Can I Use My Flex Plan for Cosmetic Dentistry?December 5, 2017
Can you use your FSA or HSA for cosmetic dentistry? Most likely not. These plans are designed to cover the cost of medical and dental expenses not fully covered by insurance. They seldom include procedures that would be considered aesthetic-only. However, it is possible to use your flexible or healthcare spending account for restorative services with functional benefit.
While your FSA or HSA cannot be used for tooth whitening, you may be able to use your plan to pay for costs related to:
- Dental implants – the strongest and most reliable way to replace missing teeth
- Porcelain dental crowns – indistinguishable from natural teeth, porcelain crowns protect and strengthen teeth impacted by decay and trauma
- White fillings and porcelain inlays/onlays – tooth-colored and bonded to the teeth, these treatments seal cavities and help prevent infection
- Invisalign® and ceramic braces – these aesthetically pleasing orthodontic solutions can be assisted by AcceleDent®, which may also be covered by your FSA or HSA
Your flex plan will most likely cover the cost of dental bonding for the closing of small gaps and the protection of enamel and, in some circumstances, porcelain veneers may be covered if they are being used for functional restoration. It is, however, always a good idea to talk with your plan administrator before committing to a service to make sure it will be covered.
Financing Your Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure
If your FSA or HSA will not cover the cost of services like porcelain veneers, we would be happy to discuss your financing options during your initial consultation. Our NYC cosmetic dentists believe that everyone deserves to feel confident in their smile. To help make smile perfection accessible, we are pleased to offer a range of financing options.
- Cash and wire transfers
- All major credit cards
- CareCredit® healthcare financing
CareCredit® is a healthcare financing company that offers several options to help patients achieve smile perfection. Current promotional offers include 0% APR for up to 24-months or low, fixed rates that can be paid off over a 60-month period. If you are interested in cosmetic services but not in paying for them upfront, we can provide you with information on CareCredit® during your initial consultation or you can visit their site, linked above, to apply online.
Financing cosmetic dentistry allows you to strengthen and beautify your smile without breaking the bank and is a wonderful solution for many of our patients. We encourage you to consider your options and then give us a call to schedule a one-on-one consultation and learn how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
NYC Smile Design is located in Manhattan. Our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Ramin Tabib and Dr. Elisa Mello, welcome patients from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Harlem, Staten Island, Long Island, and all surrounding areas of New York. Call us at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you look amazing and feel confident in your smile.