Orthodontics in special cases

Orthodontics involves care of an orthodontic nature such as dentists generally provide. It is a specialism within dental care. .


In orthodontics, the position of the teeth and molars in the jaw is improved. Orthodontics in special cases applies when you have a very serious developmental or growth disorder that is affecting your teeth, jaw and mouth (tooth-jaw-mouth system)

When will you qualify for reimbursement?

If you have a serious developmental disorder or growth disorder that is affecting the tooth-jaw-mouth system, you will qualify for orthodontics in special cases. The orthodontics must be necessary to retain or achieve a dental function. The co-treatment of other care must be necessary too. You need our prior consent. The insurance conditions (PDF) explain which documents you have to submit with your request for consent.

Referral required

You will require a referral from a dentist, general practitioner or a dental specialist for care from an orthodontist.

Reimbursement under public health insurance

Under HollandZorg public healthcare insurance, you will qualify for the reimbursement of the costs of orthodontics in special cases.

Public Healthcare Insurance
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance 100%

No statutory personal contribution

There is no statutory personal contribution for orthodontics in special cases.

Policy excess

Are you 18 or older? The costs incurred for orthodontics in special cases will count towards your compulsory policy excess.

Who can you approach?

Orthodontic treatment is available from orthodontists, whether or not affiliated to a centre for special dentistry.

Reimbursements 2022

Also view the Reimbursements 2022.


The information on this page is a brief outline of the reimbursement. You can only derive rights from our insurance conditions.

More information

Use our Care Guide to find a (contracted) care provider near you. For more information, contact customer services on +31(0)570 687 123. Our expert employees will be pleased to help you.