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Old Jul 6th 2011, 9:00 pm
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OK, so how long is a piece of string?

On average in Canada, general child orthodontics for braces cost about $6500 for treatment lasting 24-27 months.

Is there a similar ball park figure for the US? We may end up in the US and just wondered.

If anyone could help, I'd be grateful.
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Old Jul 6th 2011, 10:01 pm
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OK, so how long is a piece of string?

On average in Canada, general child orthodontics for braces cost about $6500 for treatment lasting 24-27 months.

Is there a similar ball park figure for the US? We may end up in the US and just wondered.

If anyone could help, I'd be grateful.
That sounds about right.
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Old Jul 7th 2011, 12:25 am
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OK, so how long is a piece of string?
Indeed.

Do you know if it'll be just the regular traintracks? Nothing weird and funky?

The missus had messed up teeth as a kid, had the tracks, then a retainer for a few years...the folks could have bought a new Merc for the final cost of treatment
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Indeed.

Do you know if it'll be just the regular traintracks? Nothing weird and funky?

The missus had messed up teeth as a kid, had the tracks, then a retainer for a few years...the folks could have bought a new Merc for the final cost of treatment
Yep - nothing fancy just regular tracks. Thanks too, to Jersey girl.
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OK, so how long is a piece of string?

On average in Canada, general child orthodontics for braces cost about $6500 for treatment lasting 24-27 months.

Is there a similar ball park figure for the US? We may end up in the US and just wondered.

If anyone could help, I'd be grateful.
We parted with somewhat less that that for our son (though it was partly covered by dental insurance), and got an interest-free payment plan from the orthodontist, so it seem too painful. For Mum and Dad that is. I think my son thought the braces were quite painful!
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I got braces in January as an adult. Clear ceramic braces top and bottom. Total cost for 18-24 months' treatment including all visits, braces, retainers, bands etc is $5500. That's $2000 up front then $150/month, no interest or financing.

Plain metal were slightly cheaper, lingual braces that go on the inside of the teeth were about $8000.
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That seems quite cheap in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by misplacedheidi View Post
OK, so how long is a piece of string?

On average in Canada, general child orthodontics for braces cost about $6500 for treatment lasting 24-27 months.

Is there a similar ball park figure for the US? We may end up in the US and just wondered.

If anyone could help, I'd be grateful.
Totally area and traffic dependent. What costs $4,000 in Memphis would cost $8-10,000 in New York or west coast. Our employer is a plastic surgeon from NYC & he moans constantly about low prices in our area compared to NYC. Same with his dentist & orthodontist friends.
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Totally area and traffic dependent. What costs $4,000 in Memphis would cost $8-10,000 in New York or west coast. Our employer is a plastic surgeon from NYC & he moans constantly about low prices in our area compared to NYC. Same with his dentist & orthodontist friends.
Thank you. I figured that there would be some variation but just wanted to try and re-assure myself that it wasn't something quirky that was three times the cost. You know, sometimes when you move country, the thing that you least expect to be expensive, is through the roof cf with the UK.

Thanks for the replies....

Ps do you get discount treatment?? :-)
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