I have been caring for the people of this city since 1992. Each day I see the tremendous impact that healthy, attractive smiles have on their emotional and physical wellbeing. It is never too late for a patient to have that experience. That is one of the reasons I encourage them to consider orthodontics. Cost is naturally a concern, but here are five ways to make braces more affordable for adults in the Los Angeles area.
1 – Choose Invisalign
I recommend Invisalign for a number of reasons including appearance, comfort, and hygiene. It also makes sense from a financial perspective. This system of transparent aligners is efficient. Each case is different, but a typical treatment plan is about 12 months. That reduces overall cost, and minimizes missed time from work for progress checks.
2 – Dental insurance
Many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost for Invisalign treatment. Our helpful front desk staff will assist in obtaining a coverage estimate from your insurance carrier.
3 – Credit card deals
Many credit cards offer cash back on purchases, typically ranging from one to five percent. That can take a noticeable bite out of the total cost of Invisalign treatment.
4 – Flexible spending accounts
If you are eligible for an FSA at your place of employment, take advantage of it for a straighter smile. These plans generally cover Invisalign, allowing you to use several thousand pre-tax dollars toward treatment. For most Americans, that’s a savings of about one-third!
5 – Payment plans
The Downtown Dental team will assist you in applying for third-party financing, such as CareCredit or Lending Club (formerly Springstone). These programs have flexible repayment options, often with zero interest.
I want you to feel the confidence of a gorgeous, straight smile. Call Downtown Dental at 213-620-5777 to discuss the options.
Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan