PLANTATION, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Summer is often the preferred season to start orthodontic treatment, as schedules tend to be more flexible and kids have time to adjust before school begins. This year, DentalPlans.com, a leading online marketplace for dental savings plans in the U.S., recognizes that many families may have hit pause on their orthodontic treatments due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and is dedicated to helping families afford braces, with nearly 30 different dental savings plans that offer discounts on braces.
These plans, which are an affordable alternative to traditional dental insurance, can save a family $750 to $1,875 on just one child’s braces, as well as discounts on other procedures in your treatment plan, such as additional cleanings and check-ups. The bills can add up quickly, so having a plan for how you’ll pay for care is important to ensure you don’t delay.
On average, metal or ceramic braces tend to cost $3,000-$7,500. But with a dental savings plan, the typical cost drops to $2,250 - $5,625. Savings plan members not only get reduced rates throughout the entire treatment process, with no caps, but also receive discounts on virtually all other dental care at a nationwide network of more than 140,000 dentists. And for those who have insurance, dental savings plans can reduce the cost of braces after you reach your insurance’s yearly maximum or lifetime cap.
“While back to school season may look different this year, one thing remains the same – many families rely on savings to afford braces,” said Jenn Stoll, Chief Commercial Officer at DentalPlans.com. “That’s why our mission is to ensure families have the resources and discounts they need to get their children braces without delays. Especially since putting off orthodontic care can lead to long-term issues like tooth decay or gum disease. Not to mention that misaligned teeth can make it harder for children to speak clearly and has been linked to lower confidence in school.”
Even with significantly reduced rates, this financially challenging time may make delaying orthodontic treatment seem like a sensible option. But waiting too long may result in higher costs, extended treatment times, and additional health problems. So, before postponing orthodontic care, learn more about how you can get discounted rates on braces through DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com, founded in 1999, is a leading online dental and health savings marketplace in the U.S., helping more than a million people to affordably access quality healthcare services. Our mission is to empower consumers with the tools, information, and services that they need to live happier, healthier lives.