For complete dental health, your children may need braces to create a healthy bite by moving teeth that are crooked, spaced badly, or don’t meet correctly. This can be a costly investment. Depending upon where you live and how much work is needed, getting braces typically costs from $3,000 to $7,500.*
Orthodontic care is considered medically necessary if your child experiences at least one of these issues:
- Spacing between adjacent teeth interferes with biting
- Overbite causes the lower front teeth to impinge on the roof of mouth when biting
- The jaw position or teeth impairs the ability to bite or chew
Anthem offers a variety of dental plans for kids that can significantly reduce the price you pay out of pocket for children's medically necessary orthodontic work.