Can you get free braces in NZ?
In New Zealand, dental services for children under 18 are free, although you will have to pay for orthodontic treatments such as braces. If you’re on a low income and you have a dental emergency, you may be able to get a Special Needs grant from WINZ to cover some of the cost.
How much does an orthodontic plate cost?
Orthodontic plates are generally much cheaper than braces. Treatment prices will vary depending on the patient, but a plate may cost anywhere from $800-$2500, whereas braces might sit somewhere between $2500 and $6000.
Can you negotiate with orthodontist?
Many allow patients to pay through monthly installments with no interest, and with some orthodontists, you can negotiate the fee itself. Some orthodontists will give a discount, usually 5 to 10%, if you pay the total in cash or with a credit card at the beginning of treatment.
Why is orthodontic treatment so expensive?
The intricate details of the brackets and the expertise of the orthodontist allow the teeth to move at the proper pace. Higher quality orthodontic materials also increase the price, and the quality of appliances used does significantly impact the results of your treatment.
What happens if you leave your braces on too long?
And just like anything over time, the longer you wear braces, the more chance you have of damaging them. Wires that snap and brackets that loosen can pose serious health risks, including choking and blood poisoning.
How much does an orthodontist charge for braces?
The costs of braces vary as the treatments are individualised and vary from one person to another. Some practices have extra costs and charge extra for invisible brackets… we believe in giving our patients options and charging a standard fee. So if you are choosing metal or clear brackets the same fee applies.
Do you have to pay GST for orthodontic treatment?
All prices are GST inclusive. All payments are required on the day of service. Payment can be made by EFTPOS, Visa , MasterCard or through Internet banking. Everyone’s mouths and treatment plans are different and so there is no set cost for the orthodontic treatment that you will require.
Can you get invisalign braces in New Zealand?
Almost all practices in New Zealand offer Invisalign at a much increased rate when compared to conventional braces, meaning higher treatment fees. Invisalign treatment is offered at a standard cost at Shakespeare Orthodontics – providing some of the most competitive pricing. Trust a specialist orthodontist to get it right!
Where can I get Orthodontics in New Zealand?
“Some bites mean there is a significant amount of wear on teeth… when there is a deep bite, gum around the teeth can be stripped away and teeth start wobbling around.” Otago University is the only place in New Zealand to train in orthodontics.