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An orthodontic treatment is a good investment in your child’s dental health and confident smile.
The amount of treatment costs cannot be quantified on a flat-rate basis. It depends on various factors and is therefore determined in a personal consultation. We also advise and support you on the possibilities for reimbursement by your health insurance.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Public Health Insurance
The assumption of costs by the public health insurance fund is regulated in the SGB V and depends on the medical necessity. This is determined and classified standardized by the orthodontic indication system (KIG). As a result, five different orthodontic degrees of severity are possible, grade 1 to grade 5.
From KIG Grade 3 onwards, the treatment costs will be covered. KIG Grade 1 denotes a slight misalignment that is medically insignificant but can affect appearance. Grade 2 of KIG summarizes those cases where treatment for medical reasons may be advisable, but where the malposition is not very pronounced.
When the public health insurance cover costs, the self-share principle in accordance with SGB V is applied: for part of the treatment costs, you first pay in advance. You will receive back this self-share from your health insurance company after the successful completion of the orthodontic treatment. In this way, the German legislative power wants to achieve a good cooperation of the patients, which is very important for the success of the treatment (e.g. sufficient wearing of removable braces).
The amount of the self-share for the first child is twenty percent of the treatment costs, from the second child it is ten percent.
Legally insured patients have the opportunity to expand the range of reimbursements through private supplementary insurance. Please seek advice from an insurance professional if this is appropriate for you. In such a case, you should take care of it at an early stage and pay attention to a reasonable cost-benefit ratio.