Read on to learn whether your child qualifies for Medicaid or CHIP and if the orthodontic treatment they need can be covered by such programs.
Where to Get Braces Near You
The dental professionals at Kool Smiles are happy to help you find the orthodontic services your child needs. Kool Smiles offers a no-cost braces consultation to help determine whether or not your child will benefit from braces.
After a quick visit, we can even help you find out if your child is eligible for Medicaid or CHIP.
To see a complete list of Kool Smiles locations that offer orthodontics, visit our orthodontics page to see if an office near you provides these services.
What Is Medicaid and CHIP?
Medicaid is a government program offered by state and federal governments that provides health coverage to eligible adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. In most cases, Medicaid will only cover orthodontic services for kids under the age of 21.
States are required to cover basic dental benefits for children covered by Medicaid or CHIP. Medicaid covers your child’s dental care, including everything from pain relief to regular checkups.
Braces and other orthodontic services may be covered if they are considered “medically necessary.” To determine if Medicaid covers orthodontic services in your state, contact your local insurance provider today.
Schedule a Braces Appointment at Kool Smiles Today
Find a Kool Smiles orthodontist near you that accepts Medicaid, or call us todayfor more information on affordable payment options for orthodontic services.
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