The year is drawing to a close and the holiday season is upon us! In the spirit of giving and also taking the time to look after yourself, now is the perfect opportunity to make the most of your dental insurance benefits to maintain your oral health, before it resets for the new year.
What Is Use It or Lose It?
Dental insurance plans often come with annual limits or benefit caps. These limits specify the maximum amount that your insurance provider will cover for dental services within a given calendar year. This means that if you don’t utilise your benefits before the year ends, you could be leaving money on the table. At Aurora Epping Dental, we believe in helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health while maximising the value of your insurance coverage. Importantly, any unused portion of this benefit generally does not roll over into the next year. Hence, the term “use it or lose it” emphasises the importance of taking advantage of these dental benefits before the end of the coverage period.
Understanding Annual Maximums:
Many dental insurance plans come with an annual maximum, which is the maximum amount your plan will pay for covered services within a calendar year. Treatments such as cleanings, check-ups, and preventative procedures are often covered at little to no cost, so why not take advantage of these benefits?
Preventative Care Pays Off:
Regular dental check-ups and cleanings play a crucial role in maintaining good oral health. Not only do these preventative measures help you avoid more significant dental issues, but they are often covered by insurance at a high percentage or even fully. By scheduling your routine appointments before the year ends, you not only invest in your oral health but also make the most of your insurance benefits.
Addressing Outstanding Dental Issues:
If you’ve been postponing necessary dental treatments, now is the time to reconsider. Whether it’s a filling, a dental crown, or other restorative procedures, addressing these issues promptly can prevent them from escalating into more complex and costly problems down the road. Using your remaining insurance benefits for necessary treatments can save you money in the long run.
Planning for the Future:
As you take stock of your current dental needs, consider planning for the future. If you anticipate upcoming dental work, scheduling consultations or initiating treatments before the year’s end allows you to maximise your current benefits and potentially reduce out-of-pocket costs.
Check Your Plan Details:
To make the most informed decisions about using your dental insurance benefits, take a moment to review your plan details. Understand what is covered, what your annual maximum is and any deadlines for using your benefits. Being well-informed empowers you to make choices that align with your oral health goals and financial considerations.
Make the Most of Your Dental Benefits with Aurora Epping Dental
Don’t miss out on your brightest and healthiest smile yet: use it or lose it!
At Aurora Epping Dental, we want to remind you that the clock is ticking – it’s time to act before those unused benefits vanish with the changing calendar.
How Can You Benefit?
Preventive Care: Schedule your regular check-ups, cleanings, and preventive treatments. Many insurance plans cover these services at little to no cost to you.
Addressing Dental Concerns: If you’ve been postponing dental treatments, now is the time to address them. Ignoring dental issues can lead to more significant problems and higher costs down the road.
Cosmetic Dentistry: Explore cosmetic procedures that can enhance the appearance of your smile. From teeth whitening to Invisalign, discover the possibilities to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Take Action Today with Aurora Epping Dental!
Contact our clinic to schedule your appointment and make the most of your dental insurance benefits. Our experienced team is ready to assist you in planning your treatments, maximizing your coverage, and ensuring a healthy, beautiful smile for the upcoming year.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – seize the opportunity to use your benefits wisely and invest in the health and aesthetics of your smile. Call Aurora Epping Dental now on (03) 9999 1203 or visit our website to step into the new year with confidence and a radiant smile!