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Does blue cross cover any of the cost of the invisalign? What about being sedated during dental work? Please help

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Dr. Barton Conroy
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Insurance invisalign

Generally invisalign is covered by dental insurance which has an orthodontic benefit because it is comprehensive orthodontic treatment.
Your dentist is usually willing to help you pre-authorize all procedures for which you will be billed.

In brief: Insurance invisalign

Generally invisalign is covered by dental insurance which has an orthodontic benefit because it is comprehensive orthodontic treatment.
Your dentist is usually willing to help you pre-authorize all procedures for which you will be billed.
Dr. Barton Conroy
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
he meant orthodontist, not dentist, I'm sure!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
I agree w Dr Baskin. Unfortunately General Dentists have adopted the less effective clear aligners to a greater extent than have Orthodontists. Has to do w post-treatment expectations and financial considerations. I strongly recommend that specialty care be provided by practitioners with the highest level of training and experience. For example, do you want your PCP doing your cardiac bypass
Dr. Nathan Granillo
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

If you have orthodontic coverage through your dental insurance, the answer is yes.
The insurance does not decide which technique or appliance your orthodontist can use to straighten your teeth or correct your bite.

In brief: It depends

If you have orthodontic coverage through your dental insurance, the answer is yes.
The insurance does not decide which technique or appliance your orthodontist can use to straighten your teeth or correct your bite.
Dr. Nathan Granillo
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Dr. Kraig Stetzer
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Too many unknowns

There are many different plans under blue cross.
The best way to find out is ask your dentist or someone that knows your plan. Better yet, call the number on your card and ask bc directly.

In brief: Too many unknowns

There are many different plans under blue cross.
The best way to find out is ask your dentist or someone that knows your plan. Better yet, call the number on your card and ask bc directly.
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
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Dr. John Scuba
Invisalign is a cosmetic procedure unlikely covered by any insurance other than more expensive "dental" plans. As anesthesia training for most dentists is limited to local anesthesia, sedation during dental work is not commonly available save for breathing "laughing gas". For other options, including taking oral sedatives, recently becoming more popular and now being advocated, safety remains an issue.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Scuba-- not true. Most do not have negotiated rates for invisalign, but if they cover orthodontics, they cover invisalign
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

We actually see lots of plans that cover adults as well, despite the earlier answer you got.

In brief: Possibly

We actually see lots of plans that cover adults as well, despite the earlier answer you got.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask Ins Co

Two employers, businesses side-by-side on the same street, both provide insurance from the same company.
The benefits paid, however, are determined by the list of insured items chosen by the employer and paid for in plan premiums. One may cover the services you're asking about, the other not, although both plans sold by the same insurance company. Call your benefits office.

In brief: Ask Ins Co

Two employers, businesses side-by-side on the same street, both provide insurance from the same company.
The benefits paid, however, are determined by the list of insured items chosen by the employer and paid for in plan premiums. One may cover the services you're asking about, the other not, although both plans sold by the same insurance company. Call your benefits office.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Insurance coverage is a contract between the patient and the insurance company.
Whether or not the procedures are covered or not depends on the benefits chosen when the insurance was purchased or renewed. If your policy is a group plan, your company decided what benefits to include and your human resources department would be able to assist you. Your dentist may be able to advise you as well.

In brief: Depends

Insurance coverage is a contract between the patient and the insurance company.
Whether or not the procedures are covered or not depends on the benefits chosen when the insurance was purchased or renewed. If your policy is a group plan, your company decided what benefits to include and your human resources department would be able to assist you. Your dentist may be able to advise you as well.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No and yes

Only dental insurance that includes orthodontics will cover invisalign.
Sedation for dentistry is sometimes a great solution but not usually for orthodontics.

In brief: No and yes

Only dental insurance that includes orthodontics will cover invisalign.
Sedation for dentistry is sometimes a great solution but not usually for orthodontics.
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ortho coverage

Each insurance plan is different.
Different employees can even have different coverage with the same insurance company. Some plans cover orthodontic services and others don't. If the question is concerning coverage for yourself, i personally know of no insurance company that covers ortho treatment for adults. It's best to call your insurance company with your questions.

In brief: Ortho coverage

Each insurance plan is different.
Different employees can even have different coverage with the same insurance company. Some plans cover orthodontic services and others don't. If the question is concerning coverage for yourself, i personally know of no insurance company that covers ortho treatment for adults. It's best to call your insurance company with your questions.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
we actually see lots of plans that cover adults as well, despite the earlier answer you got
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Coverage

Insurances usually do not cover cosmetic procedures.
Call them with your questions.

In brief: Coverage

Insurances usually do not cover cosmetic procedures.
Call them with your questions.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
we actually see lots of plans that cover adults for braces, despite the earlier answer you got
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