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mamalilipad
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Does orthodontist count as medical expenses? She needs it for jaw alignment, not just cosmetic...

 
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Critter-3
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Does orthodontist count as medical expenses? She needs it for jaw alignment, not just cosmetic...

YES.

ColeenD3
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Does orthodontist count as medical expenses? She needs it for jaw alignment, not just cosmetic...

Yes, it is a medical expense.

 

Medical care expenses include payments for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or payments for treatments affecting any structure or function of the body.

Deductible medical expenses may include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Payments of fees to doctors, dentists, surgeons, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and nontraditional medical practitioners.
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