Medicaid (also known as Medical Card, Public Aid, All Kids and Tarjeta Medica) is an Illinois State Aid Program that offers public assistance for children that are in need of dental care, including oral surgery, tooth extractions, and orthodontic treatment with braces. Oftentimes, it can be challenging to find an experienced dentist or orthodontist who accepts Medicaid coverage in Illinois. Most orthodontists, dentists, and dental clinics tend to put a limit on the number of Illinois Medicaid patients they will accept appointments from. In some cases, the provider will actually limit the types of services that will be offered to patients with Medicaid coverage in Illinois.

Medicaid Orthodontics is a division of Den-Care Smile Center and is proud to be a premier provider of oral surgery, general dentistry, and orthodontic treatment with braces for children covered by the Medicaid in Illinois.

Are Braces Covered by Medicaid in Illinois?

Orthodontic treatment with braces is available, although not all children will be approved by the State of Illinois Medicaid administrators. The requirements for approval depend on various factors such as the age of the patient, current oral health condition and the type of orthodontic treatment required. In general, the age requirements are children and individuals between the ages of 5 and 21 years who qualify for Medicaid in Illinois. These individuals may be entitled to certain dental services which are also considered to be “orthodontics”.

We Do Not Limit the Number of Medicaid patients Accepted

Not all kids covered under the state Medicaid insurance program will qualify for orthodontic treatment with braces. State of Illinois Medicaid (Public Aid, Medical Card, Tarjeta Medica, All Kids) administrators are required to pre-approve all children for braces coverage before orthodontic treatment can begin.

We have an experienced team of dental health professionals that are approved, licensed Illinois providers of orthodontic treatment with braces, and we accept Medical Card, Medicaid, Public Aid, and Tarjeta Medica coverage as well as most of the other dental insurance plans.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment with braces for your children, there are some important factors that you should take into consideration. Make sure to take you time to find the best Medicaid braces provider, and look for an orthodontist or dentist that accepts all patients with Public Aid, Medicaid, Tarjeta Medica, and Medical Card insurance coverage for orthodontic treatment with braces in Illinois. This is the key to achieving results that are entirely satisfying as compared to carrying a smile that your child might regret for years to come.

We believe in the fact that everyone deserves a smile that is beautiful and healthy. Affordable services are among our top priorities, and that is why we are committed to keeping our fees as low as possible and providing the quality dental health services you expect and deserve.

We offer a discount dental plan and affordable payment options that are budget-friendly because we believe that finances should not deter you from making the right oral health choices.

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Does Illinois Medicaid Coverage Pay for Children’s Braces?

Illinois Medicaid (also known as Public Aid, Medical Card, Tarjeta Medica, and All Kids) is a form of health care available to low income families and individuals. The government plays a role in funding it to ensure that all the families with little income and other individuals in Illinois can access orthodontic treatment at affordable prices.

Currently, the Illinois funded Medicaid program provides for orthodontic treatment with braces and general dental care for children and individuals in Illinois. These programs include Family Care and All Kids. All Kids provides healthcare, dental care and covers orthodontic services for children from low-income families, while Family Care provides care services for the parents of these children. Each one of these programs is meant to provide specific health and dental care coverage and may assist in paying for dental braces, orthodontic treatment, and orthodontist fees for children residing in the State of Illinois.

The Medicaid program is administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Illinois. This department was formerly known as the Department of Public Aid (or Medicaid) of Illinois.

Who can qualify for Medicaid orthodontic (braces) benefits in Illinois?

Children from families with low income who reside in the State of Illinois can qualify for braces and orthodontic treatment on the Medicaid program.

For a complete list of Illinois cities, towns and counties where we provide orthodontic treatment with braces for children on Medicaid in Illinois, please visit our Service Areas page.

Does acceptance into the Illinois Medicaid program automatically qualify my child for braces and orthodontic treatment?

Not exactly. Before any orthodontic treatment can begin, all patients have to be pre-approved by the State of Illinois Medicaid administrators. Only those children who have severe needs will be considered for braces and orthodontic treatment on Medicaid.

How will I be notified if my kid has qualified for braces and orthodontic treatment?

After the initial orthodontic evaluation examination, the exams results must be submitted to Medicaid for review. The process of reviewing and evaluating of the submitted files can take up to 4 weeks. The review process is carried out by an Illinois Medicaid administrator.

Once the evaluation is completed you will be contacted by a staff member from Den-Care Smile Center and they will let you know if approval for orthodontic treatment with braces has been granted.

What happens if my child does not get approved for braces and orthodontic treatment with the Medicaid program?

In the event your child is not qualified or has not been approved for braces and orthodontic treatment with the Medical Card, Medicaid, Public Aid or All Kids program, Den-Care Smile Centre will help you by providing an affordable payment option that will fit your family’s budget.

There is no cost to you for our FREE Illinois Medicaid Orthodontic (Braces) Consultation.

At MedicaidOrthodontics.net our primary goal is to provide you with the best orthodontic treatment with braces for children covered by Medicaid (Medical Card, Public Aid, All Kids, Tarjeta Medica) in Illinois.

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