From Kids to Parents, we are people, and we have rights to a  beautiful smile. In today’s world and many bills to pay, the only real question is – Ok, how much should I pay for something? In this particular topic, often the question is how much braces cost with insurance and will your health insurance cover the expense?

Here are some answers:

The average cost of treatment

Without insurance, costs for traditional metal braces can be in the range of $2500 to $7500 according to Jurnal of Clinical, but the overall cost can vary by state. Removable appliances such as Damon or Invisalign are typically 20 to 50 percent more expensive than metal braces.


For children, dental insurance can cover the part of the expenses, but this not affects every situation. For adults, the insurance won’t cover cosmetical (esthetic) procedures. Most health insurance won’t pay medical treatments for people over 18 years old, but you should check it out with your provider. Always check out the fine print of your plan.

Things to know about Insurance:

  •    Some dental insurance are setting the waiting period for specific procedures, so you should make sure that everything is placed on time
  •    Annual Cap for service for the year. The cost’s of the dental system may fulfill your yearly cap
  •    Affective date of the policy. Don’t start the procedure before the effective date of the policy. Try to keep the insurance plan thru the entire orthodontics treatment
  •    Dental plans won’t cover cosmetic procedures, but if your child has a chewing problem or jaw misalignment, your program should provide coverage.
  •    The supplemental orthodontic insurance plan is a great way to get the coverage for braces.

Dental health care is tax deductible as long the insurance consider braces to be medically necessary. The cost must exceed a certain amount before you can get a deduction. Keep track and save your receipts. Make digital copies. Medicaid may cover the full or the percentage of the medical treatment. If the braces are child’s necessity.

Methods of payment

  •     Flexible Savings Account (FSA) you may have reimbursement from the FSA for orthodontics.  They can cover the costs of installation, maintenance and removal and with the tax benefits associated with your account.  You can usually make aside funds from your paycheck to be transferred directly to the FSA to cover the medical procedure. You will pay the same amount, but it’s easier to have money covered every month.
  •    Typically there are ways such as credit card, debit and, personal loans or cash. 90% when payistockn cash, you will get the discount.
  •    Many orthodontists offer the payment plan for individual patients (Long years clientele), sometimes with interest-free.

Employer-sponsored dental insurance can sometimes offer a good medical plan. Usually, it covers the part of the treatment.

Remeber, always research your dental coverage, especially if you are seeking out the plan for multiple family members, in which case the cost can add up very quickly.