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Can I Afford Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment gives us more than just a beautiful smile – it can also correct how we bite down, help with jaw alignment, and alleviate chronic headaches. But even when treatment seems like a win-win, making the investment can be a big decision.
If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your family but are not sure how to justify the expense, here are a few things to think about:
Work with a Treatment Coordinator
No matter how much research you do, the world of insurance, benefits, and payment plans is a tricky one – so work with an expert to make a plan! Most orthodontic practices, including ours, will have a dedicated staff member who will walk you through what your options are, and determine if treatment is possible before you get started. In addition to creating custom plans, they are also trained to help families make the most of their benefits and maximize savings.
Because orthodontics are a part of your health, many major insurance plans cover at least some of your treatment. You can also apply a balance from your HSA or FSA towards treatment to create and maintain a better smile.
Find an Orthodontist Who Cares
Braces or clear aligners might feel like they’re more of a cosmetic treatment, but working with an orthodontist is so much more than that. Orthodontics play a vital role in your overall oral healthcare, so they should be treated more as a medical expense than a cosmetic one. Just like you’d see a doctor for a broken ankle to ensure it heals the right way, an orthodontist will monitor your teeth, jaw, and gums to make sure teeth grow in in a healthy way, and they don’t shift around in a way that will be harmful to your bite.
The final piece of making orthodontics fit into your budget is to work with a practice that truly wants to work with you. At Amazing Smiles, we believe everyone deserves a healthy smile, and we work closely with all kinds of families to make orthodontics possible for them. Whether it’s a 0% interest payment plan, reviewing insurance benefits, or just providing a deeper understanding of the expenses, we’re here for you.
If you’re interested in learning how you can fit braces or aligners into your budget, schedule your no-obligation, free examination now! We look forward to meeting you and helping make your smile amazing.