How much do braces cost in Sydney?

From the sands of Bondi Beach to the hills of Burwood Heights, adults and teens throughout the suburbs of Sydney are searching for orthodontic treatment options. Top of mind for many of them is how much braces cost. It’s important to note that there isn’t – and nor should there be – a set price for orthodontic treatment across the industry. Just like your treatment plan itself, the cost should not take a one size fits all approach from beginning to end.

What can affect the cost of braces in Sydney?

The cost of braces in Sydney can vary based on a number of factors. These may include the state you live in, the type of appliances used, your compliance and care throughout your treatment, and the duration of your treatment from the first consultation to your final retainer. We recommend always consulting a specialist orthodontist in Sydney and requesting a full quote so that you can have a better understanding of the costs involved before commencing treatment.

It’s important to note that the costs quoted in this article are indicative only. Your treatment costs should be personalised based on your treatment needs – there should not be a one size fits all response. They do not take into consideration short term or limited treatment options that may be offered by your orthodontist following a consultation.

Here is a rough guide to the cost of orthodontic treatment in Sydney, depending on the type of treatment you’re looking for:

What is the average cost of braces in Sydney?

  • Metal braces: $6000-$9000
  • Ceramic braces: $6500-$9500
  • Lingual braces: $9500-$15000
  • Clear Aligners: $6500-$9500

Metal braces

Traditional metal braces are still one of the most common and popular forms of orthodontic treatments in Sydney. As metal brackets and wires are fixed to the teeth for the duration of your treatment, you’re less likely to run into issues based on non-compliance with your orthodontist’s recommendations for care. Metal braces in Sydney may cost anywhere from $6000 – $9000 for a full 18-24 month treatment period.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces or invisible braces as they’re often known, work in the same way as metal braces, however, they use tooth coloured porcelain materials and elastics for a more subtle appearance. The cost of ceramic braces in Sydney can be anywhere from $6500 – $9500 for a full 18-24 month treatment period.

Lingual braces

Lingual (or ‘inside’) braces, unction in a similar way to traditional metal braces, however, the brackets and wires are placed along the inside line of the teeth making them virtually invisible when you speak and smile. They need to be custom-made for your mouth due to their close proximity to the teeth and snugly fitting design, so they may cost more depending on your treatment needs. Lingual braces in Sydney make cost anywhere from $9500 – $15,000 for a full 18-24 month treatment plan, depending on the complexity of the case being treated.

Invisible braces

Clear aligner treatment is growing in popularity. This form of treatment uses a series of clear plastic trays that have been designed to fit over the teeth and gently guide them into a new position. They often go by their brand names including Invisalign, ClearCorrect or OrthoCaps to name a few. This form of treatment is general only recommended for minor corrections as they may not be capable of performing more complex tooth movements.

They should always be administered and monitored by a specialist orthodontist as attachments or treatment changes may be required to ensure treatment is completed safely and correctly. The cost of clear aligners in Sydney can range from $6500 – $9500 for a full 18-24 month treatment period. Shorter, or more limited treatments involving only some of the teeth may cost significantly less.

How do I find a specialist orthodontist in Sydney?

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