Medicaid also known as public aid or All kids program is a form of government assisted health care available to low-income families and individuals in Illinois that offers public assistance for children that are in need of dental care, including oral surgery, tooth extractions, and orthodontic treatment with braces but there are approximately only 2% orthodontist that accept Medicaid for braces in Illinois.
Who can qualify for braces covered by Medicaid in Illinois?
All Low income families in Illinois including Cook, Lake, DuPage and McHenry Counties as well as the surrounding communities of North Chicago, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Wadsworth, Lindenhurst, Gurnee, Round Lake Beach, Waukegan, Lake Villa, Grayslake, Antioch, Wauconda, Fox Lake, Vernon Hills and Round Lake can qualify for orthodontic treatment and braces on the All Kids program.
Does Medicaid cover braces for adults in Illinois?
Orthodontic treatment with braces is available in the Medicaid health care program in Illinois, although not all children will be approved by the State of Illinois Medicaid administrators. The requirements for approval depend on various factors such as the level of income, the age of the patient, current oral health condition and the type of orthodontic treatment required. In general, children and individuals between the ages of 5 and 21 years can qualify for Medicaid in Illinois. State of Illinois Medicaid (Public Aid, Medical Card, Tarjeta Medica, All Kids) administrators are required to pre-approve all children looking for braces coverage even before orthodontic treatment can begin.
Orthodontic Experts, unlike many others, do not limit the number of patients accepted or the type of services offered to patients, and do their best to accept every patient with Medicaid Illinois medical card coverage.