Braces costs and insurance for adults 2024

In this article, you’ll find all the information you need about the cost of adult braces and insurance options.

What do adult braces cost?

The cost of braces for adults depends on various elements. Firstly, prices are set by the government. However, there are other factors that can influence the cost.

Prices set by the government
In the Netherlands, all costs for orthodontics are set by the government. This means you will pay approximately the same for braces at all dental practices. However, different types of braces may be required, and each brace has a different price. You can find an overview of our braces here.

Braces costs and insurance for adults 2024

In this article, you’ll find all the information you need about the cost of adult braces and insurance options.

What do adult braces cost?

The cost of braces for adults depends on various elements. Firstly, prices are set by the government. However, there are other factors that can influence the cost.

Prices set by the government
In the Netherlands, all costs for orthodontics are set by the government. This means you will pay approximately the same for braces at all dental practices. However, different types of braces may be required, and each brace has a different price. You can find an overview of our braces here.

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Other factors
The cost of braces is also determined by other factors. For example, the cost depends on the length of time the brace needs to be worn for. Other treatments may also be required to take care of teeth, and this may incur additional costs.

Do you want to know more about the cost for adult braces? Then check out our prices page.

Orthodontics insurance for adults

The cost of braces for adults are often not reimbursed under basic health insurance policies. Most basic insurance policies reimburse braces or other orthodontic treatment in special situations. If you need orthodontic treatment for medical reasons, in combination with surgery, a reimbursement may sometimes be available.

A small number of insurance companies provide a limited amount of payment from an additional adult dental package.

Additional insurance
The insurance cover that reimburses orthodontic treatments often falls under additional dental insurance policies. If you are planning to undergo orthodontic treatment, you may want to consider additional dental insurance.

Please note that additional insurance policies have specific rules for orthodontic cover. It may be that the insurer requires a medical declaration. You may also face a waiting time for reimbursement by the insurer. Sometimes you even have to apply for your insurance a year in advance to be eligible for reimbursement.

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We use Infomedics for our invoicing. For more information about how this works, you can look at their website. You can also take a look at options for payment agreements with Infomedics.

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Reimbursement of adult braces

Treatment at the orthodontist is sometimes partially covered by an additional dental insurance policy. The exact details of what is reimbursed varies by insurer. Therefore, choose the plan that best suits your situation. Here is an overview of additional insurance policies and what they cover in terms of orthodontics.

Types of reimbursements for adult braces
Most insurers will only reimburse you once for orthodontic treatment. Some insurance companies operate differently. Some may provide reimbursement for a fixed amount of costs per year, and there are others that reimburse a percentage of the costs per year.

Disadvantages of orthodontic insurance
The premium for additional dental insurance can be high, and the reimbursement amount can be low. Therefore, you should carefully consider whether you will get sufficient benefit from orthodontic insurance. It may be cheaper to pay for the braces yourself.

Are you unsure about wearing braces as an adult? Would you like to get orthodontic treatment, or would you like to know more about the costs and reimbursements for adult braces? Please get in touch!

In short, although the cost of adult braces is fixed nationwide, the total cost will depend on the type of braces you choose, and treatment required. In some cases it’s possible to get cover from additional dental insurance. However, this may not always make financial sense.

We’re here to give you advice about braces and orthodontic treatments.

We look forward to answering all your questions and discussing your individual needs