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How can I afford braces?

I'm 18 and I live in California. I'm going to be paying for this out of my own pocket. I read some where that Delta Dental covers some of the cost in Cali for the traditional braces. True or false? Would applying for CareCredit be a bad idea? I have a job, but I start college this January on a limited scholarship :( so school on top on braces? ehhh... Suggestions? My parents aren't help me either. They've never been really financially stable so I'm doing everything on my own. I don't think my teeth are that bad. Just a gap and minimal misplace of my two front teeth.

Asked By: Zorie - 10/14/2011
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If I were an orthodontist (which I am not) I would say that you don't need to get braces, but if you want to that's your choice. Adult braces can run up to 4k but you probably only want the upper teeth, because of the gap. I'd say that if you have at least 3-4000 bucks to spare, you should be able to afford them. I had... More
Answered By: Dac - 10/14/2011
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why the rush to get em now? im sure ppl are teasing you but just ignore them, they have their own issues to hide from... More
Answered By: s - 10/14/2011
 
I pay $112.08 a month(24 months) on federal employee dental care. I have clear braces. For regular it is 80 a month for 24 months. Just giving you an idea of it. I don't have the best coverage either, I live in SoCal. I am sure it covers some right? I ALSO have Care Credit for my wisdom teeth extractions. It gave us a... More
Answered By: =D - 10/14/2011
 
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