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Braces and Insurance

After having my braces for 16 months, I finally got them off ! Was it worth the effort, time and cost?

I was reviewing a clients file and it got me thinking about similarities of braces and insurance. I’m sure most people wouldn’t think of these 2 subjects in the same sentence but for me, I lived with the braces whilst assisting clients with their insurance so it’s a logical thought process. I think?

I kept putting off getting my braces because of the following reasons:

  • Too expensive / can’t afford it
  • Love to do it but it’s too hard… where do I start?… who do I go through?…what type?…
  • Do I really need it?

I know from experience that these are the main reasons people don’t take out insurance cover.

Not all types of braces are suitable for everyone, not all types of insurance are necessary for everyone. Luckily for insurance, you can chat with an adviser who can guide you through the process, I wish I’d had the same for my braces as I would have had them years ago.

It’s all about educating yourself on what’s available. What suits you and your budget.

One main difference with braces is you know they’re coming off and you’re definitely getting an improved result. The other is that the process was way more painful!

Whilst you may not use your insurance policy for years, you need to remember this is a good thing as it shows you are healthy and independent. At the same time, you can rest easy knowing you are covered in the event of an unexpected illness or injury.

And when it comes to claim time for your insurance, or time for the braces to come off, it is so worth it!