It’s the new year and you’re looking to work on your new smile. But your dentist is recommending treatments that are a bit above your price range, like implants or periodontics.
These treatments are involved and complicated. It’s not just that you’d like to get it done – you need to get it done, for the health of your teeth. Otherwise, you could end up losing them. But you can’t afford it. What should you do?
Don’t Break the Bank
A third of Australians aren’t going to the dentist because of the cost. That’s scary. No wonder tooth decay, gum disease, and poor oral hygiene are all on the rise. If you’re struggling with dental affordability, you should definitely ask your dentist if they provide a payment plan of some kind.
Most dentists offer payment plans and they may vary depending on the treatment you get. However, over 2,000 dental practices provide DentiCare across Australia and patients are loving the reliability and convenience of it.
DentiCare: How It Works
Step 1: You go to your dentist for your regular check up and you tell them that you’re worried about your tooth that’s starting to hurt. Your dentist assesses your mouth and tells you that your tooth has an infection, so deep that it’s gotten to your tooth’s nerve. If you don’t get it treated, it’ll get worse, leading to swelling and possibly even spreading to the adjacent teeth. They give you two options:
- Root canal treatment and a crown (this will cost you thousands of dollars but it will clean out the infection and permanently seal the tooth against any more infection. The best part is that you get to keep your tooth); or
- Extraction (the cheaper option but then you’ve got the bigger problem of closing the gap once the tooth is gone…)
Step 2: You’re worried that you can’t pay for the first option even though you believe it’s the best option. Your dentist says don’t worry and presents you with DentiCare. You both decide on the details of your payment plan (including the deposit, payment plan amount, and monthly payments).
There’s no exhausting contract you need to read through – everything is clear and understandable. There aren’t any credit checks needed. There’s no interest that you have to pay. There are no hidden fees or charges So you’re happy to go ahead.
Step 3: Your dentist sends the completed payment plan form to DentiCare. Your treatment begins straight away with no fuss.
Step 4: DentiCare establishes the plan and you pay for the treatment over months (without paying any additional interest) instead of all in one lump sum.
What DentiCare Covers
DentiCare payment plans can be used for a large variety of dental treatments:
- check ups and cleans
- periodontal treatment
- endodontic treatment
- orthodontic treatment (Inman Aligners, Invisalign, Fast Braces)
- sleep apnea
- teeth whitening
- mouth guards
- extractions (including wisdom teeth)
- removable prosthodontics (like dentures)
- occlusal splints
You’ll be smiling in no time and so will your wallet.