Can I Get Braces with Medicaid? | Kool Smiles
If you are wondering how much braces cost with Medicaid, it can help to find an orthodontist who will give you a no-cost consultation first.
Kool Smiles provides no-cost braces consultations and can help determine if braces are medically necessary for your child. This is especially important if your child is covered by Medicaid, TRICARE, or CHIP.
What Is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a program funded by state and federal governments that brings affordable health coverage to eligible adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. You can find out if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP and determine if your coverage includes the cost of braces.
Can I Get Braces with Medicaid?
For children enrolled in Medicaid, the dental coverage ranges from infection and pain relief to regular checkups. States are required to provide orthodontic services to children “to the extent necessary to prevent disease and promote oral health, and restore oral structures to health and function.”
Because Medicaid usually covers children 21 and under whose orthodontic needs are declared “medically necessary,” a consultation will help you find out if Medicaid can help cover the cost of braces.
Although your child's braces will probably not be free, Medicaid may help pay for much of the costs. It is also important to note that Medicaid will not cover adult braces for free.
Orthodontic Consultations | How to Get Braces
Kool Smiles is committed to providing affordable orthodontic care, so we will work with you to find the best payment solution.
The no-cost braces consultations offered by Kool Smiles will help determine if your child's teeth will benefit from braces or other orthodontic services.
We can also provide information about other ways to pay for braces if Medicaid will not. We offer affordable pricing options for our patients, including payment terms that fit your budget.
You can learn more about payment options by calling the professionals at Kool Smiles.
Affordable Payment Options at Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles offers the following payment options:
Private dental insurance
CareCredit (we can help you apply)
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Kool Smiles has a mission to provide quality dental care to children all across the country and proudly accepts Medicaid at every location for general dentistry needs.
Don't waste any more time wondering where to get braces for your child—call us today or contact your local Kool Smiles to see if they have an orthodontist on site!
Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Benefits/Downloads/EPSDT_Coverage_Guide.pdf