Benevis launched an ortho calculator to give patients a visual tool for understanding available payment and financing options.

Benevis has rolled out an ortho calculator to give patients, families, and caregivers a visual tool to understand potential payment or financing options better. Benevis is a dental support organization focused on dental care and orthodontics.

The calculator offers cost transparency and clearly articulates customized payment plan timelines. The ortho calculator will be featured across all 20 of their affiliated dental brand’s websites to serve their community members better.

Orthodontic procedures for cosmetic or oral health purposes, like braces, can cost on average, around $5,500, according to the American Dental Association’s 2020 Survey of Dental Fees. On top of that, many families across the country cannot afford to pay for out-of-pocket dental care..

Benevis’ ortho calculator was designed to provide pricing transparency and payment options to help break down barriers to dental care.

“The cost of braces has risen significantly in the last decade. Our ortho calculator will help parents understand the financial aspect of getting their child the orthodontic care they need,” said Carl Helton, ortho program director at Benevis. “Whether the patient has insurance, is covered under Medicaid, or is paying out-of-pocket, the ortho calculator will help patients and families understand the terms of their payment plan.”

The tool simplifies selecting a potential payment plan term based on what works best for everyone. Families are then enabled to better plan for orthodontic procedures and arrange for care with their dental homes when the time is right.

“Benevis has proudly worked to establish routine dental care, treatment plans, and dental homes for approximately 5 million children in underserved communities, with 82% of our youth patients currently on Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP),” said Dale Mayfield, DMD, chief dental officer of Benevis. “As part of that process, we’re pleased to further our support for families by offering a tool that can assist with their financial budgeting. By helping to create payment term transparency for orthodontic care, we can ensure patients feel confident about their oral healthcare journeys and that unexpected fees will not burden them.”

All Benevis financing options are factored based on the total cost of treatment, insurance coverage including Medicare and CHIP, Flexible Spending Account or Health Spending Account contributions, down payments, and the length of treatment.

The ortho calculator payment tool is provided to estimate a potential monthly cost of orthodontic treatment and is offered to the user “as-is.” Interest rates may apply depending on the payment terms and qualifying financing options. Families are encouraged to schedule a consultation with a board-certified orthodontist for actual treatment costs.

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