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How to Financially “Brace” for Orthodontia

By Caroline Jacobson on January 31, 2017 in Dental Health

How to Financially “Brace” for Orthodontia

Braces aren't necessary for everyone, but people of all ages are exploring the option for a straighter smile. Americans are keeping their natural teeth longer compared to 30 years ago. This might be why the number of adults seeking braces has increased 40% since then.

Braces seem like a no-brainer, but the financial commitment can complicate your decision. Before you take the financial plunge, prepare yourself:

Know Your Coverage

Understanding your coverage is the best way to take advantage of its features. Consult your plan specifics to understand what your coverage looks like in regards to your treatment.

Explore Budget Options

The perfect smile is priceless, but some orthodontic options can cost big bucks. If you have a flexible spending account (FSA), you might have funds you can use towards treatment. Consult your dental coverage and/or talk to your orthodontist about a payment plan.

Research Alternatives

Braces are the most common treatment of choice, but there are other options to consider. Speak with your orthodontist to see if you're a candidate for a braces alternative.

Visit our website or consult your plan's benefit booklet to learn more about how your coverage works with orthodontia.