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Does the health insurance pay for the DrSmile treatment?

DrSmile health insurance: Is treatment with invisible braces covered or is supplementary dental insurance worthwhile?

DrSmile ‘s invisible aligners enable painless and discreet tooth correction – usually in just a few months.

Although the aligner provider is one of the cheaper ones on the market, many of us have to swallow at first at the prices for the treatment.

Get 150 € discount on your dental correction!
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Book a consultation appointment now at a nearby DrSmile partner practice and find out if teeth straightening with aligners is right for you.

The appointment is completely non-binding and does not involve any costs.

With the code “THATSMILE150” you will receive 150 € discount on the treatment.

The cost of teeth straightening with clear braces ranges from 1790 to 3990 euros.

No wonder that the question arises: Does the health insurance pay the DrSmile treatment in full or in part?

You can find more information about DrSmile here.

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DrSmile health insurance: Are the treatment costs covered?

At this point, we have to come straight to the point with the bad news: As a rule, health insurance does not pay for DrSmile treatment.

There are two reasons for this:

1. health insurance companies usually do not pay for adults

Unlike in the case of minors, malocclusions of the teeth and jaws in adults must involve serious health restrictions in order for health insurance companies to contribute to the costs of correcting the teeth or even cover them entirely.

For adults, orthodontic treatment is therefore only covered in exceptional cases, as it is not part of basic dental care.

The guidelines of the health insurance companies for orthodontic treatment have laid down precise specifications here:

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2. health insurance companies pay only in case of medical indication

Unlike minors, adults must suffer from extremely pronounced malocclusions or jaw misalignments that absolutely require treatment for medical reasons.

These include congenital malformation of the face or jaw or skeletal dysgnathia. If the jaw malposition is the result of an accident, the health insurance companies will also cover it.

In these specific cases, the costs are usually covered:

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Breakthrough disorders – displacement of teeth
  • The upper incisors protrude more than nine millimeters in front of the lower ones (distal bite position)
  • The lower incisors protrude more than three millimeters in front of the upper ones (mesial bite position)
  • Congenital open bite with distance between tooth edges over four millimeters

The health insurance companies will also cover the costs if the jaw misalignment is the result of an accident.

As a rule, however, these extreme tooth misalignments cannot be treated with invisible aligners – they require fixed braces.

DrSmile ‘s clear braces are usually used for aesthetic anterior corrections – there is no medical indication in these cases.

You can find more information about the orthodontic indication groups in this video:

Get 150 € discount on your dental correction!
Woman holding aligner and smiling with thumbs up

Book a consultation appointment now at a nearby DrSmile partner practice and find out if teeth straightening with aligners is right for you.

The appointment is completely non-binding and does not involve any costs.

With the code “THATSMILE150” you will receive 150 € discount on the treatment.

Is supplementary dental insurance for teeth straightening with aligners worthwhile?

In some tariffs of private supplementary dental insurances, the costs for a tooth correction with aligners are also included.

Here too, however, there must be a medical necessity, which in most cases (as already mentioned above) is unfortunately not given in the treatment with DrSmile.

If you already have supplementary dental insurance, however, it is still worth asking your advisor in advance.

Man at the dentist gets his aligners

DrSmile: Health insurance does not pay, how can I still afford the treatment?

You would like to have your teeth corrected for aesthetic reasons and therefore cannot count on the health insurance company to cover all or part of the costs?

No problem, because DrSmile treatment can be paid either once or in installments. So you don’t have to save up for the treatment for a long time, nor do you have to take on the financial burden in one fell swoop.

Instead, you can conveniently pay off your dental correction in installments while your teeth gradually move into the desired position.

This is how the three price levels are currently structured:

One-time payment

Installment payment

S

£1,390

M

£1,790

L

£2,090

In this article you will get more information about DrSmile prices and additional costs.

Conclusion on the subject of DrSmile and health insurance

Tooth straightening with DrSmile aligners is an aesthetic treatment in most cases.

This means that the costs are not covered by health insurance and usually not by supplementary dental insurance.

But you should not let this discourage you. Because with DrSmile it is basically no problem to pay for the treatment in low installments.

For as little as 33 euros per month, you can fulfill your dream of a beautiful smile and perhaps look in the mirror with a little more satisfaction.

Because beautiful and straight teeth contribute not insignificantly to our general well-being.

They ensure a healthy self-confidence and that we like to greet those around us with a radiant smile.

It is therefore worthwhile to take advantage of the treatment even at your own expense. After all, a good feeling cannot be paid for with any money in the world.

Get 150 € discount on your dental correction!
Woman holding aligner and smiling with thumbs up

Book a consultation appointment now at a nearby DrSmile partner practice and find out if teeth straightening with aligners is right for you.

The appointment is completely non-binding and does not involve any costs.

With the code “THATSMILE150” you will receive 150 € discount on the treatment.

FAQs on the topic of DrSmile health insurance

Finally, we answer a few frequently asked questions about DrSmile health insurance.

You can find more articles and information about DrSmile here.

How much does a treatment with DrSmile cost?

The cost of DrSmile ranges from 1790 euros to 3190 euros – depending on the severity of the malocclusion. Only in very rare cases the price can exceed this range.

For whom is DrSmile not suitable?

DrSmile can treat mild to moderate dental malocclusions. Aligners, on the other hand, reach their limits in the case of complex malocclusions and malocclusions.

Can aligners be tax deductible?

Orthodontic treatment for medical reasons is tax deductible. The treatment can be declared as an extraordinary burden in the income tax return. If there is no medical indication, the costs cannot be deducted.

Which health insurance company covers dental splints?

The health insurance companies cover the costs of tooth correction for adults only in the case of extremely pronounced malocclusions that absolutely require treatment for medical reasons. Aesthetic tooth corrections with aligners are usually not covered by health insurance or supplementary dental insurance.

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