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How to Save Money on Dental Care

Dr. Mojaver

June 2, 2024

Tips on How to Save Money on Dental Care

Healthy teeth and gums contribute to your confidence and overall health, but dental treatments and smile maintenance may strain on your wallet.

Because you shouldn't have to choose between a healthy smile and a healthy bank account, we're here with five affordable dental care tips to help keep costs down!

1. Be Proactive

The old adage "prevention is better than cure" is especially true regarding oral health. A piece of money-saving dental advice? Practice good oral hygiene at home. That means flossing daily and brushing for the dentist-recommended two minute period. Doing so helps reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can be costly treatments.

2. Visit Your Dentist Regularly

In addition to practicing good oral health at home, stay on top of routine check-ups. Cleanings can help detect potential dental concerns before they become expensive to address. Many dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of preventative care services. Don't have insurance? While a check-up may mean an out-of-pocket expense for you now, it could help you save money.

If you don't have a regular dentist, look for one who offers free consultations. That way, you can get to know them, their recommendations, and possible treatment plans before spending a dime.

3. Look for Payment Options & Financing Solutions

In addition to looking for dental care discounts offered by your dentist or orthodontist, look for flexible payment and financing options. Several dental savings plans and financing avenues are out there, including CareCredit, Sunbit, and Cherry, that can help spread a dental expense out so you pay less upfront.

Here at AlignBar Orthodontics, we not only accept various financing options, including the ones listed above, but we also offer in-housing payment plans. We believe quality oral health care should be accessible to all, and we work hard to ensure all patients can stay smiling.

4. Keep Your Future Health In Mind

It can be tempting to go the quick-fix route if a dental issue arises. However, investing in long-term dental solutions can not only help save you money, but it can help protect your overall oral health.

For example, Invisalign®️ may require a higher initial investment, but the results are lasting and could eliminate the need for additional corrective procedures down the road.

Just remember: dental issues that aren't resolved in a timely manner can turn into painful problems, which can become even more expensive to fix. The sooner you correct issues, the better!

5. Maximize Insurance Benefits

If you have dental insurance, one of the best ways to save money is to understand your policy and use all coverage. While many plans cover most dental services with minimal out-of-pocket costs, they also typically work in yearly increments. If you don't maximize your benefits before the year is out, you lose them.

Regarding dental care on a budget, it's also essential to find an office that accepts your insurance provider! At AlignBar Orthodontics, we accept several dental insurance providers and PPO plans, including Delta Dental and TRICARE.

Turn to AlignBar Orthodontics for Affordable, Quality Care

Don't let finances stop you from achieving the healthy smile of your dreams—schedule a free consultation here at AlignBar Orthodontics. We offer a range of services and will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs and budget.

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