Invisalign, Insurance, & Financing — Northern Virginia Orthodontics

Invisalign has gained popularity in recent years for treating dental issues and has shown amazing results as an alternative to traditional braces. They are clear and easily removable for teeth cleaning, whereas traditional braces can be obvious and collect food.  They are also a great option for children as well as adults. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign For Kids with Northern Virginia Orthodontics can be a more affordable option for a better smile. 

What Is Invisalign For Kids 

Every child has unique needs. Depending on your child’s responsibility level and dental issues, Invisalign could be a great option over traditional braces. Invisalign For Kids, also called Invisalign First, is designed especially for young children, can treat many teeth straightening issues, has the benefit of easy removal so you can continue to teach your child how to have good oral hygiene, and does not have wires or metal brackets that may cause pain and irritation. Due to Invisalign’s design, it is discreet enough that some may not even know your child is in the process of straightening their teeth. Traditional metal braces offer colored rubber bands for customization, and Invisalign has stickers that can easily be changed based on your child’s preferences. Just like adults who use Invisalign, mild to severe cases can be treated at the discretion of your doctor.

Cost Of Invisalign

As with any orthodontic treatment, costs can vary. Overall, Invisalign will cost roughly the same as traditional braces. Other factors include the severity of the issue, insurance, and payment plans. There is the possibility that your child will not have to visit the doctor as often, since they won’t need their wires adjusted as they would with traditional braces. This could reduce the cost of doctor visits, as your child will be able to change their aligners at home. 

Some other advantages that Invisalign has over traditional braces that may make the cost more worthwhile include the fact that they are virtually invisible and give you the ability to live life relatively normally. For children, this could mean not missing out on the food at birthday parties or Halloween. You won’t even have to worry about your little one getting broccoli stuck in their braces and being unable to remove it. 

Using Insurance For Invisalign

There is a wealth of options to cover Invisalign treatment. Most dental insurance companies will cover some of the orthodontic care costs such as clear aligners in the place of braces. 

You can also pay for them with tax-free dollars using FSA or HSA. FSA, or flexible savings account, is typically managed by your employer from pretax deductions from your paycheck. FSA has an upper limit of what you can save of $2,600 annually. HSA, a health savings account, operates similarly but is designed specifically for people with high-deductible health insurance plans.  You must meet IRS eligibility requirements and can set up to $3,400 a year for individuals or $6,750 for families. 

Check with your insurance benefits manager to see which options you are eligible for!

Dental Insurance vs. Orthodontics Insurance

Insurance for dental care will vary by company. Dental Insurance is the main umbrella term for insurance that covers dental care. This includes anything related to teeth and gums. Standard cleanings are also covered. Any kind of cosmetic procedure like whitening is typically not covered. 

Orthodontics Insurance is a part of dental insurance and covers braces, retainers, and other treatments such as Invisalign that help align the teeth and jaw. Many dental insurance plans will cover orthodontic work for children under 19 who medically need it. 

Financing With NVO

A healthy smile doesn’t have to be out of reach due to cost. 

At NVO we understand that medical treatment and payment can be stressful and seem like a financial burden. That is why we have Treatment Coordinators and affordable payment plans. After you receive the treatment plan devised by your doctor, a Treatment Coordinator will go over the fees and flexible payment options to figure out which one best fits your budget. For a multitude of individual needs, we believe there should be a multitude of options. 

There are plans with no finance charges and no down payment. We also offer complimentary benefit checks at any time, so you can be prepared and more knowledgeable about your benefit plan. 

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you think Invisalign may be right for your child, schedule an appointment with a doctor today! You can request an appointment online or call us at (703) 327-1718. We have offices in Ashburn, Reston, One Loudoun, and Tysons Corner. A healthy, confidence-boosting smile is within reach with Northern Virginia Orthodontics.