Webmd explains why you might want to get braces on your teeth when youre an adult, and what kinds of options youve got.
For this maryland dentist, as an adult it was an easy decision to seek a healthy beautiful smile under the care of an orthodontist. Years ago, while she was in dental school at howard university, one of her professors suggested dr. Dorienne taylor-bishop get orthodontic treatment, as it would be covered by her student health insurance.
Preparing for orthodontic treatment? You might be covered for orthodontic services under your delta dental plan. To find out, review your contract, policy or evidence of coverage booklet or check with your benefits administrator.
But orthodontia is pricey, and finding dental insurance that covers braces for adults can be challenging. Nonetheless, more plans are now offering orthodontic benefits for adults. So, if you dont have adult coverage, dont give up there are options to help you afford the treatment you need.
Orthodontics is a specialty discipline of dentistry that focuses on alignment of the teeth and jaws to improve a persons smile and oral health. Crooked teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean and are at risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
Orthodontia is a form of cosmetic dentistry that utilizes wires or plastic corrective trays to slowly reposition teeth over time to ensure that they properly align with adjacent teeth. Braces as theyre commonly known, typically stay on teeth for 2-3 years to correct misalignment issues.
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