Up To What Age Are Braces Free?

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I’m Dr. Arianna Papasikos and the question of the day is “Up To What Age Are Braces Free?”

To be honest, braces are never free. They are a service that’s provided by a professional orthodontist and it always costs something. The wires, the braces, etc., they all have a cost to the orthodontist. Unfortunately braces are typically never free. What helps is if you have insurance coverage often that can help lower the fee for you. In the case of Medicaid insurance, some cases can be free. It does depend on whether it’s considered to be medically necessary and it’s only covered up to the age of 18 or 21, depending on what state you’re in. although braces are never free, insurance can help lower the cost for you. Thanks and have a great day.