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  1. Arti says:

    Children’s braces are usually a little cheaper than adults’ braces, simply because less material is required to reach all of their teeth. There’s a good chance that your child is eligible for CHIP or Medicaid, in which cases medically necessary braces would be covered by insurance. However, the number of appointments and the amount of time spent in the dentist’s chair remain much the same, so there is not a huge difference in cost between the alternative age groups. Without insurance, your child’s braces will cost anywhere between $2,500 and $7,000. States are required to provide medically necessary orthodontic services to American children (under age 21) who are covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medical necessity is determined by each state, and is validated at an oral screening where a dentist will assess your child’s teeth to determine whether teeth straightening would be of benefit medically, or purely cosmetically.

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