The cost of treatment for any individual varies and is dependent on a number of factors including:
Our mission is to make high quality orthodontics affordable and accessible to anyone who really wants or needs it. An investment in orthodontics to create straight teeth can result in huge cosmetic and functional benefits.
A smile with straight, well aligned teeth not only looks great but can have a significant psychological benefit boosting one’s self esteem and confidence.
In a society where looking good is important, people with attractive smiles tend to be more successful socially and professionally. This may sound like a sales pitch but its true – there are not many modern day celebrities with unattractive smiles.
Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, which reduces the risk of dental decay and developing gum disease. Good alignment also reduces the risk of uneven wear of the teeth and fracturing of teeth in later life. We are all living longer and we need to take care of our teeth if we want to keep them for life.
An investment in high quality orthodontic treatment can avoid a whole range of future dental issues – saving unnecessary discomfort, inconvenience and cost during a life time. As the saying goes “ prevention is better than cure”. A modest investment in great orthodontic care can save tens of thousands of dollars of dental work over a life time.
In order to provide affordable, high-quality treatment that achieves the desired results, whether you are a child, a teenager or adult, we offer a variety of payment plans and can tailor one to fit your family’s budget. For example, we can start with a minimal deposit and offer interest-free payments terms over an extended period. The cost of orthodontic treatment is of concern to many, and that is why we have provided below a guide of our orthodontist fees as well as the different payment options.
- The skill and experience of the treating doctor
- The complexity of the case
- The type of active appliances used (eg braces, plates, aligners)
- The type of retainers used (eg none, fixed, removable)
- The standard of finish required by the patient ( level of perfection desired )
- Partial treatment for cosmetics only or comprehensive for an ideal bite
At your initial complimentary assessment – we will review treatment options then formulate a treatment plan that suits your personal circumstances. We will also explain the fees for your personal plan and explain the payment options.
1. Payment in full upfront
If you wish to pay up front in one lump sum -we can offer a 5% reduction in the total fee. This normally does not affect your private health fund extras benefit but we do suggest you check with your health fund before proceeding.
2. Payment plans
We offer a range of interest free financial options to help spread costs out over a period of time, to suit your budget. We had partnered with Denticare – to make it easy to start treatment .
3. Payment Methods
Why invest in us?
Dr Gullotta enjoys every aspect of orthodontics and working with you to achieve a smile you will love. That is why we want to build a strong relationship with each of our patients and we do this through providing the best possible customer service, treatments, comfort and care so that your experience is a positive one.
We pride ourselves on offering longer appointment times and we won’t rush you. We want you to understand the process and what it means to you.
We also value your time, so we run on time.
Frequently Ask Questions
It is complimentary.
The cost varies depending on the severity of the problem. We will give you an accurate estimate at the free Initial consultation.
We offer clear ceramic brackets for upper braces only and they cost an additional $600 on top of your standard metal braces fee.
Yes. We offer interest free payment plans through Denticare. Usually over 24 months.
If you have extras cover with your health fund, you may be able to claim back some of your orthodontic fees. The amount you can claim back depends on:
- Which health fund you are in
- What level of cover you have
- The numbers of years you have been with the fund
The amount you can claim back can range from $500 to $3000. For more details contact your health fund directly – you will need to quote the item number (usually – 881–full course of orthodontic treatment and treatment time (usually 18 to 24 months).
This is a personal decision for you to make, just be aware there is usually a waiting period of 12 months before you can make a claim on orthodontic fees. We’d recommend calling a few Health Funds to find out more information.
Orthodontic treatment is not covered by the CDBS.
We offer a 5% discount on treatments paid in full upfront.
Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosing, preventing and treating problems in the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment involves using braces, clear aligners plates and other corrective devices to move teeth and jaws into normal alignment. It may involve changing the position of the teeth or modifying the way the jaw grows.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has undertaken an additional two or three years of full-time study and clinical training at university (usually a Masters degree) so they can specialise in orthodontics. This extra study is on top of the five years spent training as a general dentist. Orthodontists are the most qualified to diagnose, prevent and treat problems you may have in the alignment of your teeth and jaws.
Dr Nino Gullotta is a leading Gold Coast Orthodontist with over 30 years of specialist experience. Over this time has delighted thousands of patients with exceptional orthodontic care. Dr Gullotta is also rated as one of the top 3 orthodontists on the Gold Coast according to threebestrated.com.au.
Dr Gullotta has owned Gullotta Orthodontics for 30 years and has barely missed a day of work! So rest assured that your smile is in good hands. Dr G is also a Invisalign Diamond Provider, which means he’s an expert in Invisalign treatment.
There is an unmetered 2P section out the very front of the building, however there are limited spaces. All other parking is 2P metered. If you don’t want to pay for parking, we suggest leaving early, parking at Australia Fair and walking to the practice.