Cost of Braces
Investing in yourself can pay important dividends in terms of self esteem, confidence, career and relationships. If you're thinking, "Who can afford the cost of braces?"—You're not alone. The good news is there are plenty of options available that make treatment affordable for all financial levels. The ability to achieve the smile you've always wanted and deserve is possible. And, the cost of Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™ braces is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces as well as invisible aligners like Invisalign®, a broader, fuller smile with great facial aesthetics is now within your reach.
How much does Insignia Advanced Smile Design cost?
On average, braces cost anywhere between $5,000 and $8,000 depending on individual cases. Only your Insignia Doctor can truly determine the cost of braces based on your specific needs. Factors that will influence the cost of braces are case difficulty, length of treatment, insurance coverage, region of the country and more.
Does insurance cover the cost of braces?
Many dental insurance plans cover the cost of orthodontics including treatment with Insignia. Insurance coverage will vary so check with your provider. Talk to your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage for your treatment.
Can I get financing?
Many Insignia Doctors offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, many with no down payment and flexible interest.
Will my Flexible Spending Account cover my braces?
Many employers offer Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) which allow you to set aside a portion of your paycheck in order to pay for qualified medical expenses.
The money you decide to set aside is deducted from your paycheck and transferred directly into your FSA. After incurring eligible medical costs, you can then submit your receipt for reimbursement from your FSA.
The good news is that orthodontic treatment usually qualifies for FSA reimbursement. If your employer offers FSA and you know you'd like to invest in a nicer smile and straighter teeth, plan ahead and consult your benefits department. In the long run, you'll save money while getting all the benefits the Insignia System has to offer. It's an easy and convenient way to get the smile you want.
Having the “Financing” conversation with your orthodontist
The decision to enter treatment is a commitment, both financially and emotionally. The excitement of achieving the perfect smile is coupled with determining whether it financially makes sense. Although having this conversation with your orthodontist may seem stressful, offices realize the financial impact to your wallet and can work within your budget. When considering treatment, determine the monthly payment you can afford and the amount you can put down (if any). This information will help the office find the right payment plan for you.
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