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Deductibles and Orthodontics: Why You Should Start Invisalign Before the New Year

November 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — 32andu @ 8:45 am
Someone holding an Invisalign aligner and smiling

Unfortunately, people often think about orthodontics as having an expiry date—if they’re past adolescence, they often assume that the opportunity to straighten their smile has passed them by.

Fortunately this isn’t the case. In fact, if you have dental insurance, right now—the end of the year—is the perfect time to get started with Invisalign treatment. If you’re curious, here are some reasons why you shouldn’t wait.

Deductibles: Explained

A feature of dental insurance is the deductible, which is an amount of money that you’ll need to pay out of pocket before your dental plan will begin to cover your care. If you’ve been getting dental care all year, it’s possible that you’ve already paid that deductible, or are getting close. This makes a big difference if you’re embarking on a major treatment.

This resets at the end of the year, so if you wait until January to start getting Invisalign, you could lose the benefits of the money you’ve spent already.

Invisalign and Dental Insurance

While Invisalign has been around long enough to be familiar to most people, dental insurance companies have been a little slow on the uptake. For a long time, even those plans that covered traditional braces tended not to do the same for Invisalign. Still others would cover the treatment for children, but not for adults.

However, this is rapidly changing. Nowadays people of all ages who are interested in orthodontic treatment can save a lot of money by relying on their dental insurance, provided they use it wisely. If you’ve already met your deductible, there’s good reason to think that starting Invisalign treatment at the end of the year could be a smart move.

That said, every plan is different. You should check with your insurance company before beginning treatment to ensure that Invisalign aligners are within the realm of what your plan will pay for.

About the Author

Dr. Ryan Bygness has been helping people here in Denison to smile their brightest for over 25 years, and he’s still just as eager as ever to meet now patients. Getting to know someone, understand their issue, and help them is as rewarding for him now as the day he opened his practice. Since Dr. Bygness received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, he received his orthodontic certificate and has completed over 400 hours of continuing education in this field alone!

If you have any questions about Invisalign and dental insurance, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (712) 263-3252.

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