A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a tax-advantaged account for use in paying for qualifying medical expenses. Many employers throughout the United States offer FSAs to employees, who use the pre-tax funds that they set aside to cover health-related expenses not covered by their medical or dental insurance programs. FSAs are exempt from federal taxes, Social Security (FICA) taxes and, in most cases, state income taxes.
“The FSA can be a great option for funding treatment or for bridging the gap between the final cost and what is covered by dental insurance”. “Paying through an FSA makes it possible to reduce out-of-pocket costs by nearly one third, because the money goes into the FSA account untaxed.” Our practice makes it very easy for patients to use this benefit.
Yes. Lingual Braces are braces specifically designed to be placed on the inside surfaces of all teeth. With the advancements in science and technology, Lingual Orthodontics is an innovative
method to achieve “Effective Orthodontics”- Tooth alignment in harmony with jaws, joints, muscles and function.
The strategic position of Lingual braces allows creation of beautiful and healthy smiles without impacting everyday work.
The muscles and joints of the jaw affect the jaw relationship, occlusion or bite (position of teeth in the jaws) and facial aesthetics.
“TMJ” clicking, certain types of headaches, and facial pain are often related to clenching, grinding and unfavorable jaw positions. With “Effective Orthodontics” specific jaw exercises combined with innovative techniques can accomplish significant reduction or complete elimination of clicking, headaches and facial pain along with straightening of teeth.
Effective Orthodontic treatments involve treating the malocclusion of the teeth/ jaws in harmony with the muscles and anatomy of the face.
By emphasizing the musculature and employing innovations, tooth alignment can be attained in harmony with jaws, joints, muscles and function. New techniques which include “lingual braces” (braces behind the teeth), “invisible aligners”, and muscle exercises can all be employed for “Effective Orthodontics”.