At SportingSmiles, we are always looking for ways to bring maximum value to our customers and save you money whenever possible. One way to save money that many people overlook is properly making use of their Flexible Spending Account (FSA). FSA accounts are specialized accounts that allow you to put money aside for certain out of pocket healthcare expenses without being taxed on the money, and this includes getting retainers.
You may be aware that you can use your FSA account to pay for deductibles and copays, but did you know that you can also use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for a backup or replacement set of clear dental retainers? Most FSA accounts will accept an invoice from SportingSmiles.com for replacement or backup retainers. However, it is always a good idea to verify with your specific FSA account provider before purchasing. If you need a detailed invoice, please ask and we can send you one that you can forward to your FSA provider.
Why use your FSA account to get retainers?
FSA accounts are pre-taxed. That means that you don’t have to count the money in your FSA account as income on your taxes. Spending as much as you are eligible to through your FSA can save you considerable money.
Use or Lose
Some FSA accounts stipulate that you need to use the money before a certain date, otherwise you will lose the money you have placed there. Why not get a spare retainer before the money goes away? There is no point losing your own hard earned money, and a spare retainer will always come in handy.
Easy to Use
Most FSA accounts provide their customers with an FSA debit card. SportingSmiles accepts all FSA debit cards. When checking out from SportingSmiles.com, just use your FSA debit card when prompted and we will automatically deduct the money from your FSA account.
At SportingSmiles we have two different types of retainers that you can purchase using your FSA account. We have the standard Essix clear and the newer, more durable Essix Plus retainer.
The standard Essix retainers are a great, cost-effective choice that is a huge step forward from older retainers. The only downside is that they are somewhat brittle and therefore can be prone to breakage if not properly looked after. The Essix Plus aims to solve this issue by using more durable material. They are just as thin and lightweight, with a longer lifespan. Both retainers can be seen here.
If you have a question about using your FSA account or purchasing dental retainers please contact us at [email protected]