Average Price For Braces In South Africa

What is Braces?


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

Average Price For Braces In South Africa

Metal Braces Cost in South Africa Patients can expect to pay anywhere between R25, 000- R40, 000 for metal braces.

How much are braces in South Africa in rands?

How much does it cost to straighten teeth in South Africa? Active treatment ranges according to the severity of the case. Labial (normal braces) cases range between R16, 193 up to R32,939. Aligners range from R31,725 up to R53,683 + there is an additional upfront appliance fee for the Aligner appliance.

How much are braces in South Africa with medical?

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

What color is best for braces?

Choose light blue, bronze, dark purple or subdued reds and pinks to complement lighter skin tones. Choose darker colors to make your teeth appear whiter.

Watch out for lighter colors that could make your teeth look more yellow. Consider colors that complement or match your eyes

Does Gems medical aid cover braces in South Africa?

Benefit for orthodontic treatment

GEMS does not have a separate benefit limit for orthodontic treatment; all claims are payable from the available dentistry limit.

The benefit for orthodontic treatment is only available to GEMS beneficiaries under the age of 21 on the Ruby, Emerald, Emerald Value and Onyx options.

Can you kiss someone with braces?

It’s completely fine if you’re not ready for something as adventurous as kissing right away! When you feel ready, take it slow. Being gentle while kissing with braces is incredibly important for the safety of you and your partner. It’s a good idea to start with closed lips