TMJ Centre Melbourne offer a wide range of payment options for patients looking to receive treatment for TMJ, headaches and sleep concerns.
How much is TMJ treatment?
It is important to remember that all patients are unique and as such, treatment costs may vary greatly.
The cost for the initial consultation is $340 and claimable on Private Health Insurance “extras” using 2 x Dental (015, 963) item numbers and 1 x Chiropractic item number (IC-1 – or your health fund number used for this service).
Payment plans are offered once a deposit is paid through DentiCare Finance – available at 0% interest, and payments can be arranged over 6-12 month periods to help patients with budgeting.
If neuromuscular orthotics are required, our programs may cost between $2150 – $6810 depending on what is assessed at the initial appointment. These costs include review fees in each program.
Our most extensive program is a four month program for those that need to stabilise their jaws – perhaps due to dislocation, or to aid in healing chronic inflammation in the jaw joints and/or to address cranial/structural involvement. This program requires compliancy of fortnightly appointments where we closely monitor progress. We make necessary corrections during review appointments, focusing on cranial/structural issues whilst also monitoring whether the orthotics need adjustment with the changes that occur along the way.
Two types of orthotics are needed for this program, a neuromuscular day appliance and also one for night wear. Eventually you are weaned from the day appliance and continue to wear a night appliance to stop future injury.
Of course not everyone falls into the four month treatment category as mentioned above. It may be that you need another course of action which could range between $2150 – $2625. These costs also include two follow up reviews.
Item numbers are available at the initial consultation for the various treatment options recommended, so that rebates can be sourced through patients Private Health Insurance.
SuperCare is a finance option, which has helped countless Australians to have access to important medical care. SuperCare works by allowing early release of you Superannuation to pay for medical treatment. Although a common process, many Australians are unaware that this can be an option available to them.
SuperCare provides and stress-free solution that simplifies the Application for the Early Release of Superannuation, via the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). SuperCare is a unique solution that is focused on making patients feel informed and supported throughout the whole process.
This payment option is ideal for a family that:
- Does not have the relevant, or sufficient, private health insurance
- May not have access to sufficient, available funds
- Does have one member with Superannuation funds
SuperCare’s consultants are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have so you can focus on your health and not your finances. The TMJ Centre Melbourne team can also help with any questions you may have about this process.
Contact us for more information about SuperCare!
Denticare offer patients a finance plan at 0% interest on the remaining balance of the treatment, after a deposit has been paid.
The paperwork involved is quick and easy. Plans are granted if the patient has a job or has somebody (such as a family member) who can stand in as the person responsible for payment.
Confirmation and acceptance of the payment plan usually takes a couple of days.
If the patient does not finish their proposed program and they have borrowed money from Denticare, we work out how many appointments they have had and what that would normally equate to if they were paying us as they go. We would then instruct Denticare to cease payments once that amount has been reached. This means the patient only pays for what they have had. Contact us for more information!