Payment & Office Policies

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

Of course, the cost depends on what type of treatment is needed and the length of time the treatment will take. Therefore, we cannot quote you a price until the initial examination has been completed, and we know what treatment you will require.

If the problem is a simple one, you may only need a retainer which may cost a few hundred dollars. However, if your teeth are significantly out of alignment, you may require braces. A full course of braces may cost $5000-$7000, depending on the complexity of the problem, and which type of braces you choose. Invisalign, which is an invislible option, starts at $3000 for simple cases, but can cost more than braces for difficult cases.

Dr. Kellerstein does not want finances to stand in your way of pursuing a beautiful smile, and so we offer a variety of financing options to help meet your needs.

  • We do not expect our patients to pay the entire fee upfront. We offer a variety of payment plans, where low monthly installments can be made over the course of the treatment time (up to 2 years). These payments are interest-free, and can be customized to suit your needs.
  • If you decide to pay the full amount at the onset of treatment, we will offer a 5% discount.
  • We also offer a discount for additional family members that begin treatment (i.e. siblings, parents, children).
  • We accept payment by cheque, debit, or credit card for your convenience.


Before your first visit with us, please check with your insurance company to see how much coverage you have for orthodontics. If you are uncertain, you can call your insurance provider and ask them. We are happy to provide your insurance company any information they require, and can submit a pre-determination form to them to help you clarify your coverage.

The way insurance works for orthodontics is similar to drug plans. The patient submits their payment to us, and we provide them with a receipt for the insurance. The insurance company will then reimburse the patient for their expenses.  This is the practice for all orthodontists in Canada.  We are not allowed to deal directly with insurance companies (unlike general dentists, who can). However, we will help you in every way we can to facilitate your dealings with your insurance.

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