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Does your insurance pay for braces if you have a root canal or can you even get braces with a root canal?

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2015-07-15 18:27:34
2015-07-15 18:27:34

Yes, you can get braces if you have a root canal. And I wouldn't think it would make a difference to an insurance company either.

Not sure if your question is about costs. Two major procedures like a root canal and braces would probably exhaust annual maximums of most dental insurances. You would be well advised to get a supplemental plan for major dental work like root canal.

addendum: there is usually a lifetime max for orthodontics, separate from root canals etc. ask your insurance company about your coverage. but braces will work on a root canal treated tooth.

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