You deserve a beautiful, healthy smile that will last you a lifetime. But did you know many people haven’t been able to afford quality clear braces or aligners? With our tips, many of our patients are able to afford clear braces or clear aligners from Invisalign or Six Month Smiles at Sloan Creek Dental. There are plenty of ways to get affordable braces if you know where to look.
Understanding Your Dental Insurance
It’s time to dispel some misperceptions about dental insurance and orthodontic treatment. Some people may think that clear braces or aligners is a cosmetic treatment that isn’t covered by your insurance, however that’s a common misconception. Depending on your dental plan, most insurance plans cover clear braces and aligners and by doing so, straightening your teeth makes it easier to improve long-term oral health. If you’re unsure about whether your plan covers orthodontic treatment, contact your dental insurance carrier, or we can help contact them on your behalf.
Even if you don’t have dental insurance, you may be eligible to get your clear aligners or braces covered by your medical insurance, or you can join our dental membership plan and receive 15% off on your treatment.
Check Your HSA or FSA
Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) offer employees a convenient way to save for medical expenses, whether or not their employer offers dental coverage. Using your HSA or FSA is an excellent option that allows you to set aside pre-tax money for medical expenses, like clear braces. Keep in mind, we recommend it to check the specific rules of your HSA or FSA to ensure these expenses qualify. If you’re unsure, contact your benefits coordinator for clarification.
We know that orthodontic treatment can be expensive, which is why we partnered with CareCredit and LendingPoint to help you get the treatment you want. With CareCredit and LendingPoint, we provide you with a flexible monthly payment plan to help spread out the cost of your treatment with 0% interest. This allows you to pay for your treatment at a fixed monthly fee that fits your budget.
If you decide to go with another dental office, be sure to check with that office to see if they charge interest as some offices may charge interest with third party financing.
Let us Know About Your Concerns
We want you to have the best smile possible. When you come in for your consultation, we will develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and your budget. We will always be honest about what we can accomplish, and work with you to determine the best way to get there.If you are concerned about the cost or have a particular maximum amount you can afford, please let us know from the start. We may be able to work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your budget.
If we have to adjust the treatment plan, Dr. Feng will work with you to find the perfect treatment plan that fits within your budget and expectations. We want the best for you and your smile, so no matter what, we’ll do what we can to make sure that affordable treatment remains affordable treatment.
Have more Dental questions?
There are a variety of ways you can make clear aligners and braces more affordable. By using some of the tips mentioned, you’ll be on your way to getting the beautiful smile you want. If you have questions about clear aligners or clear braces, or would just like to schedule an appointment with a member of our staff, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (972) 468-1440 or contact our office by leaving us a message.