The Medical Card (also known as Medicaid, Public Aid, All Kids and Tarjeta Medica) is an Illinois State Aid Program that offers public assistance for children that are in need of dental care, including oral surgery, tooth extractions, and orthodontic treatment. Oftentimes, finding an experienced dentist that accepts Medcial Card coverage in Illinois can be a challenge. Many dentists, orthodontists and dental clinics limit the number of Medical Card patients that they will see or, in some cases; limit the types of services they offer to patients covered by Illinois Medical Cad insurance. Medical Card Orthodontics, a division of Den-Care Smile Center, is proud to be a premier provider of general dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontic treatment for children covered by the Medical Card in Illinois.
Are Braces Covered by the Medical Card in Illinois?
Orthodontic treatment with braces is provided in some cases, but not all and the coverage requirements vary, depending on the age of the individual and the type of dental care required. In general, individuals between the age of 5 and 21 who have Medical Card coverage in Illinois are entitled to certain dental services that are considered “orthodontics”. Not all kids covered under the state Medical Card insurance program will qualify for orthodontic treatment with braces. State of Illinois Medical Card (Medicaid, Public Aid, All Kids, Tarjeta Medica) administrators must pre-approve all children for braces coverage before orthodontic treatment can begin.
Dr. Gustav Kozina and Dr. Timothy Theobald are approved, licensed Illinois providers of orthodontic treatment with braces and accept Medical Card, Public Aid, Medicaid, All Kids and Tarjeta Medica coverage as well as most dental insurance plans.
When considering orthodontic treatment with braces for your children, take the time to find the best orthodontic provider that accepts Medicaid, Public Aid, All Kids, Medical Card, Tarjeta Médica coverage for orthodontic treatment with braces in Illinois. It may prove to be the difference between achieving the results that you are satisfied with and a smile that may haunt you for years to come.
We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. We understand that affordability is a very important consideration and that’s why we strive to keep our fees as low as possible while preserving the quality service you expect.
We offer a discount dental plan and affordable payment options because we truly feel that finances should not keep you from making the right oral health care decisions.
Does Illinois Medical Card Coverage Pay for Children’s Braces?
The Illinois Medical Card, also known as Medicaid, Public Aid, All Kids and Tarjeta Medica, is a form of government assisted health care available to low-income families and individuals in Illinois. Currently there are two government funded Medicaid programs that offer general dental care and orthodontic treatment with braces in Illinois; All Kids and Family Care. All Kids provides health care to children of low-income families, while Family Care provides coverage for parents of these children. Each of these programs provides specific dental care coverage and may assist in paying for orthodontic treatment, dental braces and orthodontist fees.
Dr. Gustav Kozina and Dr. Timothy Theobald are approved, licensed Illinois providers of orthodontic treatment with braces and accept Public Aid, Medicaid, All Kids and Tarjeta Medica coverage as well as most dental insurance plans.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), formerly known as the Illinois Department of Public Aid (also known as Medicaid), administers the Medicaid dental program.
Who can qualify for orthodontic (braces) benefits in Illinois?
Children of low income families in all Illinois counties including Cook County, Dupage County, McHenry County and Lake County as well as the surrounding communities Antioch, Arlington Heights, Beach Park, Chicago, Cook County, Des Plaines, DuPage County, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Fox Lake, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Great Lakes, Gurnee, Hainsville, Highwood, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Lake Bluff, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, McHenry, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, North Chicago, Palatine, Park City, Rolling Meadows, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Schaumburg, Skokie, Spring Grove, Vernon Hills, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wheeling, Winthrop Harbor, and Zion can qualify for orthodontic treatment and braces on the Medical Card program.
For a complete list of Illinois cities, towns and counties where we provide orthodontic treatment with braces for children on Medicaid in Illinois, please visit our Service Areas page.
If my child has been accepted into the Medicaid program, does this mean that they qualify for orthodontic treatment with braces?
Not necessarily. All patients must be pre-approved before orthodontic treatment can begin and only children with severe needs will qualify for orthodontic treatment and braces.
How will I know if my child qualifies for orthodontic treatment with braces?
After a case is submitted for orthodontic treatment with braces it can take up to 4 weeks for the files to be reviewed and evaluated by a Medical Card, Public Aid, Medicaid or All Kids administrator. Dr. Kozina, Dr. Theobald or a staff member from Den-Care Smile Center will contact you when the approval for orthodontic treatment with braces from the State of Illinois Medical Card administrator is received.
What if my child does not qualify for orthodontic treatment with braces with the Medical Card program?
If your child does not qualify for orthodontic treatment with braces through the Medcial Card, Public Aid, Medicaid or the All Kids program, Dr. Kozina, Dr. Theobald and the staff at Den-Care Smile Center will work with you to provide an affordable payment option that will fit within your family’s budget.
There is no cost to you for our FREE Illinois Medical Card Orthodontic (Braces) Consultation.
At MedicalCardOrthodontics.com our primary goal is to provide you with the best orthodontic treatment with braces for children covered by the Medical Card (Medicaid, Public Aid, All Kids, Tarjeta Medica) in Illinois.