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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 4. Texas Health Steps (THSteps) Dental : 4.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 4.2.24 Orthodontic Services (THSteps)

Orthodontic services for cosmetic purposes only are not a benefit of Texas Medicaid. Orthodontic services are limited to the treatment of children who are 12 years of age and older with severe handicapping malocclusion, children who are birth through 20 years of age with cleft palate, or other special medically necessary circumstances as outlined in Benefits and Limitations, which follows.

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