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What does the orthodontist’s fee cover?

Some orthodontists’ fees are all-inclusive, and some are not. Talk to your orthodontist and ask what his/her fee covers, and if there is anything the fee does not cover.

How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?

Costs can vary based on the case’s complexity, region, and specific orthodontist. It’s best to consult directly with your local AAO orthodontist for an accurate estimate.

How much does insurance cover?

Insurance for orthodontic treatment is intended to cover a portion of the fee, not the entire fee. Check with your employer or your insurance company to determine your specific benefits.

Do I have to have insurance for orthodontic treatment?

Insurance is not required to have orthodontic treatment.

Are orthodontic expenses tax deductible as a medical expense?

Please check with your tax advisor for a response specific to your circumstances. In general, orthodontic treatment falls under the IRS description of medical and dental expenses that may be deductible from taxable income if the taxpayer meets the overall limits. Some people use an employer benefit called an FSA (flexible spending account) to cover some or all of their orthodontic expenses. FSAs are funded by pre-tax dollars and have an annual limit. Check with your employer to see if you can take advantage of this benefit.