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What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

I really have a horrible teeth, I really mean it! You can't find 2 teeth alike, the upper part of my teeth, specially the two front ones have very noticeably moved to the left, there is like a varying degrees of gaps between all my front teeth, and the lower part are leaning against eachother .. anyway, until very recently I thought no modern machine/dentistry can improve at least half the problem, but thanks to the internet I have seem some people who were able to get it done.

Now, considering this is a very expensive treatment in CH, does anyone have a clue or went by the same thing and maybe can tell me how much this would cost? Or if it is feasible to travel and get it done cheaper.
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

You can estimate about 50% price difference between Germany and Switzerland - http://www.optimale-zahnbehandlung.c...ferorthopaedie - I hope you can understand the link?
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

Depends on so many many things! Like how long is a piece of string. The general health of your teeth, your age, etc, etc. If your teeth have significantly moved, it may be a sign of underlying bone disease = peridontal disease, which, depending on stage, can take years of treatment.

But most orthodontic treatment will need regular check up and adjustments- so travelling too far may not be an option.
From Lausanne, you'd be better to go to Pontarlier in nearby France (about 50 mins). You can Google 'orthodondiste Pontarlier' and several come up.

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I really have a horrible teeth, I really mean it! You can't find 2 teeth alike, the upper part of my teeth, specially the two front ones have very noticeably moved to the left, there is like a varying degrees of gaps between all my front teeth, and the lower part are leaning against eachother .. anyway, until very recently I thought no modern machine/dentistry can improve at least half the problem, but thanks to the internet I have seem some people who were able to get it done.

Now, considering this is a very expensive treatment in CH, does anyone have a clue or went by the same thing and maybe can tell me how much this would cost? Or if it is feasible to travel and get it done cheaper.
It depends on the treatment method.
I suggest you consult a dentist first to get an offer.
But my gut feeling would be no less than 5kCHF.
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But my gut feeling would be no less than 5kCHF.
My gut feeling is that you didn't have children who needed dental corrections done. I have no idea now, perhaps someone else can help, but I suggest the OP makes himself/herself a nice cup of tea and sits down comfortably before reading any more accurate answers. As Odile said, these things can take a long time to correct and need repeated adjustments. And time is money, even if it is your time and 'was' your money.
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My gut feeling is that you didn't have children who needed dental corrections done. I have no idea now, perhaps someone else can help, but I suggest the OP makes himself/herself a nice cup of tea and sits down comfortably before reading any more accurate answers. As Odile said, these things can take a long time to correct and need repeated adjustments. And time is money, even if it is your time and 'was' your money.
Your gut feeling is right, but I will anyway let the insurance cover the dental correction for my kid. But I got your point anyway, although I try not to underestimate already...
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

Are you sure your insurance will cover dental treatment- let alone cosmetic orthodontics?

For children, they need to be insured before the age of 4- as if they show any sign of need for treatment, insurance will be turned down.
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My gut feeling is that you didn't have children who needed dental corrections done. I have no idea now, perhaps someone else can help, but I suggest the OP makes himself/herself a nice cup of tea and sits down comfortably before reading any more accurate answers. As Odile said, these things can take a long time to correct and need repeated adjustments. And time is money, even if it is your time and 'was' your money.
I would second that. As someone who has a child who had relatively minor orthodontic work done in Switzerland I can confidently say that you're looking at at least triple that amount if not more for the sort of work the OP appears to need ( although s/he didn't give enough details really)
Unless the OP has very good dental cover which covers orthodontic treatment ( which seems unlikely as they usually request an examination first) it's going to be very expensive to get the work done here.

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Are you sure your insurance will cover dental treatment- let alone cosmetic orthodontics?

For children, they need to be insured before the age of 4- as if they show any sign of need for treatment, insurance will be turned down.
That depends on the insurance company. For some it's up to age five, some age 7 and some as young as 2 or 3.
If you want to sign them up for dental insurance after the cut off age for the insurer you need to provide them with a report from a dentist.

Our son was 10 when we moved here so needed the check up which revealed no specific problems so he got the cover. He had the orthodontic work later due to his permanent canines coming through before the milk teeth had fallen out so they were in front of all the other teeth. This was something that couldn't have predicted from the check up and X rays he had before being granted cover.

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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

You can not give an accurate cost estimation with these details but the picture below gives an impression of what you should expect
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

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Depends on so many many things! Like how long is a piece of string. The general health of your teeth, your age, etc, etc. If your teeth have significantly moved, it may be a sign of underlying bone disease = peridontal disease, which, depending on stage, can take years of treatment.

But most orthodontic treatment will need regular check up and adjustments- so travelling too far may not be an option.
From Lausanne, you'd be better to go to Pontarlier in nearby France (about 50 mins). You can Google 'orthodondiste Pontarlier' and several come up.
I look for an orthodontist too but I did had braces in my country 1 year ago and I want to continue here. Do you recommend anyone? I see several results on google and dont know which is good one. I live in Fribourg so it takes 1h15 to go there. On the website, they dont mention about the first consultation so I'm worried if I go to three different to see and it gonna be expensive. Thank you so much
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

A friend of mine had a narrow jaw and crooked teeth. The dentist works in Bern and comes from Norway. He gave a consultation, next he extracted four teeth. Then using studs glued to the teeth and wires, over 2 years he pulled the teeth around the gums to form a good alignment.

