The small elastic band used to affix the archwire to the bracket is called a ligature. Usually changed at each adjustment, these come in many varied colours, including transparent
|Initial consult||–||0 (Includes initial X-ray)|
|Records and planning||–||120 (Part of the total fee if you would like to proceed)|
|Interceptive treatment||3 to 12 months||€400 – €1200; (depending on complexity)|
|Minor alignments||3 to 12 months||fee depends on extent of work|
|Comprehensive upper & lower fixed appliances (metal brace)||14 to 30 months||€3500 – €4500 depending on complexity|
|Comprehensive upper and lower fixed appliances (ceramic or Invisalign)||14 to 13 months||clear brackets €350-450 (additional €200 – €500 depending on complexity) Fee quoted will be valid for 6 months from recieveing it.|
TAX RELIEF FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT
Tax relief can be claimed on your own behalf or on the behalf of a dependant and certain others. From January 2009 you are entitled to seek relief at 20%.
The Form Med 2, available from your local tax office or online at www.revenue.ie, We can fill out a Med 2 form for you which can be given to your accountant or posted online
Relief can also be claimed for certain non-routine dental expenses, including bridgework, crowns, tip replacing, root canal, gum disease treatment and surgical extraction of wisdom teeth.
Once the appliances are removed, the retention phase of treatment begins. Retention is essential to prevent any unwanted tooth movements following treatment. The treatment fee includes retention check appointments at 3,12 and 24 months following removal of braces. Following this time you should bring your retainers to your General Dental Practitioner check ups or you may wish to attend this practice where a visit fee will be charged. Teeth shift and settle as we get older similar to the face in general. Permanent retainers may be worn.