Find Out If You Qualify For Invisalign With Medical Card
If you receive medical and dental coverage for your children using Medicaid insurance in Illinois, you may be eligible to receive orthodontic care like braces from The Orthodontic Experts. While not every patient can get free braces, you might be surprised at how many patients can be helped by Medicaid, Public Aid, Medical Card, Targeta Medica, and All Kids dental insurance.
You’ll need to visit an orthodontist like The Orthodontic Experts who are certified by the State of Illinois Health Department to make assessments of patients to qualify for free care like braces. The good news is that introductory consultations with Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk and his staff are always free and come with no obligation.
Invisalign With Medicaid
There’s even better news. If you’ve heard about the latest techniques in teeth straightening, you’ve heard about Invisalign. Invisalign is a groundbreaking new technique to straighten teeth faster with less discomfort. Unlike regular braces, no one will even know you’re wearing them. It’s possible to qualify for Invisalign with Public Aid insurance in some cases, and the Orthodontic Experts can help you find out if you and your children are eligible.
Because the Invisalign method of straightening teeth is so new, many patients assume that it would be impossible to pay for Invisalign with Public Aid insurance. That’s not true! It might be possible to get Invisalign with Medical Card insurance, and enjoy a brighter smile and better health even sooner than with conventional metal braces.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign with Medicaid is just as effective as any teeth straightening procedure an orthodontist can offer. First, the orthodontist takes a mold of the patient’s existing teeth. This mold is scanned to produce a three-dimensional computer projection of the patient’s teeth. Then Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk and his staff produce a treatment plan that spans several stages between the existing alignment of the teeth and the desired alignment. Durable, clear plastic molds are then produced that slip over the teeth to gently realign the teeth. Each step in the alignment process is followed by the next until the final alignment is reached. The amount of steps, and the amount of aligners, depends on how much realignment the teeth required. The smallest amount of steps is usually six.
One of the reasons why the Invisalign with Medical Card treatment is so popular is that the retainer can be removed and put back in the mouth by the patient at any time. An Invisalign retainer should be worn for at least 20 hours per day for a period of about two weeks, when the next Invisalign retainer replaces it. The patient can remove the aligner in order to brush their teeth and when eating. This makes the Invisalign system much easier to manage than traditional metal braces.
Do You Qualify for Invisalign With Public Aid?
Not everyone qualifies for Invisalign with Public Aid. That’s also true of traditional metal braces, however. In order to have Public Aid, Medicaid, Targeta Medica, Medical Card, or All Kids to cover your children’s braces, they must receive an assessment from a certified provider of orthodontic care like Dr. Yarmolyuk. This assessment is sent to the appropriate department of the Illinois state government in order to apply for braces for patients on Public Aid. Once you’re approved, the Orthodontic Experts can begin your course of treatment, and many times it can cover Invisalign with Medical Card insurance.
The Pros of Invisalign With Medical Card:
• Nearly Invisible – Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is nearly undetectable when you’re wearing it. With careful cleaning the clear plastic will only show your existing teeth
• Length of Treatment – If you’re undergoing Invisalign with Medicaid treatment, you may be able to squeeze the average amount of time it takes to straighten your teeth into as few as 6 months, instead of the usual 2 years required for traditional metal braces. Even patients who need to use many separate aligners can expect the course of treatment to be over in 18 months
• Frequent Breaks – Metal braces are permanent for the length of the treatment and can’t be removed. Invisalign should be worn for most of the day and night, but you can take it out whenever it’s convenient. You’re required to remove it to eat, but you can remove it for something as simple as having a photograph taken if you like
• No Food Issues – Getting Invisalign with Medicaid means the end of problems with food getting stuck in your braces. You pop out your aligner when you eat, and put it back in after you brush your teeth. Nothing could be easier, and your aligner always looks clean, unlike metal braces
Drawbacks of Invisalign with Public Aid
• Invisalign can be more expensive than traditional metal braces, but that depends on the amount of straightening your teeth require
• Because it works faster, it can cause more discomfort from tooth movement than metal braces
• It’s necessary to brush your teeth after every meal or the aligner can become stained
Invisalign with Medicaid Isn’t for Everyone
If you have existing bridgework, Invisalign won’t work for you. It’s more difficult to rotate some teeth like canines than with metal braces. If the teeth have to move vertically more than horizontally, metal braces do a better job. If you’re particularly undisciplined, it can be difficult to keep the aligner in your mouth for he required 22 hours per day.
Perfect for Sports
If you play contact sports, you’ll love the Invisalign system over traditional metal braces. You can remove the Invisalign aligner and use a regular protective mouthguard, and then put the aligner back in when the game is over. That’s impossible with regular braces. Make sure you tell Dr. Yarmolyuk if your child plays rough sports when you receive your Invisalign with Medicaid assessment.