Methods of Payment You Should Consider Before Your Next Dentist Appointment

For many individuals, there is a belief that dental treatment is expensive and inaccessible.  This leads many people to not seek treatment for their dental hygiene needs. Our office in Mandeville, Louisiana provides guidance about the different payment options available.

Insurance

Medical insurance is definitely an important tool for effectively managing your budget. Insurance companies cover many health expenses, avoiding your having to pay the cost out of your pocket.

Care Credit

Our office offers Care Credit, a service that allows you to pay for your dental services in installments. Care Credit allows you to get immediate treatment without paying out of pocket the same day. Care Credit is based upon approval and can potentially pay for all your dental needs. Once you are done with your installments, you can use the full balance in future dental visits. Care Credit is a great option when you are on a budget or don’t have dental insurance readily available. Ask us about Care Credit today! Applying is easy, and we are here to answer any questions you may have during the process.

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Our clients have the freedom to choose from different payment methods for their dental services. Cash payments are frequently preferred by many clients, while credit cards are also used by a considerable number of clients. In addition, dental insurance covers many treatment expenses.

In the following section, we provide a quick summary of the different payment methods available at in Mandeville, Louisiana is provided. 

Credit Cards

Today, many people prefer paying with their credit cards rather than any other payment method. Thousands of credit card transactions are made each minute around the world for payment of the purchase of clothes, airfare to medical procedures, among others.

Credit cards are convenient and safer to carry around.

Several credit card companies offer many attractive benefits for transactions. Paying for dental services with credit cards not only fixes your dental problems, but can also help improve your credit. The two most common dental treatments that are paid for with credit cards are cosmetic treatments and surgeries such as extractions.

We accept the majority of credit cards to provide you the maximum convenience.

Cash

Approximately 42% of all dentistry payments are made through cash and direct payments. This is because many patients find it convenient to pay in cash.

It is also common for patients to pay for half of their treatment in cash and the remaining portion is covered through insurance. If you chose this alternative, you should have it approved by your insurance provider before beginning your procedure.

Personal Checks

Paying with personal checks has become an outdated method of payment and not many service providers accept personal checks anymore. It is recommended to verify if a dental office accepts this form of payment before the appointment.

Some people assume paying with a check is a long process, but in reality it is not. If you need to use a personal check or make a bank transfer, our office is happy to provide you with all the necessary details required. These details may include the receiver’s name, account number, etc.

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