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Treatment Financing

In Slovakia an insurance company can financially contribute to patients to the age of 18. The amount of the contribution depends on the seriousness of the anomaly of the dentition. The division into categories according to the seriousness of the anomaly is given Law of health care. The patients pay the difference between the price of the treatment and of the products and the contribution of the insurance company. An insurance company contributes to the orthodontic treatment only once during the patient’s life. If the patient willfully interrupts the treatment for six months or more, the insurance company does not contribute to further treatment.

Patients older than 18 years are not entitled to any refundment from their health insurance. The only exception is with patients with serious inborn anomalies like cleft lip and palate without any age limit.

Every patient is informed of the approximate price of the treatment after the preliminary examination. Information of the price of the appliance is part of the written treatment plan and the patient obtains it before the treatment.


Division into categories according to the seriousness of the anomaly

Orthodontic services are fully refunded on the basis of health insurance to children under 18 with the following defects – skeletal deviations:

  1. Skeletally open bite when the contact of the antagonist teeth in the lateral sections is reduced to six pairs or less,
  2. Nonocclusion of lateral teeth,
  3. Real progenia,
  4. Jaw defects of Angle class II div.1 with an overjet of 9 mm or more,
  5. Cleft lip and palate and other serious innate facial and jaw defects. These are fully refunded without any age limit.

Orthodontic services are partially refunded on the basis of health insurance with participation of the insured patient to children under 18 with the following defects:

  1. Open bite of the size of permanent incisors of 2 and more mm,
  2. Cross bite of the incisors and cross bite with force bite,
  3. Nonocclusion of two pairs of antagonists in one lateral segment, with the exception of wisdom teeth,
  4. Deep bite with gingival traumatisation,
  5. Protrusion defects with an overjet of 4.5 – 9 mm,
  6. Hypodontia of four or more permanent teeth,
  7. Retention, palatal position and hypodontia of permanent canine with the space lack of 5 and more mm,
  8. Retention of the permanent upper incisor,
  9. Marked rotation of canine teeth and incisors over 30 degrees and vestibular eruption of canine teeth.