Does BlueCross BlueShield HMO Cover Braces?

Posted on July 21st, 2013 by admin

Each dental insurance company has a different rate at which they cover orthodontics.   We recommend you go the insurer’s website or call them.  In most cases insurance companies cover a small percentage as orthodontic treatment is usually considered cosmetic rather than a need.

In a recent poll done in our forums, most users are reporting that the coverage by insurance is very minimal and in most cases actually deterred the user from pursuing braces treatment. 

Braces cost on an average of $3,000 per individual for an average of 24 month treatment.  Each case varies, so it is important to discuss all the options with your orthodontist of choice.

Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance is one of the largest insurers in the United States and does offer coverage.  We recommend you ask yourself if you or your children will be needing braces before choosing a health insurance.  You can shop around for the best coverage that suite your needs and future health.

2 Responses to “Does BlueCross BlueShield HMO Cover Braces?”

  1. February 18, 2014 at 2:32 am, LeighAnne Cripps said:

    My daughter is in desperate need of braces. She was born without 2 teeth & a peg tooth . The orthodontist stated she was in desperate need of braces…yes he will take payments but I live on disability & really can’t. Afford it.
    Eureatha Leighanne Xripps


  2. November 22, 2014 at 1:14 am, Gabrielle porter-wilson said:

    Yes im 12 years old and my orthidontics does not accept my insurance , and they said that I really need them. Sincerely, Gabrielle Porter


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