If you’re deciding on whether or not to get braces, you might have heard of Invisalign and are wondering if does delta dental cover braces. Invisalign can be an affordable and discreet way to straighten your teeth, especially if you don’t want people to know that you’re wearing braces. Here’s what you need to know about whether or not Delta Dental covers Invisalign.
How does dental insurance work?
Delta dental doesn’t always cover 100% of your invisalign needs. You will want to check with your carrier for details about what is covered and what is not covered. When it comes to invisalign insurance coverage you need to make sure that you understand exactly how much of your invisalign services are going to be paid for and by whom. This way when it comes time to file an insurance claim and receive reimbursement, there will be no surprises or unexpected denials due to lack of coverage knowledge on your part. The first thing you should do is call up your dentist office and ask them directly if they accept Delta Dental as a form of payment.
If they do then great! But don’t stop there. Now you have to call up Delta Dental and find out just how much they are willing to pay towards each stage of treatment as well as whether or not they provide coverage for any specific services such as touch ups after treatment has been completed.
Do you get to choose your own dentist?
One of our most frequently asked questions is whether or not we offer an IDP discount on Invisalign. But, as it turns out, that’s a question that only your individual dentist can answer! The easiest way to find out is to ask your dentist directly. If they don’t offer any sort of discount, then you might want to consider finding a new dental provider. Ask around – maybe there’s someone in your community who does offer discounts for clients looking into straightening their teeth with clear aligners. It never hurts to ask!
If you do find a dentist willing to work with you, make sure to let us know and we’ll update your membership records accordingly. That way, when you go back for future visits and get billed by us, your payment will be adjusted accordingly! Of course, if you have other questions about how IDPs work (or how they don’t) feel free to give us a call at 1-800-DELTA-12. We look forward to helping keep those pearly whites straight and healthy!
How much does it cost?
Some people who have used their health insurance to pay for orthodontic treatments, such as braces or retainers, also use their dental plan to help cover these costs. However, it’s important to remember that your dental plan may or may not cover these additional treatments and figuring out whether you are covered can be tricky. Often, there are different tiers of coverage for orthodontic services depending on what type of insurance plan you have. Because many different kinds of medical plans exist, it’s important to do your research so that you’re able to determine what kind of coverage and pricing options are available to you.
What are the criteria for getting covered by Delta Dental?
Do you have to have a certain type of employer in order to get covered by your state’s dental plan, or is it possible to purchase a plan on your own? First things first—for most people, state-sponsored health insurance plans like Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) are going to be their best bet for covering dental care.
Medicaid will usually cover adult dental as well; however, not all states provide coverage for adults and CHIP doesn’t extend into adulthood. If you don’t qualify for these programs or simply prefer to buy your own coverage, you may need some help purchasing a plan that will give you access to an affordable dentist.
How many treatments do I need to complete an Invisalign treatment plan?
Most patients complete Invisalign treatment in three to nine months. However, it is important to remember that your treatment time may vary from patient to patient, as well as from plan to plan. For example, an early-treatment case could take only six months while a later-treatment case might take more than a year. Only your orthodontist can tell you how long your specific treatment will last. If you have any questions about how long Invisalign will take for you and/or which payment option is best for your budget, please contact our office directly. We’re happy to help!
What if I want my invisalign in less than 18 months/2 years/3 years etc. ?
Most providers will not be able to give a guarantee that they can get your teeth straightened in a certain time frame. Although every patient is different, patients who are given an 18-month or 2-year or 3-year treatment plan are expected to follow through with all of their appointments. However, some practices and individual dentists may allow for extra months of catch up at no additional cost to get your smile straighter faster. If that is important to you, talk about it when choosing a dentist for invisalign.
Why is this information hard to find online?
Delta Dental is one of the most popular insurance companies, but their website is pretty difficult to navigate. Most people who are looking for dental coverage information want to do a quick search to get an answer. However, because there are hundreds of pages on their site and no clear list of benefits or dentistry services that they cover on a state-by-state basis, it’s very difficult to locate useful information quickly.