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The first company to enable individuals to both comparison-shop and apply for dental health insurance and discount protection directly via the Internet.  Medicarecard. com is a provider of free quotes and advice for buying dental health insurance and discount plans that provide group, family and individual coverage.  There also are other dental health insurance key terms, such as predetermination of costs and annual benefits limitations.

A direct reimbursement dental health insurance plan reimburses participants on the amount they spend on any dental service rather than covering the type of service performed.  In dental health insurance, usual, customary and reasonable (UCR) is used to determine how much of the cost of a dental service an insurance company will agree to pay.

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Are Invisalign Braces – Covered By Orthodontic Insurance

Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, each patient should review their orthodontic insurance coverage. However, if a patient has orthodontic insurance, Invisalign Braces should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces. Most insurance companies cover most or all of the most of Invisalign, treating it as if you got traditional braces.

Comparable To That Of Traditional Braces

The cost of the Invisalign treatment is comparable to that of traditional braces ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. The cost depends on the severity of your malocclusion and how may aligners, time, and effort, it will take to fix your teeth. However, only your dentist can determine the actual cost of treatment because it will be based on your specific needs, including how extensive your dental problems are, how long your treatment will last, etc.

Treatment with Invisalign may cost as much as 20 to 50 percent more than traditional orthodontic treatments. Geographic locations of orthodontist also effects the average Invisalign cost. You should inquire directly with your insurance company to determine whether the cost of Invisalign is fully or partially covered.

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Invisalign, Invisible Braces – Straightens Your Teeth Without Using Bands

Invisalign, invisible braces, straightens your teeth without using bands, metal brackets or metal wires making Invisalign more visually appealing. Invisalign also allows you to brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions and discomfort.

Invisalign Teen system straightens your teeth with custom made clear aligners that are comfortable and invisible. The aligners give less force per week and less pain than do fixed appliances (traditional metal braces). Invisalign is known for being much faster than traditional braces with most treatment times lasting less than a year.

How Do Invisalign Braces – Effectively Move Teeth

Like brackets and arch wires, Invisalign braces or aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign braces not only control forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. Instead of pulling your teeth to their target position like traditional braces, Invisalign pushes your teeth to its location. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. Invisalign 3D imaging technology plans out the movement and figures out how many aligners will be needed to get the job done.

Invisalign Express for example is more affordable, because it is for minor spacing issues and needs very few aligners to get the job done. Invisalign is revolutionary because instead of the “metal bracket” traditional braces, Invisalign is invisible while still straightening your teeth.

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Invisalign – May Not Be Appropriate For Certain Cases

Invisalign may not be appropriate for certain cases of misalignment or complex bit problems. If Invisalign is not appropriate, traditional orthodontics can still be used for such conditions as: Crowding and spacing fret then five millimeters. Invisalign is currently approved for adults and teenagers with completely erupted permanent teeth who can faithfully follow the directions for treatment.

How long they have to wear the aligners each day, what they can and cannot eat and drink, seeing their dentist for follow up appointments. Invisalign may also be a alternative for certain simple malocclusions (bit irregularities). Invisalign braces are great because they are hardly noticeable when you wear them, and they are removable. Clear braces can give you that beautiful smile by straightening your teeth without anyone knowing.

Invisalign – Does Dental Insurance Cover This

Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of clear plastic aligners that you change out approximately every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations of your teeth. Since your Invisalign system is custom made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits.

Today, Invisalign brand of orthodontic appliance, primarily because the removable aligners (less than one millimeter thick) are designed to be more esthetically pleasing than conventional wire and bracket dental braces for treating certain types of minor misaligned tooth problems.

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In an advance toward solving a 50-year-old mystery, scientists are reporting new evidence on how the fluoride in drinking water, toothpastes, mouth rinses and other oral-care products prevents tooth decay.    Their report appears in the ACS journal Langumir. Research established long ago that fluoride helps to harden the enamel coating that protects teeth from the acid produced by decay-causing bacteria. Newer studies already found that fluoride penetrates into and hardens a much thinner layer of enamel than previously believed, lending credence to other theories about how fluoride works.

Beavers don’t brush their teeth or drink fluoridated water, but a new study reports beavers do have protection against tooth decay built into the chemical structure of their teeth: iron. This pigmented enamel, the researchers found, is both harder and more resistant to acid than regular enamel, including that treated with fluoride.

