Orthodontics Cost& Financing | Orthodontist Tauranga | Dan Smethurst Orthodontist

Orthodontic treatment cost and financing

At Dan Smethurst Orthodontist, we aim to provide excellent, affordable orthodontic treatment to our patients at our clinic in Tauranga. The cost of treatment will vary according to the severity of your orthodontic problem and the type of appliance used to correct it.

Treatment Cost
Invisalign From $60 to $80 per week
Braces From $60 to $80 per week

When you come in for your new patient consultation, our specialist orthodontist will prepare a treatment plan and quote for your review. The financial agreement outlines the likely treatment duration, the exact cost and the payment options available to you. The total cost of treatment is always agreed upon with you before any treatment starts and the quote remains valid for six months. 

 

Pre-treatment fees

  • New patient consultation
    • $55 for patients under 10 years
    • $95 for patients over 10 years
    • $45 for recall (progress) visits
    • $185 for full diagnostic records (x-rays, impressions, photographs) 

Cost and finance

Treatment fees

We discuss the treatment fees for your customised plan at your new patient consultation. These fees include:

  • Fitting of braces and auxiliary appliances
  • All materials
  • Adjustments over the course of treatment
  • Emergency visits
  • Braces removal
  • Making and fitting of retainers (plus two years' care of retainers) 

Cost and finance

The treatment fee does not include the following, which are subject to extra charges:

  • New patient consultation and diagnostic records
  • Services provided outside our practice including dental treatment carried out by your dentist or another specialist (e.g., extractions, surgical uncovering of teeth)
  • Excessive breakages
  • Replacing lost or broken appliances including retainers
  • Retainer care after 18 months post treatment

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Additional fees

We reserve the right to charge additional fees for the following reasons:

  • Missed appointments
  • Required revisions to the treatment plan from a previously unidentified problem
  • Unnecessary prolonged treatment due to instructions not being followed (e.g., elastics not worn as directed, appliances not cared for, excessive breakages) 

Cost and finance

Our payment options

For your convenience, we offer automatic payment options. 

An initial deposit is paid on or before the day braces are fitted. The balance is paid monthly in equal automatic payment instalments over the duration of the treatment. We offer interest-free terms for orthodontic treatment. If the payment regime presents financial difficulties we recommend contacting us before payment becomes overdue. We can restructure your payment schedule to suit provided that at all times the schedule results in the balance being paid before the treatment ends. 

Cost and finance

Payment methods

We accept payment by cash, cheque or eftpos. Credit cards are accepted for payment in full or initial deposits. Automatic payments commence one month after treatment commences and monthly thereafter. All manual monthly payments are due on the 20th of each month. If a patient’s account becomes overdue we reserve the right to charge interest on the overdue portion and there may be a late payment fee. If a collection agent is used to recover overdues it is likely their fee, which is added to the account, will be 25% (min$25.00) of the overdue portion. 

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Find the right treatment plan for you

Contact us today to schedule your new patient consultation, where our specialist orthodontist will outline treatment options that suit your needs.

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