Cost of Braces in Singapore
Braces in Singapore: Estimated Costs
The cost of your treatment will depend primarily on the length and type of treatment you receive. Standard metal braces average between $3,500 and $5,000.
Lingual braces, where each bracket requires a custom mold, may run between $8,500 and $10,000. Because treatments vary drastically in length, only your dentist can estimate the actual cost. At first glance, the prices can seem a little high.
Generally, orthodontic work (braces) is less expensive then treating all the individual complications that might arise from poor teeth alignment.
Can I Use My Medisave to Pay for My Braces?
No, you are not allowed to make use of your Medisave to pay for your braces in Singapore. For more information on dental braces, be sure to visit this page.
This is a common question asked by many in Singapore.
Unfortunately, you are unable to use your Medisave for your braces in Singapore. This is because your Medisave can only be used to pay for surgical procedures and braces are not considered a surgical procedure here in Singapore.
The Ministry of Health in Singapore regularly publishes the list of surgical options of which you can use your medisave to pay for, of which braces is not included in this list.
Are Braces Covered Under Dental Insurance?
As a general rule of thumb, dental insurance in Singapore does not cover orthodontic (braces) treatments.
Most of the dental insurance policies available in Singapore only provides coverage on:
All forms of dental coverage are usually subjected to a waiting period and a fixed number of claims during the period of insurance.
Emergency dental services: Usually refers to treatments used to relieve pain, stop bleeding or reduce swelling within the oral cavity
Preventive dental services: Periodic or regular dental cleaning, oral examination and fluoride varnishing
Dental radiology services: Dental x-rays (intraoral, posterior, anterior or panoramic)
Conservative treatments: Application of amalgam or composite tooth fillings
Extraction treatments: Medically necessary tooth extractions
Endodontic treatments: Root canal treatments
Big Ranges in Fees. Why?
Similar to the wisdom tooth extraction process, the cost of braces is largely dependent on the individual's teeth and varies on a case by case basis.
Severe cases of misaligned teeth usually requires a greater portion of the dentist's time, resulting in the higher cost of the braces.
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