Unless you’ve done extensive research on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) better known as “Obamacare,” you probably have a lot of questions about how all of it affects your dental health care. To put it plainly, because of new classifications of age-eligibility and what is actually considered cosmetic along with new classifications on what is considered medically necessary, people who normally get reimbursed for out of pocket expenses may no longer fall into any of the classifications to get reimbursed.
This kind of cost shifting has major ramifications on everyone. From you, the consumer, to the companies that manufacture braces and other medical devices, to your dentist – everyone having to pay means that it will inevitably affect YOUR bottom line. That’s where Dr. Matthews office is here to help. We submit to all insurances and help you determine what your insurance will cover. We also help you get financing for procedures that may not be covered by your insurance through Carecredit or Springstone.
How Can You Avoid This?
Is there any alternative to braces when it comes to cosmetic dentistry? In fact there is. Dr. Matthews offers a new technology called “Six Month Smiles.” Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth colored wires that quickly and safely move your teeth. The process can take anywhere from five to nine months, but the majority of patients report results in six months, hence the name Six Month Smiles.
Because the process focuses on the front teeth rather than the back, there’s less work and time involved in the process. They work similar to conventional braces but in a much shorter time than conventional braces, which can take up to two years or more. And remember, as well, that they are designed to hide the brackets and wires so there’s no having to worry about your appearance.
Now, here’s the best part. Six Month Smiles is more affordable than regular braces in most cases so even if new health care legislations affect the cost of your care, you’re still left with a better, cheaper solution than traditional braces. Come in any time and talk to Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. Dan Matthews. He can explain the process more in depth and can help you determine what’s covered in your health care plan.