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2 Tips for Making Sure That You Can Afford Invisalign for Your Teenager

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Getting braces as a teenager can be a challenge for many teens. These years are the time in which many teens attempt to fit in, and braces often stick out like a sore thumb. Getting clear braces is a feasible option, and Invisalign offers a seamless fit. The dental device works just like traditional braces and is much less noticeable. This prevents many teens from feeling self-conscious about wearing the dental device. Your teen should notice straighter teeth in the same time frame that it takes when wearing traditional braces. Also like braces, Invisalign is not a cheap procedure. If you are not prepared, then it can seem unaffordable. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can use as a parent to pay for the procedure for your teenager. 

Set Up a Payment Plan with Your Teen's Dentist

Dental offices are often more than willing to set up a payment plan with their patients. This is even more true if this makes it easier for you to afford a more expensive procedure. The payment plan can usually be stretched to encompass a few months or even a year. If you have trouble paying for a large portion of the payment upfront, then this is the more reasonable payment option. It is important to make sure that you make your payments on time. Your dentist will be more open to establishing future payment plans if they know that you meet all payments on time and in full.

Check Your Dental Insurance Policy Beforehand

Since Invisalign is fairly common, many providers will cover it as a form of orthodontic treatment. However, not all policies are the same. Your policy may only cover a fraction of the cost of the procedure. It is important to find out how much the policy covers before allowing your teen to undergo the procedure. You can do this by contacting the dental office or contacting your provider directly. The dentist office will be able to tell you how much you will need to pay out of pocket. If your child undergoes the procedure before you know how much your policy covers, then extra cost may be difficult for you to cover.

The cost of Invisalign is more expensive than your typical braces. Therefore, use these tips as a guide to ensure that you are able to afford your teen's Invisalign procedure. For more information, talk to a dentist at Waterford Dental.


12 January 2017