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Paying for adult braces?

776 55 August 25, 2019 at 05:40 PM
My employer doesn't cover adult braces although I have a few coworkers whose spouse's insurance covered invasilign. Are there any alternates to getting a better deal on braces?

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Not sure about deal, but could look at doing an HSA or FSA. This would let you double your money going to it because they let you put money in before taxes and then pay it direct to your fees.
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Orthodontia is at best covered up to maybe a one time lifetime cost of $2000 even by most so called good employer dental plans. If your employer plan does not cover it, you are basically SOL as far as I know. Best you can do is negotiate with your dentist on a cash rate and\or try to use a HCA\FSA account to pay on a pre-tax basis.

That said, there are now some cheaper invisilign-like options around (Smile Direct Club for ex). Can't speak to how good they are or if it is worth it to try them over going through Invisilign and your dentist. The mark up on dental work is very high so who knows.
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I got a Chase card with 60k points back back when 2 or 3k spent took my Kid to Delta Dental chain paid all at once...got reward cancled card. Pay off never carry debit.
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