Fees and payments
No two orthodontic problems are the same
Cost of treatment is based on severity of the patient’s problem, as well as the quality of care patients receive in our office. This will also be discussed at the consultation appointment prior to initiating any treatment, thus making the most of the valuable time you have set aside from your busy schedule to meet with us.
We offer interest-free payment options designed to suit different budgets. We try to be flexible wherever necessary. If you have unique financial needs that may require alternative arrangements, please feel free to discuss these with us and we will try to work with you.
Private Health Fund
If you have private health insurance, your fund may offer some rebate on orthodontic treatment. However, there are many different kinds of health funds which operate with different rules and regulations. This is why the rebate you obtain can vary widely depending on the procedure, level of cover, type of health fund and how long you have been in the health fund. We advise you to discuss the rebate with your health fund before starting orthodontic treatment. Whilst we have no direct relationship with any of the health funds, we will do our best in helping you obtain the best possible rebate. We will also provide you with all of the necessary written documentation to facilitate your claim.
You may also qualify for a rebate “Medical Expense Tax Rebate” from the Australian Taxation Office if your medical fees rise above a certain amount (or “threshold”) in a year. It is calculated when you do your income tax assessment. Orthodontist’s fees are counted as medical fees for this rebate. For the current amount of the rebate and of the threshold, contact your accountant or the Australian Taxation Office.
For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, direct funds transfer, VISA, Mastercard, EFTPOS, and bank cheque. In cases of serious delinquency, treatment will be placed on a maintenance level, until financial arrangements are made. We will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties.