Does Medicaid Pay for Braces in New Hampshire? Yes.

Do you or your child need to see an orthodontist, but you are wondering how to pay for the cost of diagnosis and treatment? Maybe you have Medicaid, and you wonder "Does Medicaid pay for braces?" We've put together some answers for you, to help you determine what treatment Medicaid covers, so you can plan your budget for orthodontics for your child or yourself.

Medicaid pays for several orthodontic treatments. Well-child checkups, dental checkups, and dental cleanings are covered by Medicaid if you or your child are receiving Medicaid coverage and are under the age of 21. Some orthodontic therapy is covered, as well. In addition, transportation to and from appointments is available.

However, there are some orthodontics treatments that Medicaid will not cover for patients, regardless of age or circumstances:

  • Orthodontics for patients who failed to comply with a Medicaid-approved orthodontics treatment plan;
  • Orthodontics for patients older than 21 years of age;
  • Missed appointments that were cancelled with less than 24 hours notice;
  • Lost or broken orthodontics appliances, such as braces and retainers:
  • Cosmetic porcelain braces or clear braces;
  • Late fees and charges assessed by an orthodontist as a result of patient's failure to show up for appointments or failure to pay for services that are not covered by Medicaid.

This information should answer most of your questions about "Does Medicaid pay for braces?" You can also find more answers online at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services website.

However, if you still have questions about how to pay for your appointments at the orthodontist, please contact our orthodontic practice to discuss your questions and concerns. We are happy to help you find the information you need. We can also give you information on other methods that you can use to pay for orthodontics if you find that for your circumstances the answer to “Does Medicaid pay for braces?” turns out to be “no.” Call us to learn more about treatment options and orthodontic financing, so you can get started on the path to a beautiful, healthy smile for yourself and your family.

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