Price of Braces in Botswana

Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic cases, or cases) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health.

The cost of braces can be a significant financial investment. When the value of orthodontic treatment is considered, most find that it is worthwhile.

Most orthodontists in Botswana will offer options to make the treatment more affordable. The most common options include the following:

– Payment in full with a discount: Payment in full at the beginning of treatment may provide a way to save some money. Many Botswana orthodontists will give a discount if the entire treatment fee is paid when the braces are placed. Discounts vary from office to office but are usually in the 3%-7% range.

– Payment over time (with or without interest): Payment over time is another popular option offered by many Botswana orthodontists. Many will offer this option as an interest-free payment plan, usually requesting an initial payment of around 25%, then spreading the balance over the treatment time. The savings by avoiding interest and smaller monthly payments make this an attractive option. Many Botswana orthodontists also offer convenient payment methods, including monthly statements, coupon books, or automatic payment with your credit card or checking account.

– Bank or another financing: Third-party companies and banks in Botswana have offered loan and payment options that some patients find desirable. Be aware that these options involve credit checks and interest.

Price is not the only thing to consider

Orthodontic patients in Botswana require frequent check-ups before, during, and after the treatment period. These check-ups, which are scheduled every 6 weeks or so, usually involve taking impressions or x-rays, tightening arch wires or springs, changing elastics, or installing new appliances. Usually, they are quick. But even so, you could find yourself sitting in the waiting room, waiting your turn. So make sure the Botswana orthodontic practice you are considering has sufficient support staff to efficiently handle the number of patients.

If you work or go to school, knowing whether the Botswana orthodontist has early morning and/or late afternoon appointments can make it easier to fit these frequent and sometimes lengthy visits into your schedule.

Since you will be making frequent visits, also consider the proximity of the Botswana orthodontist’s office to work or school. Think about the amount of traffic you will encounter getting there as well as other factors that may take up more of your time. If the Botswana orthodontist is too hard or too far to get to, this could become a problem.

All this should be taken into consideration before making a final decision on an orthodontist in Botswana.

How much do braces cost in Africa?

Patients can expect to pay anywhere between R48, 000 to R110,000. With that said, it’s best to visit your orthodontist to get a proper estimate. Pricing is usually determined by how many aligners are needed.

How much do braces cost?

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The cost range for braces can vary greatly for each type:

Metal braces (traditional braces): $3,000 – 7,000. Ceramic braces: $4,000 – 8,000. Lingual braces: $8,000 – 10,000. Invisalign: $4,000 – 7,400.

Can I pay for braces monthly?

The payment plan is structured with an initial fee payment (due on the day the braces get placed on your teeth) and then the balance is paid off in monthly installments. The number of monthly installments will vary depending on the approximate length of your treatment.

What is the best age to get braces?

However, a general rule of thumb is your kids should look at getting braces between the ages of 9 and 14. Usually, this is before they’ve gone through puberty. If they’ve already gone through it, this means it’ll be harder to adjust their jaw and/or teeth, as they’ve already settled into their post-puberty positions.