Dental Insurance Options For Kids, Orthodontics, And More

Anthem has dental plans that care for the needs of you and your whole family, including pediatrics, orthodontics, dentures, and more.

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Dental Insurance For Kids

Take care of your kids’ teeth today so they can enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime.

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Beginning Care

According to the American Dental Association, pediatric dental care should begin after your child’s first tooth appears and before your child’s first birthday. Kids usually have their full set of baby teeth in place by 2 ½ to 3 years old.

Help give your child a healthy smile with Anthem’s dental insurance.

Avoid Decay

Though teeth will start to fall out between ages 6 and 7, they still need routine pediatric dental care. Tooth decay in baby teeth can cause serious health concerns if left untreated.

Protect your child’s teeth with an Anthem dental plan.

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Encourage Brushing And Flossing

Parents can help protect their children's smiles by encouraging good cleaning habits and helping kids brush and floss every day. That can help cut down on visits to the dentist and even save on the cost of regular dental cleanings.

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Dental Insurance that Covers Orthodontics and Braces

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 $5,350 to $12,000.*

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 that can significantly reduce the price you pay out of pocket for children's medically necessary orthodontic work. We also offer Individual dental plans that cover cosmetic or non-medically necessary orthodontia.

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Dental Insurance that Covers Dentures and Major Services

Anthem's plans also provide coverage for prosthetics like crowns, dental implants, dentures, and bridges. Repairing your teeth with dental treatments like these can keep your smile beautiful and healthy throughout your life.

Discover which of our dental insurance plans are the right fit for when you or your family need orthodontic, denture coverage, or other major dental services.

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