A new study is calling on dental teams to alert parents to the oral health risk of sharing spoons with toddlers at mealtimes. It coincides with the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre that show nearly 26,000 children, aged five to nine, were admitted to hospital in England in 2013-14 with tooth decay.   Now dental therapists are warning that children’s oral health must begin at home, with parents and caregivers given a comprehensive education if preventive measures are to be successful

Education about flossing is important and we need to be clear about the benefits regular dental flossing can have. Alongside dentist visits and brushing twice a day the message of proper cleaning technique needs to be learn and practice by everyone.

Cleaning between your teeth is a critical part of good oral hygiene as it helps to prevent gum disease by helping to remove plaque from these areas. Flossing is a key part of your daily dental care habits that helps you maintain your oral health care.  Studies show that in addition to problems inside the mouth, in recent years gum disease has been linked with general health conditions such as diabetes, strokes, cardiovascular disease, poor pregnancy outcomes and even dementia.

Question: I am self employed, and do not have dental insurance currently. I am wondering if a buying a family dental plan is really worth it or not.  I have two teeth that are starting to bother me and would like to see a dentist.  My wife and son are okay, but I would like for them to go in for a dental check up. The few dental discount plans I have reviewed do not seem like they are really saving you money when a crown still can cost up to $300–$400 that does not seem like a big saving to me.

I have looked at a few dental insurance plans as well, but with the waiting periods and cost of those plans being much higher, they too do not seem like I would be saving anything by buying them.  So what should I be looking for to help me with my dental cost?

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In a prior post we talked about how not all younger children can go to a general or family dentist and when buying a dental insurance plan you want to make sure it provides coverages for Pediatric dentist.   PPO plans may be the best choice for this. As they have a broader range of in network providers and in most cases provide benefits for out side network providers. This is helpful when having to go to a Pediatric dentist.

However, PPO plans are not a plan type you buy for short term use as they normally come with waiting periods.  Therefore you want to buy a PPO plan in order to be prepared for your babies future dental care needs.  Read plan terms and conditions carefully before buying any dental insurance so you will be able to pick the best plan for you and your family

When reviewing dental HMO’s plans, one important part of having the plan work the best for you is having a dentist within the plan network you will want to go to. HMO’s dental insurance plan do not provide any benefits/coverage’s for dental offices that are not a provider of the plan. There for choosing a plan provider is very important. I suggest when choosing an in-network provider of an HMO insurance plan make sure to call the dental office up prior to buying the plan. Verify that they are still accepting the plan and new members. Confirm anything that may be important to you in picking a plan provider. Such as business hours, how far booked up they may be, location, years in practice, that they are doing the type of dental care services you may feel you need and anything else that would be important to you.

When buying a PPO plan using the plan network of providers is normally going to provide you greater value.  Although most PPO plans do provide benefits for outside net work dentist (dentist not a provider of the plan) they will in some cases reduce the coverages provided under the plan for non provider use. Such as maybe the plan pays 100 percent for preventive care with plan providers but only pays 80 percent when you choose a dentist not in the plan network of providers.

Even if the PPO plan you are reviewing dose not reduce their benefits for out of network dental providers, you still run a risk of having a greater chance of UCR(Usual, Customary and Reasonable) fees.  Since inside network providers have mostly agree to reduce their cost to stay within the plan UCR rates and non provider have made no such concession

Question: I looking for both Dental and Vision insurance in one plan or at least two very affordable plans. I live in California.

Answer: For both dental and vision in one plan we have PPO’s plans though StandardLife dental and AlwaysCare that provides vision benefits as well.   We also have lower cost HMO plans though California dental and PrimareCare although they do not include vision we also have a vision web site www.bestvisionplans.com that has a low cost vision insurance options though VSP   Another option for both dental and vision would be reviewing our dental discount plans though Careington and Aetna both also come with  discounted savings for vision and Rx

Did you know even if you are the type of person that is lucky enough to never have any large dental care needs, having dental insurance will still save you money?  That right. Most dental insurance plans provide preventive dental services such as your twice a year checks, cleaning’s and X-rays for free to very little cost.

When you take into account that low cost plans such as HMO’s run around $8.00 – $20.00 dollars a month for individuals (and not that much more for families.) Your saving for preventive services alone for the year can be up to a couple hundred dollars. If you do not currently have dental insurance now is a good time to think about buying some and saving money off your dental care needs.

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