If you’ve visited an Orthodontist and they’ve determined you will need treatment to correct your teeth, there’s no doubt you’ll have questions. The first question you will probably have is “How much will Orthodontic treatment cost?, as well as, wondering what your payment options are. In this blog post, we will provide you with the answers to these questions and hopefully provide you with the information you need to make the decision that best suits your needs.
HOW MUCH DOES ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT COST?
The reality is that the cost of orthodontic treatment can vary depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of treatment and the length of time it will take to achieve the desired results. That said, there are a number of different payment options available, meaning it is possible to receive treatment on a payment plan that works for you and your budget. The most common payment plan would be an initial down payment followed by a monthly fee spread over the course of treatment.
HOW DOES ORTHODONTIC INSURANCE WORK?
If you have coverage through an individual or group dental insurance plan, we recommend that you speak with your provider to determine whether or not Orthodontic treatment is covered. Commonly, an insurance plan will cover 50% of your treatment, but this is often capped with a lifetime maximum benefit one time coverage, per person, per lifetime.
If you choose to pay for Orthodontics through your insurance plan, we would recommend that you keep the same insurance plan through the duration of your treatment. The reason being, is that most insurers will not cover treatments that were applied prior to their coverage beginning, as they consider it to be a pre-existing condition.
Regardless of your decision, you should be aware that any amount not covered by your insurance provider can be submitted as a tax credit on your income taxes. As with most things pertaining to insurance coverage, your best bet is to discuss your options with your insurance company. This will ensure you have all of the details you need regarding your insurance plan especially when it comes to what it does and does not cover.
ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT: A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT
Choosing Orthodontic treatment is a great investment in your smile for people of any age. Proper alignment of teeth can improve oral health, quality of life, as well as your physical and mental health, which is why every effort is made to ensure that our patients are able to receive the treatment they need.
For more information on the cost of Orthodontic treatments, as well as information on the best payment options available to you, please contact Oak Hill Orthodontics today to book your complimentary consultation!