Payment Options Available For Your Next Dentist Appointment

Many individuals are hesitant about undergoing dental treatments because of the presumed high costs. Our office in Alexandria makes sure that everyone is suitably guided through all available payment options. There are several methods of payment that can be used for our dental services. Many people prefer paying in cash, while credit cards are also commonly used.  Dental insurance helps cover many dental procedures.

Below is a quick overview of all the payment methods available at our practice. 

Personal Checks

Paying through checks is more of an outdated mode of payment and not many service providers accept personal checks anymore. It is recommended to verify if a dental office accepts this before the appointment.

Paying with a check is assumed to be 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 needed.  Such details may include the receiver’s name, account number, etc.

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 and clear the transaction fees upfront. It also saves the individual from going through their insurance company to have the dental costs covered.

It is also common for patients to pay for half of their treatment in cash and have the remaining portion covered through insurance. However, this should be approved before beginning your procedure.

CareCredit

Our office accepts CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that is used to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by dental insurance. CareCredit is subject to credit approval, but once you are accepted, you can use it again and again. CareCredit is a great option if you're on a budget, in that you can pay for your dental expenses in installments. Ask us about CareCredit today! Applying is easy, and we are here to answer any questions.

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Insurance

Medical insurance is definitely an important tool for effectively managing your budget. Insurance companies cover most of your health expenses, saving you from paying out of your pocket. Dental insurance is also a type of medical coverage that provides coverage for certain dental expenses. It can be offered as a part of the overall medical indemnity or as a separate policy. To better assist patients, our office in Alexandria, VA also processes treatment  compensations through dental insurance.

As this method of payment has a few additional details that need to be dealt with before the payment is transferred, it is suggested that  you verify with your insurance provider before beginning treatment.

It is important to make sure your insurance plan is currently active, since many  policies go into effect after several months of application approval. You are also advised to ensure that the treatment you will be receiving is covered by your insurance company.

Apart from settling details with the providers, it is also recommended that you confirm with our office that insurance coverage is accepted. Some insurance companies may not be registered with our office.

In some cases, your insurance may allow you to pay in cash, then offer a reimbursement after the appointment.

Many people find it difficult to understand the insurance payment process. In order to help , our Reflection - Little River is located at Alexandria and we will clear up any doubts you may have.

Visit our dentist at Reflection - Little River in AlexandriaVirginia for a professional dental consultation and service that will get you the smile you’ve always wanted. For further information about our services, please feel free to call us for an appointment or come to our office today. Our dentist can answer any questions you might have.