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Thalwill/Horgen/Zurich Orthodontist

hello, I'm a newbie planning relocation to Zurich later this year. My son is scheduled to begin Orthodontia this summer. It seems to me that it would be better to wait until we relocate and start fresh with an Orthodontist in the Zurich area. Can anyone share their thoughts on this? Also, can anyone recommend any Orthodontists in the area? Many thanks!
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Re: Thalwill/Horgen/Zurich Orthodontist

Hi, we live in this area and our daughter is also due to start in the near future. There seem to be plenty to choose from but as we have only had initial discussions we can't really recommend. One thing to point out is that this will likely be very expensive and if you know it is going to be necessary I don't think it will be covered by including dentistry with the health insurance. Other people we know travel to Germany to save money on dental work. Hope this helps.
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Re: Thalwill/Horgen/Zurich Orthodontist

I can highly recommend Dr Marco Tribo in Zurich.
I had the Invisalign braces...cost about 10K
Supplementary insurance paid about half of the cost.
Tribo speaks English perfectly and is one of the most respected in his field.
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I can highly recommend Dr Marco Tribo in Zurich.
I had the Invisalign braces...cost about 10K
Supplementary insurance paid about half of the cost.
Tribo speaks English perfectly and is one of the most respected in his field.


Unfortunately I must disagree.

I was a patient of Dr Tribo (found him through this very post) and was quite unhappy with the care received.

First of all, he never mentioned before the treatment that he will be making spaces between my teeth by enamel stripping - I am still unsure about how safe this method is - my regular dentist was surprised when he heard about it. After all you are removing enamel, changing the shape of the teeth etc. This was done every time I had an appointment with Dr Tribo.

Secondly he was not very gentle/careful with the procedure - he would cut into my gums leaving them bleeding every time he was making the spaces between my teeth. Maybe because he is already very senior and lost his touch or will?

Moreover! - at some point when he was stripping the enamel - he cut deep in to my healthy tooth leaving a huge slot in it - only my regular dentist discovered it once I had a regular check and panoramic x-ray done. Now, how safe is the enamel stripping method after all? Or is it just poor execution?
I have requested that my bill should be reduced since I have to take care of this tooth at some point - and the only way to get to the slot is by drilling down, destroying a healthy tooth. Dr Tribo agreed to reduce my bill my around 700-800 CHF if I remember correctly.

On top of that, before I decided to do the treatment at the Trobo's praxis, I specifically asked if there will be any extra costs to it. Whether I will have to pay anything more than the estimated price of 11'500 CHF. Whether there will be any follow up treatment needed. Dr Tribo's wife wrote to me then that there will be NO MORE COSTS and that I will have to have retainers after the treatment.
I was hence not expecting any extra bills sent my way - what a surprise it was when I received bills for the retainers - both for around 500CHF...

Lastly Invisalign can cost much less then the 11'500 CHF which I was to pay for the treatment (f.e. in the ZahnCity Swedish Clinic located in ZH..).

I would never recommend Tribo's praxis and wish I have done my treatment elsewhere. The result was OK, but not perfect should I also mention...

Good luck!
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Re: Thalwill/Horgen/Zurich Orthodontist

Wow, CHF 11,500 for Invasalign? The average cost we charge is CHF 5,000. The highest bill we have charged so far is 6,350.
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Wow, CHF 11,500 for Invasalign? The average cost we charge is CHF 5,000. The highest bill we have charged so far is 6,350.
Yes, other half had the same treatment which summed up at about 11k*. The treatment took a good couple(few) years though, he had a lot of Zahnspangen (braces or whatever) to change, he still wears one at night and during the day, but not always. I guess it depends on how misaligned someone's teeth are? Age too, maybe? I thought this is Switzerland. Our dentist is in Zurich so maybe that makes a difference, who knows.

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*asked OH again what was the cost in the end - it was "only" around 9k.
11k-12k was the initial estimation, in the worst case scenario.

Our dentist has relatively OK prices in general, at least for Switzerland, we don't feel "cheated" or mistreated.

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