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  1. anupamag

    anupamag Gold IL'ite

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    Dear friends,

    I would like to know if anyone of you have experience of having started the dental braces for your child in India and after 6 months, moved to a different country and got the maintenance(i.e. monthly visits to dentist to readjust the braces) done in the newly relocated country?
    Do the dentists abroad accept the monthly check up for the braces set somewhere else?
     
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    anupamag Gold IL'ite

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    Dear friends, 69 views and no replies so far?? Pls respond.
     
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    I had my daughters done.
    It was a package deal of the procedure and subsequent visits for a year.
    May be you get the dentist to write a note and give the details.
     
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    anupamag Gold IL'ite

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    Thank you Yellowmango, did ur daughter have the braces set in India and monthly visits outside India?
     
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    No ...all in one place.
    Check with your dentist.
     
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    I have a dentist in my family and based on my personal experience-
    1. the orthodontist only makes money when they provide the braces. They don't really make much during the monthly visit.
    2. Every Orthodontist has their way of doing things, you may find it a bit hard to find an orthodontist who will treat someone else's work.

    If your child already has braces and you are abroad and want to continue the treatment- I suggest you to find an orthodontist and convince him to take your child with the braces.

    If you have health insurance (PPO)- you can successfully get a new braces without spending much. Most of it will be charged to the insurance, you may end up paying $200 for the first time visit and depending on the braces you will spend $50- $80 per month on maintenance.

    To be honest HMO isnt bad either- however, you will not be able to choose an orthodontist yourself, you will be assigned one by the insurance.

    Goodluck :thumbup:
     
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    anupamag Gold IL'ite

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    Dear blindpup10, thanks for your reply, I am assuming you are in US, what is PPO/HMO?
     
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    PPO and HMO are different health insurances which your employer has to provide for you and your dependents-
    In regard to PPO and HMO each has its own benefits depending on which on you choose- the co-pays, co-insurance, drug coverage, and other plan costs (average monthly premium payments) depending on the family needs go ahead chose which one you and your family needs.

    PPO-Preferred Provider Organization- has the flexibility of you choosing to see a specialist without a referral from your PCP. Your insurance will also pay for the out of network Doctors or specialist.
    HMO-Health Maintenance Organization-give you access to doctors and hospitals that are within a network established by the insurance company. You can't go to a specialist on your own without getting a referral from your PCP and low deductibles.
     

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