are braces covered by dental insurance

Are Braces Covered By Dental Insurance?

are braces covered by dental insurance

We understand that starting your orthodontic journey can be overwhelming, and we are here to make the process as easy as possible for you. In this blog post, we will address the most common question asked by our new patients: “Are braces covered by dental insurance?”

We will guide you through the steps to determine your coverage and explain how insurance works at our office.

Let’s get started!

Patricia and Bayli are the treatment coordinators at Impact Orthodontics. During your new patient consultation, they will be working closely with you and the doctors to ensure a smooth experience.

Their primary role is to assist you in understanding the clinical and financial aspects of your treatment.

Let’s dive into the details of orthodontic insurance coverage.

Determining Your Orthodontic Insurance Coverage:

Before your new patient consult, it is advisable to contact your insurance company and inquire about your orthodontic coverage.

Here are the four essential questions you should ask:

1. Is there orthodontic coverage, and if so, what is the lifetime maximum dollar value? Knowing the maximum amount your insurance will cover throughout your treatment will help you plan your finances accordingly.

2. What is the reimbursement percentage? Understanding the percentage your insurance company will reimburse for orthodontic treatment is crucial in estimating your out-of-pocket expenses.

3. What is the maximum initial payment allowed? Some insurance plans have a cap on the initial payment they will cover. Knowing this information will help you plan your budget effectively.

4. Are there any age restrictions for coverage? If you are over the age of 18, it is essential to inquire about any age restrictions that may affect your coverage. This will help us determine if there is any insurance coverage available for adult orthodontic treatment.

After asking these questions, you will know if your braces are covered by dental insurance!

Exploring Financial Options at Impact Orthodontics:

During your visit to our office, we will discuss how insurance works and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of our financial options. We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and we strive to make orthodontic treatment accessible to all. Our team will work closely with you to create a customized financial plan that suits your needs and budget.


At Impact Orthodontics, we understand that navigating orthodontic insurance coverage can be confusing. That’s why we have dedicated treatment coordinators like Patricia and Bayli to guide you through the process.

By contacting your insurance company and asking the four essential questions mentioned above, you can gain a clear understanding of your coverage.

During your visit, we will provide you with detailed information about insurance and present various financial options to make your orthodontic journey a smooth and affordable one.  We are also happy to direct-bill your insurance company.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. See you soon!

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