“Does my insurance pay for Teeth Whitening?”

    “Does my insurance pay for Teeth Whitening?”
    This is a question we receive often from our teen patients. Even though it is proven that personal appearance means a lot when it comes to making friends, getting a job, and getting to the level of personal success that one thrives to achieve, it generally does not fall under insurance coverage. The reason is the same reason that you must undergo several evaluations before insurance will cover the cost of braces. Insurance generally does not cover anything that is deemed simply cosmetic. Cosmetic treatment is generally anything that is done to any part of your body that is only done for one’s cosmetic personal appearance. For instance, if someone has crooked teeth that are not causing an extreme amount of pain or may cause discomfort or ill health in the future, they probably won’t be covered by insurance. If it is just done to make the teeth straight to correct a personal self-esteem issue it is not enough for your insurance to step up and foot the bill. Generally, teeth whitening is not something that will correct a considerable amount of pain or discomfort; it is just done so the individual can improve their appearance. Unless, the chemicals that are causing the teeth to be discolored or stained are potentially rotting or falling apart then insurance will not cover the expense. Again, with insurance coverage it is difficult to be covered under a procedure that is deemed mainly cosmetic.

    Luckily for you, Dr. Stella Children’s Dentistry offers a professional strength tooth whitening take-home system. We buy it directly from the manufacturer and the professional strength we carry is NOT sold in stores. It is very easy to use, and we have seen first hand the amazing results. Schedule your 6 month check up appointment now and ask Dr. Stella about the “Teen Tooth Whitening Special” for a special discount on the take-home system. Parents, you can also get a discount, just ask for the “Parent Tooth Whitening Special”.

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