Wondering about what braces cost for teenagers? How much you pay depends on what kind of braces your child gets and whether you have insurance. Many orthodontists accept state insurance plans, Medicaid and TriCare, but coverage will be different with each plan. The professionals at Kool Smiles can help you understand how to find braces for your teen without breaking the bank.
There’s more to orthodontics, or straightening teeth, than how your teenager’s teeth look. Teeth that are crooked or crowded are harder to keep clean, which can cause cavities and gum disease. Teeth that don’t line up right can affect how your teen speaks and chews and can lead to jaw pain. It is important to fix these problems when they are young, while the teeth and jaw are still developing.
Kool Smiles offers quality and affordable orthodontic care to help your teenager have a healthy smile, teeth and jaw.
There are several different kinds of braces that can be used to straighten your child’s teeth. The metal braces you may remember from when you were a kid are still popular and are usually the most affordable choice. Other options include ceramic braces, which work like metal braces but are less noticeable, and invisible aligners (such as Invisalign®) that work like a mouth guard to straighten teeth without wires and brackets.
The kind of braces your teenager gets will affect how long they have them on and how many office visits you will have to make. These factors affect cost of braces for teenagers. Traditional metal braces cost between $3,000 and $7,000, with the other kinds usually costing more.
Many insurance plans will help pay for your teenager’s braces. Call your insurance company to see how much they pay. Some plans cover 50% of the cost, up to a certain amount (called a “lifetime maximum”). If you have Medicaid, SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) or Tricare, braces that are medically necessary may be covered. Whatever your insurance, Kool Smiles will work out a payment plan to help families find affordable braces.
Kool Smiles accepts most insurance plans, including Medicaid, and offers easy payment plans to make your teenager’s braces affordable. Find a Kool Smiles location near you or call us at 1-855-854-3621.
Consumer Guide to Dentistry: http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/orthodontics-advantage/?_ga=1.107011210.923012667.1479139991
For many Americans, finding a good dentist in their area can be hard enough. Finding a children's dentist that accepts Medicaid can feel impossible. But your search can begin —…Read Full Article
Searching for a dentist by name is a great way to find the dentist you are looking for. Whether it's because of the services they offer, the insurance plans they…Read Full Article
When looking at the Medicaid coverage map, it's clear that many areas—especially in the Southeast—have a low Medicaid acceptance rate. However, the dentists at Kool Smiles accept Medicaid at all…Read Full Article
With over 90 million customers in more than 50 countries, MetLife insures more families in America than any other insurance company and has been providing coverage to people for over 140 years.…Read Full Article
Looking for a dentist open on Saturdays near you for your child's dental needs? Many Kool Smiles Dental Practices are open on Saturday for children's dental services to ensure that…Read Full Article
A parent has many things to consider when it comes to the health of their toddler, but cavities are often overlooked. Cavities are caused by tooth decay, which is one of…Read Full Article
Kool Smiles is a kid-friendly dentist, and with over 120 locations throughout the U.S., there may be a dentist near you. Use our location finder to search for your local Kool…Read Full Article
While two-thirds of dentists don't accept Medicaid, the dentists at Kool Smiles do. Kool Smiles is a network of family-friendly dentists that makes finding affordable dental care easy for patients without insurance. We welcome…Read Full Article
When babies gets their first tooth, it's a big day in a parent's life. A healthy smile begins with the first tooth, and parents should bring their child to a…Read Full Article
There are a number of resources available to make finding a dentist easy, but you don't want to find just any dentist. You need to find the right dentist. Kool Smiles…Read Full Article
Medicaid is a government-funded program that provides health and dental coverage to millions of Americans. People who can be covered by Medicaid include children, the elderly, pregnant women, people with low…Read Full Article