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Are braces free for crossbites?

I am 15 and I have a anterior crossbite of my two teeth on my top front. My jaw usually feels sore after eating I was wondering if Medi-cal could cover for braces. I was told by my dentist that medical would cover for braces for a crossbite but I have to see an orthodontics.

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Answer: Cross-bites

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Medicare, Medicaid and Medi-cal or similar programs are individually reviewed by case workers of the state.  Many times, a cross-bite can be determined as medically necessary due to the pain and wear on the temporomandibular joint over time.  This would need to be evaluated and reviewed by your states auditor prior to being approved.  Each case is based upon severity and funding available.  It is best to start with an orthodontist to have a comprehensive evaluation.  Sometimes, not only is orthodontics necessary, but surgery may be as well.  In this case, you would need to find providers that are willing to work with an accept the Medi-cal reimbursement of services.

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