Spend Your FSA Dollars Before the End of the Year

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Spend Your FSA Dollars Before the End of the Year
Posted on 12/19/2017
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653094454As your home for high-quality orthodontics, such as our Kansas City Invisalign and braces treatments, we at Creekwood Orthodontics are glad to help all of our patients achieve straighter and healthier smiles. We’re not only proud of the exceptional orthodontic care that we provide – we’re just as proud of the accessibility and affordability of our treatments. We understand the importance of attaining a straighter smile, which is why we’ll do all we can to help you get these vital procedures without you having to break your bank account. One of these ways that you can get a more affordable orthodontic treatment is by utilizing your flex spending account, if you have one – something we highly recommend that you look into before the end of the year.


What Are Flex Spending Accounts?

Flex spending accounts are special accounts that some employers set up in order to give benefits to their employees. Money that’s placed into this account from an employer can then only be used by an employee for certain expenses, including those in the medical, visual, dental, and often orthodontic fields. The reason why these flex spending accounts are such a benefit to employees is because the employee won’t have to pay any taxes on any of the money that’s in these accounts. Most flex spending accounts are even also capable to be spent on children’s expenses in those qualifying fields as well.

Why Is This Important Right Now?

Unfortunately, the downside of a flex spending account is that this money is only good for a year (typically the end of the calendar year). If you don’t spend the money that’s in your account, it’ll expire at the end of the year and you’ll forfeit your right to this money that you worked for. That’s why if you ever have any money left in your flex spending account near the end of the year, you should get in any desired optional treatments that are covered by your flex spending account – such as orthodontic treatments. If you’ve been considering any orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign, there’s really no reason not to come visit your Kansas City orthodontist and see how our team can help improve your smile!

Visit Your Kansas City Orthodontist!

If you’re interested in our Kansas City Invisalign or braces treatments, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us by giving us a call at (816) 454-6800. Alternatively, you can simply schedule a consultation through our website. We can’t wait to see you and help give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed of!