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Old 11.04.2015, 19:43
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Dental braces

Hi need t o correct my teeth for that I need to use dental braces.
I don't have any supplement in my health insurance for dental insurance.
I am under 25, I heard that is good to do it before 25 because I would pay less.
Is this true? Doe anybody has experience with this subject? Which is the best insurance for this?

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Re: Dental braces

I'm an ordinary oral surgeon, not an orthodontist, but, of course, I know that jaw bone growth usually ends around the age of 18 or 19. Before that, certain movements of teeth can be done by exerting slight forces on the growth zones of the bones, which still are cartilage, hence kind of malleable.

After ossification of the cartilage sutures ("seams") in the skull bones, orthodonic treatments can still be done, albeit slower than during childhood and youth, but I can't see a reason why that should be more difficult after the age of 25.

As for insurance -- very difficult. That's what's called a pre-existing condition, ya know. You can't insure a rusty car against corrosion either.

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Re: Dental braces

Yes, for insurance you will probably not find.
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