Craniofacial Anomalies

Craniofacial anomalies affect an estimated one in 600 children in America every year. However, corrective procedures to address these anomalies are not always covered by private insurers because they might be classified as cosmetic. AAOMS supports legislation such as the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA), which would require insurance companies, including ERISA plans, to cover medically necessary services as a result of congenital anomalies or birth defects. This would include adjunctive dental, orthodontic or prosthodontic procedures.