July 29, 2017
You’re tired of living with crooked teeth! You’ve thought about straightening your teeth, but a few things hold you back such as wearing braces, and the cost. The good news is there are discreet options for adults, and many dental insurance plans often offer coverage for orthodontics! Your orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh explains how coverage works and why it’s important to straighten your teeth.
Orthodontics and Dental Insurance
The first thing to know about dental insurance is that every plan is different. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to navigate, and that’s why at Cartwright Orthodontics, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer your questions.
If your plan offers them, orthodontic benefits are typically separate from normal dental benefits. It will likely have its own percentages of coverage and lifetime maximum. There may also be age limits, which means that there might not be coverage for adults on some plans.
If you do have orthodontic coverage on your dental insurance plan, we’ll deduct the full amount they will pay from your treatment total and you’ll be responsible for the remaining balance. We want orthodontics to be accessible to all of our patients, so we’ll help you design a payment plan that works for your budget. We offer convenient options such as:
- A discount for payment in full
- Monthly payments with no interest if completed during treatment time
- Third party financing for extended payments
- Discounts for multiple family members
Why Is Orthodontics Important?
Believe it or not, straightening your teeth does more than just boost your confidence; it actually benefits your oral health. Teeth that overlap are harder to brush and floss, and if you’re not able to properly clean your teeth it increases your risk for developing issues like gum disease or tooth decay.
A misaligned bite also contributes to issues with your jaw joint that can cause pain in your neck, shoulders, and face, as well as painful headaches or migraines. Orthodontics corrects your bite as well as aligning your teeth, which helps you achieve optimum oral health.
Contact Cartwright Orthodontics
For over 20 years, Dr. Gary Cartwright has been the South Hills of Pittsburgh orthodontist that patients trust. He designs and delivers beautiful, healthy smiles that will fit into your budget. If you’re ready to learn more about the possibilities for your teeth, give our office a call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cartwright.
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