Every year millions of Americans set aside money in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) only to wind up not spending it by the end of the year. The trick with FSAs is that if you don’t use it, you lose it, which equals money wasted. Tax-free money that could have been spent on boosting you or a loved one’s self-esteem with braces or Invisalign®.
What’s interesting is that there are specific rules to how you can spend your FSA dollars. For example, cosmetic procedures like veneers or teeth whitening aren’t covered. Yet, if you have a medical condition that makes it a necessity for getting Invisalign® or braces, it could be covered. So, don’t just assume that you can’t use your FSA dollars for fixing your smile. You can!
The simple rule is this: anything that treats or prevents dental disease is eligible for FSA coverage.
Here is a list of what’s covered:
- Teeth cleaning
- Fillings and sealants
- Tooth extraction
- Inlays and onlays
- All diagnostic and preventative services
- Treatments for gingivitis
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome
- Gum recession
- Oral surgery
- Payments for Braces
Did you read that last one? Payments for braces are covered by your FSA! Don’t lose those dollars. Use them towards a new smile with braces or Invisalign. At Parker Orthodontics, we have multiple options to treat your orthodontic concerns depending on your treatment needs.
For more information on how to best use your FSA dollars, reach out and we’ll help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.