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Children's Orthodontics



Teenager with braces smiling


Understanding the facts and the health benefits

How The Spirit Plan Can Help

Spirit Dental offers a $1,200 children’s orthodontia benefit on any of our network plans. Here’s a breakdown of how the plan works:

  • After you meet your $100 one-time deductible, your plan coverage will be available.
  • Children’s Orthodontic care for the proper alignment of teeth is only provided to dependent children.
  • Coverage is 10% year one, 25% year two, and 50% year three with a $1,200 lifetime maximum per child and a $600 annual limit.

Plan FAQ’s

What is the covered age range of a child on the Spirit plan?
The plan considers anyone under the age of 19 to be a child. The child must be 19 or under when treatment is received.

How long is the waiting period after purchasing dental insurance?
Once a plan is purchased, there are no waiting periods. You can schedule an appointment with an in-network orthodontist as soon as you purchase the plan.

We want to help parents give these benefits to their children. Get a free instant quote today or call 844-833-8440 to speak with one of Spirit’s licensed agents.


Children’s Orthodontic Quick Facts *

  • An orthodontic evaluation should take place by age 7 to identify potential problems early and maximize effectiveness.
  • Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 24-28 months.

Health Benefits of Having Straighter Teeth *

  • Straight teeth prevent food from getting stuck between teeth crevices which can cause decay
  • Proper tooth alignment can reduce tension on the jaw during eating. Better ability to chew and digest food.

Additional Benefits of Orthodontia *

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Reduced cost of long term dental problems
  • Ease of daily brushing and flossing

Children's Orthodontics FAQ

What is a good age for braces?

The best age for braces will depend on your child’s specific situation, but most experts recommend getting braces between the ages of 10 and 14 while the child’s mouth and head are still growing. To determine the best age for you or your child to get braces, it’s best to talk to your dentist or orthodontist.

What kind of insurance covers braces?

Not all insurance plans cover braces, but most of our Spirit Dental policies do! When purchasing dental insurance, be sure to check if coverage for orthodontics is included.

Are braces covered by insurance for kids?

Most Spirit Dental insurance policies cover braces for dependent children and teenagers under the age of 19. Be sure to check if coverage for orthodontics is included before purchasing your policy if you know your child may need braces.

How much does it cost to get braces for a child?

The price of braces for children can range greatly, from as little as $3,000 to as much as $10,000 depending on the treatment and correction needed.

It is important if you are considering braces to get insurance coverage that covers orthodontic care, like our Network 1200/2500/5000 plan that offers ortho coverage up to 50%, so you can save big on your child’s braces!

* Sources include: (Bibby OrthodonticsKids HealthMouthHealthyAmerican Academy Of Pediatric DentistryYour Dentistry Guide)



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  • 11/1/2020