Being a parent is expensive. But you always want the best for your children, and that includes finding ways to afford the orthodontic treatment they need, even though it may be difficult. So how much do braces cost for kids? First, it's necessary to identify the type of braces for your child and the duration of the treatment. This will help you understand your options in providing the very best care for your investment.
The cost of braces ranges depending on the type of braces your child gets and how long they have to wear them. In this article we'll discuss the types of braces available for children, how much they cost, and where to find affordable orthodontic care.
Children are typically fitted for braces not much later than 12 years of age, after they've lost all of their baby teeth and their 12-year molars have erupted. Although the American association of orthodontics recommends that children receive their first orthodontic screening by the age of seven years, braces that are fitted too early can make the treatment take longer than necessary –- and cost more.
The best way to find out if your child's braces will be covered by your insurance is to check with your insurance provider. If your family does not have dental insurance and an orthodontist determines that your child's braces are medically necessary, the cost is usually tax deductible. If your child's braces are medically necessary and you are covered by Medicaid, the cost may be covered. To confirm this, you should check with your Medicaid office.
If your family does not have dental insurance, you have options. We accept most forms of insurance, including state-specific plans. We also offer plans with low monthly payments and no interest! I there is an incorrect bite or potential for damage to the teeth or surrounding tissues during the screening exam, sometimes we can start with an "interceptive" action to prevent the problem from playing out or getting worse. This can include fitting a palatal expander or other appliance to ensure that the permanent teeth erupt in the right position. The exam might also highlight the need to control habits such as thumb-sucking, which can cause damage to a child's mouth over time.
Financing for Dental Braces
Our office has many flexible options to allow you to get the treatment you need, and we work with almost all, if not all, dental insurance carriers. Schedule your free consultation using the form provided on the Appointment Request page.