How Do I Pay for Orthodontic Care?


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Dear Dr. Barakat,

How do most people pay for braces and orthodontic care? I know my dental insurance and health care coverage doesn’t cover it.


Dear Concerned Parent,

The good news is that there are many financing options if you do not have orthodontic coverage with your insurance provider. These include:

• Flexible spending accounts
• Health savings accounts
• In-office low monthly payments
• Third-party financing
• Paid-in-full discounts

It’s always a great time to reevaluate where you stand with your company benefits before the end of the year. Dr. Barakat’s team works hard to find a solution that works for your budget. For families with multiple patients, they also offer a Family Care Program, which provides you with additional discounts. In addition, they provide a free consultation and observation period until your child is ready for treatment. This is a great way to make sure that any potential problems are intercepted, regardless of finances.

Orthodontic treatment is a long-term investment in your child’s dental health, and they’ll experience the benefits for the rest of their lives. Because each child’s needs are unique, the treatment cost is determined after examining the patient. They certainly understand parental anxiety about the potential cost of treatment and have a very experienced team that understands dental insurance and flexible spending accounts. They work with patients in designing a payment plan that fits into their budget.


Dr. Rana Barakat, a board-certified specialist in Orthodontics, has been proudly serving Northern Virginia for more than 20-years! She has built her practice on a personal touch and excellent treatment.

As a parent, she understands wanting the best for your children by giving them beautiful, confident smiles. She makes it a priority to ensure optimal results, but also believes that each patient’s experience during treatment is just as important as the clinical result. As the 2015-16 President of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Barakat’s dedication and expertise reflect why her peers continue to nominate her as a Top Dentist.

Barakat Orthodontics is located at 45745 Nokes Blvd., Ste. 175, Sterling, VA 20166. Connect by visiting them online, or get social with them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Barakat Orthodontics can also be reached at (703) 433-9330.


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