So you’ve got the news: your child needs to have braces fitted, and as well as being concerned for your child’s well-being you’re struggling with another rising issue. That issue is the simple concern of how you will pay for the procedure, not only for the initial fitting but the ongoing upkeep and maintenance that is required to keep braces in tip-top shape.
There’s nothing wrong with being concerned, but there’s absolutely no need to panic about this either. The simple truth is that, in modern society, there is far more that can be done to manage financial difficulties than there ever has been at any other time. If you’re fretting about ways to pay for braces, it’s time to take a step back from the problem, assess your options and see what can be done.
First and foremost, you need to obtain quotes for the procedure from as many dentists as you can possibly manage. The more you know about the cost, the more you can try and find the best financial option. You then need to talk to dentists falling in what appears to be acceptable price brackets. Many will carry their own payment plans, often with a deposit system although not always, or can refer you to a financial plan they recommend and will help you implement.
By discussing the issue, you fall under the old saying that a problem shared is a problem halved. You may be surprised to find the way in which people are willing to work with you, and you may find hidden discounts that you otherwise wouldn’t have had. If you’re worried about feeling embarrassed, don’t be — you’re certainly not the first person they will have met who has expressed concern.
If you don’t like the idea of repaying on a monthly basis, consider buying discount cards upfront which then give you a set amount of money off her procedure. Your dentist will be able to help with this, and you should be able to make some decent discounts. This has the additional option of the same discount occurring across all dental procedures, so it will be financially smart even outside of the initial issue.
Finally, it may sound simple but stay calm and just keep your mind on the task. You will be able to find some an option in the plethora of ways to pay for braces, and your children will be able to have the assistance that they need.