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Braces, Dental Insurance Plan or Dental Discount Plan

Thursday, Sep. 17th 2015 8:53 AM

When you start Researching dental plans for braces you will first, decide if you want a dental insurance plan or a dental discount plan. With a dental insurance discount plan you will normally get a certain percentage off your dental visits and orthodontic care.

Under PPO’s or Indemnity dental plans you have a broad range of orthodontic dentist to choose form since often times these types of insurance plans either let you choose your own provider or go out of network. However note that benefits for orthodontic services can be limited.

Under an HMO insurance plan often times they may state a cost for braces based on a two year time period. If you need braces for longer then two it then becomes UCR (Usual, Customary and Reasonable) at that point. With HMO dental insurance plans, you have to choose a plan provider since there is no out of network  benefits.

Under a dental discount plan. Generally dental discount plans will save you up to 20 – 25 percent off the cost of any type of braces you may want for any age. Dental discount plans are normally the lowest cost plans ranging around 10.00 a month for and individual and $15.00 month for a family.  Like and HMO you ave to choose providers that are in the plan network.  Yet a dental discount plan is a good way to save money with fewer limitations.

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