The compulsory sickness insurance pay for a basic treatment of children and youth up to the 18th year (start of treatment). The treatment of adult is payed only, if there is a severe anomaly of the jaws. That requires a jaw surgery as well.
Not included are treatments of so called light teeth- or jaw malocclusions (orthodontic indication groups KIG 1 or 2), as well as additional or surplus services such as specific braces and bows, Invisalign treatment, functional analytic services, etc. Additional private insurance can cover these costs. This is why we recommend to make a private additional insurance prior to your first visit at an orthodontist. Information on these insurances is available at www.waizmanntabelle.de.
Medium grade teeth-or jaw malocclusions (KIG 3, 4 and 5) are covered by compulsory sickness insurance. However, 20% of the costs you have to take at first. After successful completion of the treatment the insurance will refund these 20%.
We give you cost information about your treatment already in your first appointment.
Private insurance companies pay for orthodontic treatment without age limit. However, there are so many tariffs that a general information on coverage of costs is difficult. Ideally, you hand in a cost plan, that we gladly provide, and make sure, the costs are covered.
In general, within private insurance only the unknown risk without risk additions is covered. It is wise to optimize your coverage prior to the first consultancy. For more detailed questions we are available for you via phone or e-mail.