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Dentist needed for orthodontist treatment

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I really want to get my teeth straighten. When I was back in the UK I went to my dentist whom could fit my braces etc for 4k. However I can't get it done in the UK as I need to visit every 6 weeks for 2 years, so it just wouldn't make sense It can be very expensive here but I would really like to get the work done. I live close Zurich but am happy to travel for 1-1.5 hours. As long as the dentist is reputable and speaks English and isn't crazy expensive. Germany might be an option.

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Isn't it a bit late for braces? I thought teeth straightening could only be done when you're a kid/teenager as the teeth are still able to be moved into a different position. Anyway I would expect it to cost way more than 4k here to get it done. No idea of costs in Germany.
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Isn't it a bit late for braces? I thought teeth straightening could only be done when you're a kid/teenager as the teeth are still able to be moved into a different position. Anyway I would expect it to cost way more than 4k here to get it done. No idea of costs in Germany.
No. Plenty of adults get their teeth straightened too. I had a friend in Belgium who had braces for about two years and she was in her early forties. Her teeth were lovely when she finished the treatment.
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Isn't it a bit late for braces? I thought teeth straightening could only be done when you're a kid/teenager as the teeth are still able to be moved into a different position. Anyway I would expect it to cost way more than 4k here to get it done. No idea of costs in Germany.

Until you have your own teeth it is never too late for braces! :-) Only implants are not movable. Actually the grown-ups (adults) make the biggest market for braces. Tastes change, and beautiful teeth are no longer for the movie stars and politicians. We do plenty of Invisalign and quick-move braces (like Fastbraces) treatments for adults. Pricing (at least what we charge, can't speak for the rest of Swiss dentists) is CHF 3k to CHF 6k - depending on the difficulty of the case and whether patient chooses clear or metal braces. Invisalign will be about CHF 500 more expensive - i.e. CHF 3.5k - CHF 6.5k - again, depending on the difficulty of the case.


We suspect we may be slightly on the cheaper side for Switzerland, but we've got a fairly big contingent of Brits patients and they are a fickle, price-comparing bunch, so we try to be competitive with Britain and Germany. We occasionally run specials out in the Marketplace/Commercial forum and it would so happen we have one right now on Fastbraces.
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We suspect we may be slightly on the cheaper side for Switzerland, but we've got a fairly big contingent of Brits patients and they are a fickle, price-comparing bunch, so we try to be competitive with Britain and Germany. We occasionally run specials out in the Marketplace/Commercial forum and it would so happen we have one right now on Fastbraces.
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Thank you for those details. I sent through an email and will call on Monday. Best S
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Re: Dentist needed for orthodontist treatment

Sorry guys the weekend got ahead of us. Thankfully all questions have been answered, for which we heartily thank you.


We did check the email message tonight; no email from GKavanagh, unless it came from another email address. All emails and calls will be followed up tomorrow.


Thanks and have a good weekend guys.
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