Six Ways To Afford Braces

Dentist Blog

Orthodontic treatment can work wonders on your smile, but many would-be patients feel that they can't afford braces or other orthodontic treatments. But here are several ways that you can consider to afford the cost. 

Dental Insurance

One of the best ways to get your braces covered is to take out a comprehensive dental insurance plan. While your average health care plan might not include a lot of dental insurance, you can bulk up the plan so that it will include partial payments on cosmetic dental treatments. Some employers offer add-ons to their company-wide health and dental plans, and the small additional cost could be offset by your savings on orthodontist visits. 

Discount Dental Groups

When you join a discount dental group, you get a discount off of selected dental companies in your area. This is a little bit different than dental insurance because you might be limited in terms of which orthodontist offices you can visit in your area. However, the monthly cost is often lower than that of a comprehensive dental insurance plan. 

Have the Work Done at a Dental School

You may be able to get a low rate for orthodontics treatment at a dental school. Students are monitored by certified orthodontists and experienced teachers so that the quality of the program is high. 

Charity and Reduced Cost Services

If you are in a low-income household, there may be some government and local organizations who will offset the cost of braces for you. A few national charities, such as Smiles Change Lives, also offer money to support low income families' orthodontic needs. 

Health Care Loans

Another option is to take out a short-term health care loan; this will allow you to repay the money on a monthly basis according to your income. Some employers offer subsidized health care loans as well. 

Talk with Your Orthodontist

Some orthodontic offices will also work with you to help you make treatment affordable. For instance, you can look for offices that give a discount to uninsured or low-income families and offices that have flexible repayment plans that extend beyond the end of your services. 

In short, an orthodontist treatment doesn't have to be seen as such a luxury. There are several ways to manage the cost of getting braces or other orthodontic implants, and it's often worth the cost to feel more confident about your smile and improve your teeth's health. 

To learn more, contact an orthodontist like Wright Center For Orthodontics


6 November 2015

Coping With Dental Emergencies

My son was outside playing with some friends when he accidentally fell down and hit his mouth on the sidewalk. The fall knocked out his front tooth, so I immediately placed the tooth in a small jar and added some milk. I rushed my son to the dental clinic and the dentist immediately took us into the examination room. The dentist placed the tooth back into the socket and saved it. My name is Beverly Tillman and thanks to the quick work of the dentist, my son didn't lose his tooth. Since this was a scary time for me and my son, I wanted to write this blog as a source of information for other parents who are facing a dental emergency. First of all, don't panic and get to your dentist as soon as possible. I hope this blog will help to answer your questions about dental emergencies.