Month: May 2015

First Post, Yayy!

If you are facing the reality that you’re going to have to pay for braces for your teens, you have probably experienced a range of emotions. While you want your kids to feel good about themselves and their smiles, you might be balancing that desire against a tight family budget.

Perhaps you are concerned about your child’s extra-curricular activities – will he still be able to play trumpet? (Yes.) What will happen if she takes a line drive to the face when she has braces? (She should wear a mask at softball.) Homegrown Orthodontics in Jonesboro Georgia wants to put your mind at ease. Never fear – keep reading to learn several ways that you can save money and spread out the cost of braces for your teens.

First of all, if you have good dental insurance, it may cover much or all of the expenses associated with braces for your teens. Just-okay dental insurance will still provide a nice discount to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Plus, if you have a Flexible Spending Account through your employer, you can use your FSA funds to pay for the remaining cost of your child’s braces.

If you want to handle financing the remaining costs on your own, you can consider using credit cards. We encourage our patients to look into Care Credit. This is just like any credit card, but it is meant specifically for health-related costs. Medical doctors, dentists, orthodontists, and even veterinarians everywhere accept Care Credit. It can be a convenient and affordable way to spread out the cost of braces for your teens.

Serenity Orthodontics also offers interest-free financing for many of our patients. We never want cost to deter our patients from achieving the beautiful smiles they deserve. Our friendly office staff will be happy to examine your insurance coverage and help you find the best way to cover the cost of braces for your teens.

While you are waiting on your appointment to discuss braces for your teens, head over to our Treatments page to discover all of the different ways we can help your teen find his or her most beautiful smile.