Now of course you hope we have an answer for you right away, but nothing could be further from the truth. Whether your braces will be reimbursed depends entirely on the type of health insurance you have chosen. Is it always smart to get insurance for this? Not in all cases. In this blog we explain it to you.
Brace reimbursement up to 18 years
These days, there is a good chance that your son or daughter will need to undergo orthodontic treatment. In the Netherlands, about 45% of young people get braces. It is therefore advisable to insure your child for this. There are many health insurance policies that cover braces up to the age of 18. Often this is not done from the basic insurance but you have to get additional insurance for this. When taking out supplementary insurance for braces reimbursement, keep the following points in mind:
- The premium
- Maximum reimbursement
- Reimbursement percentage
- What exactly is reimbursed
- Additional conditions (e.g. waiting times)
Note! Sometimes it is stated that the reimbursement applies once only. This means for the entire duration of the insurance. So you will not get the same reimbursement every year.
There are several websites where you can compare health insurance policies. This allows you to choose a health insurer with a brace reimbursement that suits your situation or that of your child. Want to know more about how it works with waiting periods with health insurance companies? Then read our blog: orthodontics without waiting time.
Brace reimbursement for adults
Braces reimbursement for adults is never covered by basic insurance. However, you can get additional insurance for orthodontics. We recommend that you find out in advance what the costs for your orthodontic treatment will be. On this basis, you can then decide whether it makes sense to insure yourself for a reimbursement for braces. In many cases it is cheaper to pay the costs of the braces yourself.
When you choose to get braces from us, you always know in advance what the costs will be. No surprises later, but transparent in advance. Are you curious what the costs will be when you get braces from us? Fill out the callback form on our website and we will call you back as soon as possible to make an appointment. This is of course a non-binding appointment.