It’s hard to put a price on the lifetime benefits of a confident and healthy smile, but the reality is the cost of orthodontic treatment is a consideration for many individuals and families weighing up braces.
The good news is, orthodontics can be much more affordable and attainable than many believe. So, here’s how we make orthodontic treatment accessible at Norwest Orthodontics.
The price of orthodontic treatment and braces depends on what treatment is required and the severity of the case involved. That said, as a general guide, traditional braces worn over an 18-month period usually cost between $5000 and $9000.
At Norwest Orthodontics, we appreciate that’s a significant sum to factor into the family budget, and it’s not one you would need to fork out in a single lump sum payment. Instead, we offer flexible payment plans, and here’s a rundown on how they work.
We believe the orthodontic process is about working with our patients. So, we’ve devised payment plans as part of this commitment to best-practice care.
From just $10 a day you can get premium orthodontic treatment on a flexible, interest-free payment plan. After your initial consultation, we provide you with an all-inclusive quote, so you know exactly what to expect before beginning treatment.
We understand that everyone has a budget, and we offer payment plans structured to your needs so that you can pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly installments over the course of treatment. We are flexible and willing to work with you to find a finance plan that best fits your budget.
What about health care?
Orthodontics is not covered under Medicare, but a portion of the fees may be covered by your private health fund. Each health care policy and provider has different provisions when it comes to orthodontics, so the best course of action is to investigate this with your private health care fund.
Some funds have waiting periods, others cover set portions of annual orthodontic fees, so do your research about the assistance that your fund might provide.
Budgeting for orthodontics
Just like a gym membership or magazine subscription, factoring the cost of orthodontics into your weekly budget ensures funding it is manageable.
If you’d prefer not to utilise a payment plan, set aside a portion of your disposable income each week to put towards ongoing orthodontic costs.
As we mentioned earlier, we’ll provide you with a quote at the outset of your treatment, so you can factor in the ongoing expense of achieving a winning smile.
A worthwhile investment
A beautiful, healthy smile is an investment that repays you throughout life. Ultimately, it creates greater self-confidence and allows for better ongoing oral care. The upshot is, an investment now will offer a return long into the future.
About Norwest Orthodontics
Norwest Orthodontics specialises in helping you achieve a great smile, no matter your age. We feature a range of orthodontic treatments that span from early intervention right through to remedial adult work.
We also have a suite of treatments available that include discrete, removeable Invisalign braces, and welcome the opportunity to work with you to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.