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The goal of orthodontics is to correct the alignment of the teeth for a beautiful smile and healthy bite. Braces are often used, but new techniques using retainers and removable plastic mouthpieces can avoid the need for braces.
When you have young children, you have a lot to think about, and straightened teeth may not be high on the list. However, experts recommend asking your dentist about orthodontics as early as possible—certainly as soon as your child’s permanent teeth begin to appear.
You should think about orthodontic care if:
If your dentist or orthodontist finds a problem early, sometimes he or she can prevent your child from needing braces at a later age.
Several factors can affect the cost of orthodontic care, including the recommended type of treatment and whether or not you have dental insurance. Many Humana dental insurance plans offer discounts on adult and child orthodontic care. Depending on the plan you choose, you may have a range of discounts on the cost of braces and other devices.
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