Did you know that nearly everyone’s #dental #benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental plan cycles on the calendar year, as most do, then you miss out on any benefits you didn’t use before December 31st, leaving #hundreds if not #thousands of #dollars on the table. That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental #insurance provides, especially if you have outstanding #treatments. Here are three great ways to get started.
Make Sure Your Oral Health is In Check
The typical dental insurance #plan at least partially covers a wide range of services and treatments. By visiting your #dentist, you can find out if there are any options that can help ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape, all before your benefits renew in the new year.
Your dental treatment #coordinators are highly aware of what insurance will cover and to what degree, so they can help you #maximize your #benefits while ensuring you have a #healthy and #vibrant #smile.
Take Advantage of Covered Preventative Services
Many dental insurance companies cover a variety of #preventative #services, including #cleanings, #x-rays, and even #fluoride #treatments. At times, these services are 100% covered, making these treatments or #appointments completely #free.
If you haven’t seen your dentist in the past six months, you may be missing out on preventative services (that won’t cost you a dime) that can help keep your mouth healthy. You’ll need to use these benefits by the end of the year if you want to get the most out of your insurance.
Ask About Orthodontic or Cosmetic Coverage
The end of the year can be the perfect time for #crowns, #implants, #braces, #gum #contouring, and other extensive dental treatments that may require more than one visit. Why? Because doing it now can help you maximize your insurance benefits and #save #money. If you’ve met your deductible for the year but haven’t reached your annual maximum, your out-of-pocket expenses are significantly reduced. And, if you are going to hit your yearly maximum, your dentist can create a custom plan that splits your costs between this year and the next, ensuring you take full advantage of this year’s benefits and then using your renewed benefits in the new year to help cover the rest.
Schedule an appointment with your Dallas dentist today and make sure that your 2019 dental benefits aren’t going to go to waste.