Where Can I Get Braces In South Africa

What is a Brace?

Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them about a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health.

Where Can I Get Braces In South Africa?

Greenside Orthodontics

Address: 236 Barry Hertzog Ave, Greenside, Randburg, 2193, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4:30 pm

Phone: +27 11 646 5736

Dr. Steven Jay Flax Orthodontist

Address: 20 A Wessel Rd, Rivonia, Sandton, 2128, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ and close at 5 pm

Phone: +27 11 803 0065

PretoriaSmile Orthodontics Queenswood

Address: 203 Shilling St, Queenswood, Pretoria, 0186, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ and close at 5 pm

Phone: +27 12 333 2224

How much are braces in South Africa with medical aid?

Due to the cost of the appliances and the specialized nature of the treatment, orthodontics is punitively expensive.

You can expect to pay between R3 000 and R55 000 for braces, depending on the prescribed treatment.

Which medical aid pays for braces in South Africa?

Bonitas covers the cost of orthodontics treatment subject to the Denis dental protocols. Momentum Health pays for pre-authorized orthodontics treatment from your dental benefits.

 Medshield covers the cost of orthodontics from your day-to-day benefits, once pre-authorised.

How old do you need to be to get braces in South Africa?

We recommend taking your child on a trip to the Orthodontist between the ages of 7 and 10.

Are braces painful?

Most pain or discomfort is caused by the pressure needed to create sufficient tooth movement for the braces to do their work. 

The wires, brackets, and rubber bands in braces do not hurt, but the fitting, tightening, and removal can irritate tissues in the mouth.