5 years ago I think it cost about CHF 10'000 but spread over 2 years, with a bill coming every few months.

If you are born here in Switzerland, uneven teeth are considered a birth defect, and the teeth can be corrected free of charge by the invalide insurance, IV.
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

I have a very minor misalignment in the upper jaw that's really only visible to me, but it's starting to bother me. I also have one slightly misaligned tooth in the lower jaw, which is more visible, but bothers me less (for some reason ). I recently went to an orthodontist to get it checked out. There's an option to have "invisible" braces that are attached on the inside of your teeth (visible ones are no option for me at all). It would cost me 4500.- for just upper jaw, and 5800.- for both upper and lower jaw. That offer seems to be a lump sum and it doesn't seem to matter much whether your misalignment is minor like mine or much worse. The biggest cost are setting it all up, after that it's juts check-ups, which cost quite little.

There's also that thing called Invisaglin (google), but from what I understand, it doesn't go for every misalignment and it is more expensive than the braces.

I recommend you visit an orthodontist to explore your options.

If you have dental in your health insurance, they might cover some of it. You need to read the policy carefully though and/or call the insurance. I have two complementary insurances, one of which is damn expensive, but covers 1000.-/year for cosmetic orthodontics for adults, so in case I decide to go for it, with some clever planning, the cost would really not be that high.

I wouldn't consider doing it anywhere other than Switzerland unless I lived right by the border (which coincidentally I do, but this type of dental work wouldn't be covered by my insurance if done abroad, from what I understand). I see no point in driving for two hours every time I need a 5mins check-up just to save a few bucks, especially since chances are you need to do that quite regularly and not just once every three months. Also, if there's an emergency of some sort, I'd rather be relatively close to my doctor. But that's just me; I value my time and comfort more than other things.




Edit: ah well, just saw this thread is a few months old. Anyway, I'll leave my comment, who knows, it might be helpful to someone.
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If you are born here in Switzerland, uneven teeth are considered a birth defect, and the teeth can be corrected free of charge by the invalide insurance, IV.
That's true only in very few cases. The criteria for eligibility for IV are very strict, and just "crooked teeth" (even lots of them) do not figure on the list. IV covers certain serious misalignments between the jaws, large numbers of naturally missing teeth etc..

In more than 40 years as an oral surgeon I haven't seen a single case that was eligible for IV.
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

I accept your experience, but this was mine. The lady friend's husband is a doctor, and the son was treated by the IV in Bern, maybe he knew how to get the approval?
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I am one of those 'one in a million' people who would be covered for dental reconstruction...IF I had a C-permit or was born in Switzerland....but it wouldn't be for cosmetic purposes, it would be for replacing whole series of teeth that never grew (two at the front, 8 at the back)... From what I was told, you have to be missing more than 8 teeth genetically to qualify under IV. Genetics...
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

Is all dental insurance are the same? can you recommend which one is good?

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That depends on the insurance company. For some it's up to age five, some age 7 and some as young as 2 or 3.
If you want to sign them up for dental insurance after the cut off age for the insurer you need to provide them with a report from a dentist.

Our son was 10 when we moved here so needed the check up which revealed no specific problems so he got the cover. He had the orthodontic work later due to his permanent canines coming through before the milk teeth had fallen out so they were in front of all the other teeth. This was something that couldn't have predicted from the check up and X rays he had before being granted cover.
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Re: What is the estimated cost of treatment for uneven & misaligned teeth?

My girlfriend is from Bulgaria and I went to a place recommended by her in Sofia for a whole ''Hollywood smile'' package and everything cost around 2 600 euro. Top quality, I cannot really imagine how it can possibly be better if I had done it in Zurich for 10 000 or in Berlin for 8 000
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Is all dental insurance are the same? can you recommend which one is good?
Not Belgianmum, but see for example here: http://www.helsana.ch/en/individuals...care/dentaplus Click on PDF file "product brochure" on the side, there's several options with different coverages.
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There's also that thing called Invisaglin (google), but from what I understand, it doesn't go for every misalignment and it is more expensive than the braces.

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It actually goes for every misalignment and it's very good/effective, but it costs a small fortune if you need a longer treatment (average treatment is one year), because you have to wear a new brace/aligner or whatever is called every few weeks or so. My OH had that till recently and I can't even think to write down here how much it costed.
Plus you also have to be very disciplined, to remove the braces before eating, always have disinfectants when travelling to keep them perfectly clean etc. It's worth it, I know...but I still thank my genes that I never had to go through this.
Edit: husband said it wasn't that bad.

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My girlfriend is from Bulgaria and I went to a place recommended by her in Sofia for a whole ''Hollywood smile'' package and everything cost around 2 600 euro. Top quality, I cannot really imagine how it can possibly be better if I had done it in Zurich for 10 000 or in Berlin for 8 000
I don't know about that package but in Zurich you usually pay this kind of amount for Invisalign (OK, maybe more, depending on each case) so we don't know if we compare apples with apples here.

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I looked into tooth realignment in London about 3 years ago. The doc told me what he would have to do - put braces in to realign top and bottom teeth and make some some gaps (up to 9 months of wearing braces), then file the teeth and reshape them, add veneeres where necessary, then laser the gums to make sure the gum line is straight. The estimated cost was 8,000 gbp.
I decided that my teeth arent so bad after all. Even if money wasnt an issue i doubt id go through with that
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