For those who have the irregular alignment of the teeth, braces are dental devices used to align teeth correctly so that patients can get beautiful smiles, comfortable bites and clear speech.
However, the dental specialty that covers braces is called orthodontics, and in South Africa, due to the cost of the appliances and specialized nature of the treatment, the price of braces goes between R5,500 6and R50 000.
Estimated Costs of Orthodontics
The estimated cost of orthodontics from consultation to the actual alignment are:
- First consultation, x-rays, diagnostic photos & treatment plan – R 2 600
- Outside or labial braces – R25 000
- Inside or lingual braces – R42 000
- Optional tooth-colored brackets – R2 800 (upper) or R1 800 (lower)
- Post-treatment x-rays, photos & retention appliances – R2 900
Types of Braces
We have different types of braces for tooth alignment, they are:
- Metal or Ceramic braces with brackets bonded to the teeth
- Ceramic braces
- Invisible Braces
- Lingual braces
- Inman Aligners
- Friction-free Damon braces
Conditions that require Orthodontic Treatment
The following are conditions that require Orthodontic Treatment
When there are too many teeth for space in your mouth, you need Orthodontic Treatment.
In this situation, the upper front teeth are too far forward – they stick out over the lower teeth.
Here the lower teeth are too far forward, or that your upper teeth are too far back.
- Open Bite
You may have problems with the space between your teeth when they bite together, either between the front or the side teeth.
Your upper teeth don’t come down slightly in front of your lower teeth when you are biting together normally.
Your teeth have gaps between them, perhaps because some teeth are missing, or that your teeth just don’t fill the space in your mouth.
Braces Cost in Rands
The price of braces in rands can range from R6 000 to R25 000 for children and R30 000 to R50 000 for adults.
Metal Braces Cost in South Africa
Metal braces (traditional braces) cost between $5,500 – $8,000. This type of braces have brackets that are excellent in design and functionality, that results in the most efficient and precise movement of the teeth. They can also be decorated using color combinations and patterns as preferred by the user.
Does Government Hospitals do Braces on South Africa
Yes, government hospitals in SA do braces both for children and adult