The cost of braces can number upwards of thousands of dollars. Numerous patients take on this investment to ensure they or their children enjoy straight teeth that are functional and cosmetically appealing. You do not want to be self-conscious about your smile and the way it appears to other people. Whether your financial situation presents challenges to receiving treatment or not, there are things to consider about dental insurance for braces.

The treatment is considered to be a cosmetic one. In this regard, they are generally not covered by most insurance plans. In certain cases where braces are deemed a necessary, essential treatment, insurances may be applied. These cases include crossed teeth, where proper cleaning cannot be performed. Overbites are another conditions that can prevent patients from exhibiting correct chewing functions.

It is recommended that you reach out to your dentist regarding braces and whether they are covered by your insurance. This is the recommended way to learn whether braces are a necessary treatment that places you under coverage from your insurance policy. It is also important to discuss these conditions with your insurance provider.

Pacific Dental Care services the areas of Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and beyond. Dr. Marine can help you determine whether braces are needed or there are alternative treatments such as Invisalign that can be applied to help correct your smile. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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