Taking care of your health knowing you are uninsured or underinsured can feel crippling. Fortunately, there are some alternatives to insurance to make your dental healthcare more affordable. So if you don’t have dental insurance, look into one of these avenues for accessing affordable high-quality dental care.
In-House Membership Plan
Many dental practices these days offer an in-house dental savers plan, like our Las Cruces Dental Solutions In-House Dental Plan. This isn’t insurance, but rather an in-house membership plan. There are no hassles that come with traditional insurance, such as waiting periods, deductibles, claim forms, and yearly maximums.
For a low monthly fee and with a 12 month commitment, you’ll receive two cleanings, two routine exams, up to two emergency exams, necessary X-rays, two fluoride treatments, two oral cancer screenings, and 20% off our cosmetic and restorative dental services. Our premium plan includes an extra two cleanings. This is great for pregnant patients or those with periodontal disease. Plus, children age four and under are seen at no additional charge if they are dependents of a primary member of an active Dental Solutions Savers Plan.
Check out our registration page for more information about how you can save with our Las Cruces Dental Solutions In-House Dental Plan!
Dental schools often offer dental care at reduced rates since it gives their students an opportunity to learn. But don’t worry that you’ll become some sort of guinea pig–these students are taught and supervised by trained professionals. Your treatment will just take longer than at a private practice.
Community Events and Charities
Many dental offices throughout the country lend their time and skill to put on free dentistry days. You can check out which cities are hosting an event on the Free Dentistry Day website. Mission of Mercy and Dental Lifeline are two other charities that donate dental care services. Depending on what kind of work you require, these community-run options could give you just the affordable help you’re looking for.
Maintaining Your Preventive Oral Care
One of the best ways to keep your dental care costs low is to keep up with your preventive care, meaning regular at-home oral hygiene and biannual visits to the dentist. Keeping your smile healthy will lessen the chance that you’ll need major dental work done, which is when things get a bit pricier.