How can I afford orthodontic treatment?
Dr. Ronald Lints , a certified orthodontist with offices in Traverse City MI, Suttons Bay MI and Elk Rapids MI, is finding new and successful ways to help his patients receive the treatment that they need without breaking the bank. The team at Dr. Lints Orthodontics are experienced in helping their patients afford orthodontic treatment.
If you’re thinking about getting braces for either your child or yourself, then be sure to carefully consider the cost. Today’s braces certainly aren’t cheap, and the current economic climate makes it hard on many families with a tight budget. However, there are many financial options to explore.
Many orthodontists like Dr. Ronald Lints are able to make treatment with braces more affordable for their clients by spreading out the cost of treatment over a period of time, usually coinciding with the term of treatment To make the payments more affordable, ask your orthodontist if it’s possible to extend the payments beyond the removal of your braces. Third-party financing through groups like Springstone Patient Financing or Care Credit are also available to help patients pay for their orthodontic treatment.
The Right Type of Braces
There are several orthodontic treatment options to explore, each with its own costs and benefits. Some methods work better than others for specific orthodontic issues. For example, braces work more efficiently as the individual brackets adhered to the teeth allow orthodontists to use a wider range of methods to move the teeth within the mouth. In contrast, clear aligner systems like Invisalign aren’t as effective in treating more severe malocclusions (the misalignment of teeth). Invisalign clear aligner trays have advantages over braces in that the aligners are practically invisible to the casual observer), and they are removable, allowing you to eat whatever you’d like.
Make sure that you check with your insurance provider before you start treatment to be certain that you’re covered under your dental plan. It’s also possible to purchase supplemental orthodontic insurance if your current coverage isn’t right for you.
The best way to estimate the cost of a plan of orthodontic treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Ronald Lints. Early intervention in orthodontics can ensure a more effective and permanent treatment outcome.
Once a patient’s orthodontic needs have been evaluated, you can then discuss the treatment options available, payment plans, and insurance coverage.