Recently read this article in the SF Bay Guardian called Tooth and consequences: Americans can’t afford dental care, so they’re fleeing to risky clinics across the border (by Justin Juul).
It talks about the high cost of dental care (but doesn’t get into orthodontic care specifically), and how many Americans are going to Mexico to get their dental care needs met. I recall that when I was in Mexico (Morelia) over Christmas, the neighborhood where I stayed had a lot of dental and orthodontic offices. I wouldn’t be surprised if those doctors had a healthy clientele coming in from the U.S.
After reading this article, I am reminded about my gratitude to be covered under my boyfriend’s excellent employer dental plan. Thank you thank you.