Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?
One of the biggest obstacles to getting quality orthodontic care is the cost. Patients tend to delay treatment or avoid talking to their dentist about their teeth straightening options because they are afraid orthodontic care is cost-prohibitive. Thankfully, many insurance plans cover an expanding variety of dental services, including Invisalign.
Don’t let the cost of care prevent you from exploring your teeth straightening options. At Passes Dental Care, we accept multiple different insurance plans, many of which will help pick up the cost of orthodontic work.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a new, more comfortable approach to teeth straightening. In the past, the only way to straighten teeth or realign someone’s bite was to fit them with bulky and painful metal braces. Times have changed. Innovations in dental care have made straightening teeth easier and more accessible than ever.
Invisalign is a treatment option where an orthodontist creates a digital treatment plan for shifting a patient’s teeth. Invisalign aligners are created specifically for an individual’s unique situation. They are made of clear, BPA-free plastic and fit snugly over a patient’s teeth. The aligners work by putting the right amount of pressure on specific areas. Over time, this pressure helps realign a person’s teeth, giving them a straighter smile.
One of the best parts about Invisalign aligners is they are nearly undetectable. Most people can’t even tell a patient is wearing anything. The aligners can also be removed when it comes time to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?
The only way to know if Invisalign is covered by your insurance is to talk with your insurance company or your dental care provider. Many insurance carriers cover a portion of the cost associated with getting Invisalign aligners. You will want to check with your insurer to confirm if they pay a certain percentage of the cost of Invisalign or if they pay up to a certain dollar amount. You may also want to confirm whether your insurer places a lifetime cap on orthodontic treatment, which may impact treatment costs.
At Passes Dental Care, we accept a variety of insurance plans and will help you review your policy to make sure that coverage for your treatment is possible. We accept insurance provided by these carriers:
- Careington Platinum PPO and Care Platinum POS
- Connection Dental
- Delta Dental
- Dental Health Alliance
- Mavarest Dental Network
- United Concordia
If you have a flexible spending account, you may be able to use the money in your account to pay for certain dental and orthodontic costs, including Invisalign aligners. The same is true for those who have a health savings account or HSA. An HSA is typically paired with high-deductible plans and can help patients pay for certain dental and orthodontic costs. You can contact your benefits manager or Passes Dental Care to see whether your plan will reimburse your provider for the cost of Invisalign treatment.
Other Payment Options
If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of Invisalign, or they only cover a percentage, and you need additional financial assistance, talk to a financial coordinator with Passes Dental Care. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards. We also offer a variety of payment options that work with your budget.
At Passes Dental Care, we even offer zero-percent financing through CareCredit. Talk to us about your financial concerns and let our team help come up with a plan that works for you and your budget.
Get in Touch with an Oral Care Professional Today to Talk About Your Payment Options
At Passes Dental Care, we never want cost to be the reason that a patient skips vital dental or orthodontic care. Your smile says a lot about you. It is one of the first features that you show to the world. A smile can turn an okay first impression into a stellar one. However, a great smile isn’t just cosmetic. Maintaining a healthy smile is also crucial for maintaining an overall healthy life.
If you are interested in learning more about straightening your smile, contact our office at 516-858-5921. After an initial examination, we can discuss your situation and review your treatment plan. We can also talk to your insurer and review the cost and payment options with you. The team at Passes Dental Care wants to help you achieve your smile goals and has payment plans that suit a variety of budgets. Make an appointment today, and let’s get started.