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As heading asks, how much did you pay for your child’s braces. thanks! 

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TheGreenSheep

We paid $6900 for braces at the orthodontist. 
 

I know from previous threads there is quite a big difference from city to city as well as orthodontist to dentist. What we paid is the going rate outer Melbourne.

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tassiekiwi

Hmmm, time to start saving. We have 2 girls that will need braces soon.

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literally nobody

Im in Brisbane and was quoted  $7640 today. 

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Anyway...

Sorry only in here as this made me laugh! 

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born.a.girl

About $5k in Melbourne about 12 years ago.

 

We got $2.5k back from PHI so wasn't too painful over the several years.

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literally nobody
34 minutes ago, Anyway... said:

Sorry only in here as this made me laugh! 

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what’s funny, did i miss something? lol

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Expelliarmus

Around 6 and a half grand. 
 

3 times. 

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Green Sage
52 minutes ago, Anyway... said:

Sorry only in here as this made me laugh! 

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That gave me a laugh too. And I will laugh every time literally nobody comments on a topic now. 
 

DH had Invisalign for about $6k I think. Hard to remember cause it was all camouflaged in health insurance rebates and payment plans.

 

25 years ago my braces were about $3k. So I’d say that’s around $10k these days. 

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-Emissary-

I paid about $5k approximately 6 years ago (wow it felt like yesterday since I’ve had them..)

My dentist offered a payment plan. An upfront payment and then $150 per month so made it quite affordable. 

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foofoo

In Melbourne last year we paid $7700.  DD only ended up having the braces for 9 months instead of the expected 18  months and we got a refund of a few hundred dollars.

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rjflc69

Brisbane, treatment started 2019 $6927 (with a slight discount for being repeat customers - not the same child) 

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ImperatorFuriosa

$7,450.

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Arthur or Martha

$8 500 in Ipswich Qld.
How ever health fund paid $3 000.

 

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humphreybear

In Sydney about $9k. Ceramic brackets on the top, metal on the bottom. Looking at 2 years treatment. Invisalign would have been similar but ceramic was a bit more  

Still have two more sets to come (same treatment).  

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dadwasathome

DS17s were $10k (Sydney) finished a couple of years ago Jaw as well as teeth

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hills mum bec

DD is getting hers next month and will be around $7000 which includes a discount because she previously had a expander that cost about $1200.

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FuzzyChocolateToes
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Our orthodontist charges $8000 for upper and lower. The other orthodontist in the area charges $10,000! Doesn't hurt to get a second opinion if it seems expensive.  

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coolbreeze

Regional Victoria.

We paid about $6500 for traditional braces about 2 years ago for my dd. Plus about $1000 for teeth extraction (4 in total in chair)

We got $2000 back from health fund.

Here teeth were pretty straggly and crooked prior. So happy she had them done. Her teeth look amazing now!!

CB

 

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lotsofbots

Twin one had his in 2018 came off last week, $7800 (NSW) regional

twin two on  2018, expander 2017, expander $2000, Braces $7800 still on.

we paid up front but were offered instalments 

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amdirel

Quoted about $8k for DS1. Hence he does not have any...

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Expelliarmus

Forgot to say I think it’s about a grand more now but we got discount for multiple patients for the second two sets. 

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Julie3Girls

Quoted around $7400 for expander plate and braces (estimated 18-24 months of braces,  plus follow ups afterwards, currently at 2.5 yrs of follow up appts)

Got a discount for paying up front. 5%?

Additional discount for 2nd child. 5%

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Threetwoone

6'700. Includes retainer and care for 4 years I think. Still deciding but we will use the payment plan.

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jessa86

We just got a quote for DS12 for just over $7000, private health will pay $2500. DS10 needs them as well, we are just waiting for his last few baby teeth to fall out. So that will be another $7000. 

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