed to providing an affordable braces cost in Sydney for our patients. In order to give you an accurate estimate of your orthodontic treatment, it’s important that you have a thorough consultation with your dentist first so that he or she can evaluate your smile and present you with options that suit your needs. Not only are orthodontic braces important for facial aesthetics, straight teeth are also much easier to keep clean and free of decay.
How Do Orthodontic Braces Work?
Braces are used to straighten misaligned jaws and crooked teeth. They apply gentle pressure that repositions the teeth. You will need to make regular visits to your dentist to have your braces tightened because, as your teeth move into the correct positions, the pressures on the wires will need to be adjusted.
Orthodontic braces can assist with straightening:
- Bite problems such as under-, over- and cross-bites
- A misaligned jaw
- Teeth that are crooked, crowded or irregularly spaced.
How Much Do Braces Cost In Australia?
When you make an appointment at Dental 266, your dentist will take a detailed medical history from you, as well as a series of x-rays and digital photographs. The condition of your teeth and gums will be addressed and you will discuss how you feel about your smile and if you have any concerns.
Based on the outcome of this discussion, your dentist will be able to present you with a treatment plan that will detail the duration of your treatment, the type of orthodontics that will best suit you and the associated costs.
Your teeth braces cost will include all the visits you will need to make to your dentist for adjustments, and the cost of your orthodontic appliances.
Because every patient is different, there isn’t one official price for braces. Each patient’s final cost is slightly different. Smile.com.au has published the findings of its National Dental Fee Survey from 2017, where treatment plans were quoted on 18 month periods.
While the figures are not definitive, they do give you an idea of what sort of budget to expect.
Metal braces can cost in the region of $4500 to $8000, with ceramic braces a little higher at between $5000 and $8500. A single arch of lingual braces can cost approximately $7500, with a full treatment approximately $12500. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign was quoted at between $4500 and $9000.
Why The Difference In Price? How Does It Affect Treatment?
A few decades ago there weren’t alternatives for people who needed braces and traditional metal braces were not very popular. They were uncomfortable, very noticeable and quite expensive.
Traditional metal braces
Thanks to advances in dental technology we now have a range of options to cater to both adolescents and adults. The traditional metal braces have been significantly improved, and are nowhere near as noticeable as they used to be. They are still currently the most cost effective option for orthodontics, and are still widely used.
Ceramic braces are a bit more expensive than metal orthodontics. They are the same size but their brackets are clear so they are less visible to other people. They are suited to patients who are more self-conscious about how they look wearing braces but they need excellent care to stay stain-free.
Lingual braces are worn the back of your teeth. They work just like metal braces but other people can’t see them. Wearing them on the inside of your teeth makes keeping them clean more difficult and they take a bit more getting used to.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing invisible removable aligners that you change every two weeks. As your teeth move into position, they need to be adjusted by wearing a new set of aligners.
Invisalign is popular because they are invisible and because they can be removed when eating and drinking. This is important to keep them from staining. Invisalign can only be worn by adolescents and adults.
The cost of orthodontics usually spans an 18-month treatment plan, during which you will work closely with your dental practitioner to ensure your desired results. The cost of your orthodontics enables you to
- Have straighter teeth that are easier to keep clean
- Have fresher breath
- Reduce the wear and tear caused by crooked teeth
- Chew with greater comfort
- Places less stress (or discomfort) on the joints in your jaw
While it is possible to have orthodontics at most stages of life, provided that you are free of gum disease, the earlier you have the treatment, the better the outcome. Some patients delay treatment to much later in life and while there are more discreet options available today than ever, straight teeth are more likely to remain free of decay because they are easier to clean.
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