26 January 2023

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Price of Braces in Malaysia: A Comprehensive Guide

Getting your braces done is a huge financial commitment. Plus, it can be daunting to find the right dental clinic that fits your budget. That’s why we’ve compiled your Malaysian guide to understanding different types of braces and their cost!

Getting your braces done is a huge financial commitment. Plus, it can be daunting to find the right dental clinic that fits your budget. That’s why we’ve compiled your Malaysian guide to understanding different types of braces and their cost!

What affects the cost of braces?

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There are many factors that can affect how expensive your orthodontic treatment will be, so it’s worth knowing what those things are before deciding what you can afford to spend. Here are two main factors that commonly affect the cost of braces:

The type of braces you select

There are many types of braces available today, so it’s important to know how each type affects how much you’ll pay for customised teeth correction. The main types of braces of traditional metal braces and invisible aligners. We’ve even written an article digging deeper between the difference of these two types of braces, you can check it out here!

Complexity of your teeth condition

There is a major difference between minor smile imperfections that may only take six months versus a more complicated orthodontic issue that may require a year of treatment or longer. However, don’t let the estimated treatment time for your specific orthodontic needs scare you away — typically, the more complex your teeth conditions now, the more serious problems they can give you down the road if left untreated!

What questions should you be asking when thinking about braces cost?

Alright, so now you know what affects the cost of braces, but you may not even know where to begin when asking the right questions to estimate how much you’ll be spending.  But we’ve got you! Here are the top 5 questions you should always ask when asking your dentist about braces cost:

  1. What is the estimated total fee for my braces?
  2. Are the braces fees fixed, or does it change as the treatment progresses?
  3. What is included in the fee?
  4. What is not included in the fee?
  5. Can I opt for any installment plans?

How much do braces cost in Malaysia?

Well, it depends on the factors we discussed earlier as prices vary greatly.  Finding the right information can be a little confusing, and that’s why we put together this little table as a general guide to compare braces fees between different dental providers and the type of braces they provide:

Type of braces Private clinic Government
Traditional metal braces
RM1000 (free for children of civil servants)
Self-ligating/Damon braces
Zenyum Invisible Braces (Clear aligners)
RM6399 (mild cases) and RM8999-RM9999 (complex cases)
Other brand clear aligners
Up to RM20000
DIY braces
Not standardised

*All prices shown above are based on a range of prices available online and are accurate at the time of writing.

Well, there you have it – a general guide to braces costs! But.. there are other  costs you should be aware of as well:

  • The cost of X-rays, as well as other dental treatments you may need and monthly checkups  during your checkup is usually not included in the braces fee. These fees can also vary from clinic to clinic. Zenyum ensures you only need to pay a flat fee of RM350 for your initial doctor consultation regardless of which of our partner dentists you visit. 
  • While the cost of braces treatment may be lower in government hospitals, the waiting time can range from a few weeks up to several months or years. Government hospitals also do not provide orthodontic treatments for patients above 18 years of age.

You can easily find out about Zenyum’s price breakdown here.

Are braces worth the cost?

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Correcting your bite is more than just aesthetics. It can actually make your life much more comfortable!

With proper care and maintenance, the benefits of wearing braces can last you a lifetime, making such an investment worth your while. Not only will you get the straight smile of your dreams, your braces can help solve or prevent a variety of oral health problems!

That being said, wearing any kind of braces comes with some common side effects affecting your daily life. Pain is the biggest fear people develop when considering getting braces, but keep in mind the old saying of “no pain, no gain”. While different people experience varying degrees of discomfort, which also depends on the complexity of teeth movement and types of braces, the results of wearing braces far outweigh the initial pain.

Still not sure if you really need braces? We’ve written an article covering all the signs that show you may need braces.

How to tell which invisible braces are safe?

When it comes to quality that is affordable, Zenyum invisible braces are here for the win!

Plus, the idea of cheap DIY braces to rescue your wallet may sound ideal, but it can be very risky.

The lack of accountability of a braces solution not monitored by a qualified dentist could lead to irreversible damage. Especially without any dental training, it will be hard for you to ensure whether your aligners fit properly or if you’re progressing according to plan. 

DIY braces, though a quick way to straighten your teeth, can also make you susceptible to gum and bone damage. Straightening your teeth is still a delicate procedure, and with poor or no infection control measures being followed, you could introduce bacteria or viruses into your body causing you to fall ill.

So, why should you go for Zenyum Invisible Braces?

Not only are Zenyum’s Invisible Braces a more affordable alternative to straighten teeth than the majority of the braces providers in Malaysia, they are also a great option in terms of convenience. We also believe in partnering with  licensed dentists for your dental treatment so you’ll always be in safe hands!

See more: before and after photos of real Zenyum Invisible Braces results

Investing In A Radiant Smile Is Worth It

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