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As every parent knows, raising children comes with significant expenses. Often times, paying for braces will be one of those expenses. Not all orthodontists charge the same for the same services and available options will vary. By fully exploring your insurance options you have the best chance of getting your braces covered by insurance either fully or partially.

Insurance

Having your braces covered by insurance is among the most common ways that people pay for braces. Not every plan will cover braces. By choosing the right plan, however, you can defray a significant amount of the cost. When you choose your dental insurance plan, make sure it doesn’t only cover dental treatment. Your plan will need to cover orthodontic treatments as well. Most orthodontics plans will cover about half of the total cost of braces minus certain unexpected costs.

What Insurance Covers

Not all insurance plans are created equal, so making certain of having your braces covered by insurance depends on what coverage is available. First visits are often free. Some people will submit their insurance information and assume the rest will be covered as well- only to be surprised later. If you plan to use your employer’s insurance, make sure it offers coverage for braces specifically. If it does not, you will need to shop around for another policy. Keep in mind that dental coverage and orthodontic coverage are not always considered to be the same thing. Read the fine print to make sure you are getting the coverage you’re looking for.

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Percentage Covered and Lifetime Maximum

Just as orthodontic coverage is not always included in dental coverage- it is also not always a part of the total medical coverage. Again, you will need to read your policy carefully to make sure to have your braces covered by insurance. Every plan will pay for your benefits in a different way. That means you really need to take the time to read and get to know your policy well.

Coordinating Benefits

In cases where a patient has more than one type of insurance, coordinating benefits can be a challenge. Most insurance providers will use what is called the birthday policy to coordinate coverage. If the benefits are “non-duplicating,” one insurer would pay in full, while would pay nothing. Clearly, having braces covered by insurance can be very complicated. For this reason, it will be important to read and research your policy and speak at length with an agent to make sure your understanding matches theirs.

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WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE LET'S SMILE DENTAL?

We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and that your time is very valuable. Therefore, we have put a great deal of effort into creating flexible office hours for our patients. Our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today.

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At Let's Smile Dental we use the most advanced technologies to make your visit as comfortable, relaxing and pain-free as possible.

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Whether you need an orthodontic treatment or a pediatric care for your child, let our professional staff schedule the best time for your next visit.

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Our kid's friendly dental office and staff work hard to make sure that the whole experience is joyful and easy for both the kids and their parent's.

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My son loves it here. The dentist and hygienist describe every tool they are about to use and how they are going to use them. Most importantly, they know how to talk to kids and have a good sense of humor.
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We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and that your time is very valuable. Therefore, we have put a great deal of effort into creating flexible office hours for our patients. Our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today.

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