Braces with the Medical Card (Formerly All Kids Braces) Dental Insurance Coverage by iDentity Orthodontics

Girl with braces on teeth
ROUND LAKE, GRAYSLAKE & WAUKEGAN, IL – Dr. Michael Stosich is a participating member in the DentaQuest Medicaid braces public aid program in Illinois called “Braces With the Medical Card.” He has orthodontic offices in Grayslake and Wilmette – Kenilworth. He works with children up to the age of 18 who qualify for what is also known as a All Kids Medical Card Braces Program. This allows families to pay no money to little money out-of-pocket when enrolled in Braces Medicaid for orthodontics.

What is the Braces With the Medical Card program?

Braces With the Medical Card is provided by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) through DentaQuest and it serves to help children that meet certain criteria to undergo orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists like Dr. Michael Stosich at iDentity Orthodontics have signed on to assist helping those enrolled in the medical card braces program to enjoy having healthier teeth and gums for a healthier life.

Who can qualify and how to apply for the Braces With the Medical Card?

The Braces With the Medical Card Program is designed for low-income families, whether they are employed or not. Your annual income defines the type coverage your family will receive and how much, if any, including monthly payments, co-pays, or the amount of out of pocket expenses that will apply in your particular situation. It’s easy to find out if your kid qualifies for medical card braces. You can call your local orthodontist’s office and inquire there, or you can apply online at this link.

What types of orthodontic treatments are covered?

Once you apply online, and you discover that you do qualify for the medical card braces program, your child will be seen by your orthodontist (if he is a participating provider in the medical card orthodontics program). The orthodontist will then take X-rays and undergo a thorough exam to determine which type orthodontic treatment will be best for your child, and which type orthodontic appliance (braces) will work best in his or her treatment. Braces With the Medical Card coverage will begin immediately so your child can be on the way to having a brighter smile and a healthier mouth.

Young boy showing his braces.

What if you already have the Braces With the Medical Card coverage?

In the event that your child already has a medical card for other coverage on any public aid plan, once he or she is approved for Braces With the Medical Card Orthodontics, you will be administered the medical card for braces in Illinois as well. It is comforting to know for most parents or guardians that the Braces Medicaid card can be used with other insurance coverage whether it’s a public aid program or personally funded plan either through yourself or your employer.

Whether your child has an overbite, an underbite, cross bite, or upper and lower jaw developmental problems, the Braces With the Medical Card can substantially help them to get on the road to higher self esteem, better enunciation and self confidence, and will serve to avoid painful side effects of an improper bite that can result in TMJ, inner ear problems, and facial pain. It can also correct problems when the child is young and his or her bones are still amenable to orthodontic treatment that if left to grow into adulthood, would most likely cause expensive and painful jaw surgery to correct.

Call your local orthodontist to inquire or go online to find out if you qualify for this beneficial and rewarding orthodontics Braces With the Medical Card today.

AUTHOR: Michael Stosich

Michael S. Stosich, DMD, MS, MS, is a specialist orthodontist for children and adults with subspecialty expertise in robotically assisted orthodontics. Dr. Stosich serves as the orthodontic director at the University of Chicago's cleft lip and palate clinic and craniofacial anomalies clinic, which treats complex pediatric craniofacial anomalies.