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Why Don't Insurance Companies Cover Invisalign?

6/12/2018 7:54:48 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 39

Invisalign is the ideal way to straighten your teeth. By undergoing an Invisalign treatment plan, you can enjoy optimal comfort and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile in less time than you would be able to with traditional metal braces.


During Invisalign consultations at my office, many patients are concerned about paying for Invisalign. They wonder whether or not their dental insurance policy will cover treatment so that they aren’t left with high out-of-pocket expenses.


The answer to this question depends on the particular plan you have. Since the majority of insurance companies do not cover Invisalign because it is usually considered a cosmetic treatment, my office offers a variety of payment options to help make it more affordable.


If you have a flexible savings account or FSA, you may be able to use it to pay for Invisalign aligners. Your FSA is controlled by your employer and you are responsible for adding money to it throughout the year. This is typically done through a paycheck deduction. 


A health savings account or HSA is another option. It’s designed for people with a high-deductible insurance policy. You add money into your account and can use it to cover medical costs, including Invisalign clear aligners.


A close friend, a respected Raleigh, NC insurance agent has explained to us that most cosmetic surgeries are not going to cover the cost of cosmetic surgeries. Whether you are looking for Botox, plastic surgery, Invisalign or dental implants, do not expect to see a health or dental insurance plan cover these costs. Out of pocket cosmetic expenses can add up so be aware that finance plans might be an option for you. 


You may also pay for your Invisalign by arranging a payment plan that is comfortable for your budget and lifestyle needs. The finance team at most orthodontic and dental offices will be happy to sit down with you and determine the ideal way for you to pay for your Invisalign treatment. We believe that money should not get in the way of straightening your teeth.
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