"The main reason to forgo a dental visit for an oral health problem in the past six months was cost; 42% said they could not afford treatment or did not have insurance." CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, 2012

"The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7." American Association of Orthodontists, 2012

"Overall, 61.6% of adults aged 18 and over last visited a dentist or other dental health professional within the past year." CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, 2012

"Between 2001 and 2011, among adults aged 18–64, the percentage not receiving needed dental care due to cost grew from 10% to 16%." CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, 2012

"More than one in three American adults (36%) have delayed or will delay dental care due to the uncertain U.S. economy and their lingering fears about their current financial situation." ORC International/Aspen Dental, 2013

"Half of Americans don’t receive regular oral health care." American Hygienist Association, 2013

"Spending for dental services increased 3.0 percent in 2012 to $110.9 billion." Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012

"More than 132 million children and adults still lack dental benefits coverage." National Association of Dental Plans/Delta Dental Plans Association, 2009

"The most commonly reported individual health-related service not received because of cost is dental care." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009

"An estimated $108 billion was spent on dental services in the United States in 2010." CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, 2011