How much do braces cost?

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I'm 21 years old and need braces chronically. How much are they going to set me back? According the NHS site I'm over the age of getting them free (doh) but I can't see prices?

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£1500-2000
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There are three bands for dental treatment on the NHS, and I think braces are in the top band which is around £200. (I could be wrong but ask your dentist for more details on orthodontic treatment).

Check ups are £16.50
Treatments e.g. fillings and extractions are £45.60
Crowns, dentures and braces etc. are £198

If you go private, orthodontic treatment could cost thousands. It really depends on whether you need treatment now or you are willing to wait.
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Free from the NHS.

Otherwise it's 2000 quid for steel braces, and 3000 for transparent ones.
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I had mine at 19 it took 2 years and all together is was around 2250 and that was 8 years ago but i paid mine off monthly.
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Free from the NHS.

Otherwise it's 2000 quid for steel braces, and 3000 for transparent ones.
It's not free and it's nowhere near £2000. More like £200-300.

I was referred when I was 15 but the waiting list was something like 4 years long then by the time they would see me I would have had to pay so couldn't get them - pretty annoying!

Actually, the people quoting high figures are probably going private. Which makes sense if the waiting lists are as bad everywhere as they are around me.
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(Original post by Cheesecakefactory)
Free from the NHS.

Otherwise it's 2000 quid for steel braces, and 3000 for transparent ones.
Not if you're over 18 and don't fit into any of the exceptions.

http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthc...ntalcosts.aspx
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Mine were £9.90 in total.

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£2725 if I didn't have them on NHS. May as well go all out for invisalign
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Not if you're over 18 and don't fit into any of the exceptions.

http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthc...ntalcosts.aspx
That's why you get them before your 18.

I went to get them at 14, been on the waiting list for nearly 3 years but I'm getting them in June.
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mine were around £3000, with extras when i constantly managed to break them.
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I've got braces at the moment. Same as you, I didn't need them until I was 23 as my wisdom teeth pushed the others out of line. You can't get them done on the NHS, you'll have to go private.

At my dentist, it was £1,000 for metal ones and £1,500 for white ceramic, so I decided to go with the white ceramic, and no one notices them, they're nearly invisible. I paid £600 up front and pay £100 every month when I go.

Saying that, my teeth weren't too awful, and I only need them on for 10 months in total, so costs could be a bit higher. You're basically looking at between £1500 - £3000 for your treatment I'd say, although this is worth it if you can afford it.
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Thank you for the advice given, really appreciate it.

Is there anyway to get help with the costs for REALLY bad cases of teeth? I'm not looking to get it done for cosmetic reasons, but purely for the fact it's severely impacting on my life (and has done for a long time) psychologically.


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That's why you get them before your 18.

I went to get them at 14, been on the waiting list for nearly 3 years but I'm getting them in June.
The OP is 21 years old so they don't qualify to get free treatment so what you're saying doesn't really help her.

3 years on a waiting list? I was on a list for a year on the NHS but I was 11 when I had them done so that was 7 years ago, things have probably changed since then.
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Thank you for the advice given, really appreciate it.

Is there anyway to get help with the costs for REALLY bad cases of teeth? I'm not looking to get it done for cosmetic reasons, but purely for the fact it's severely impacting on my life (and has done for a long time) psychologically.


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You're best off speaking to your dentist about the possibilities of getting help with your treatment, especially if you are on a low income/receiving income support etc. they will know exactly what you need and what you are entitled to.
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Will do. Thanks
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Anywhere between £1200-£4000. Orthodontics is expensive.
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This is why I want to be a orthodontist.
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(Original post by RP-MRU.)
Anywhere between £1200-£4000. Orthodontics is expensive.
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