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
• 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.