When you research orthodontists, you will discover that many of them have differing opinions on treatment types and options. This results in a huge price range that can go from as low as $4,000 to as high as $10,000 or even more if your treatment is complex.
Even as appliances (that’s another word for braces) become more popular, we do not expect the price of braces to drop significantly. Braces costs are increasing as are the overheads of orthodontists Montreal as they continue to invest in their offices and the technologies that they use. Some of the more specific questions that we’ve had about braces and costs include:
- How much does Invisalign cost in Montreal? As with braces, it’ll vary, but the range is approximately $3,500 to $8,000. The national average as of 2012 was $6,500. Click here for how to find the best Invisalign Orthodontist in Montreal.
- How much do Damon Braces cost in Montreal? The good news about Damon braces is that the prices do not vary significantly across the country. The bad news is that they’re still typically more expensive than regular braces so you can expect your costs to range from $3,800 to $8,000.
How do I make braces more affordable?
The first thing you should do is consult with a number of Montreal orthodontists to get an idea of what you need vs what you want. You will receive a price range for your treatment options so if you’re comfortable with the lowest cost option, then choose him!
Check your extended health to see if they cover orthodontic treatments. In Canada, some of your orthodontic treatments can be covered by the extended health provided through your work. Currently, if you are subscribed to the Enhances Dental Plan Option at the Pacific Blue Cross, you are eligible for reimbursement of 50% up to a max of $1,000 per year on Orthodontics after 25 months. If you have the Enhances Personal Health Insurance at Sun Life Financial, you are eligible for 60% reimbursement of your costs up to a $1,500 lifetime maximum.
Check with local dental schools such as McGill and the Universite de Montreal. These are two great dentistry schools in Montreal that require patients to help train the next generation of orthodontists. You can apply to the McGill Teaching Clinic here. The costs for an application are $25.00 for orthodontic treatments.
Your other alternative is to check with the orthodontontistry clinic at the Universite de Montreal. They take limited patients each semester. More information on getting into their program can be found here.
Look into payment plans. Many orthodontists offer payment plans to help ease the cost of orthodontic treatments. This usually consists of a lump sum payment up front along with payments along the way. Be sure to take a look at the conditions that they offer and applicable interest rates if they are being charged. Sometimes, it may be worthwhile to look at a line of credit from TD Canada Trust, BMO, Royal Bank or ScotiaBank instead.