When you receive your dental insurance information, one of the first things you will do is search for a dentist within your network. But is this really the best plan of action for everyone? If you require more than just basic preventive dental care, visiting an out-of-network dentist is probably your best option for receiving optimal results. Don’t let your dental insurance hold you back from receiving the dental care you need.

Discover all the reasons why you should visit an out-of-network dentist.

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Dentist Options are Limited With Insurance

If you have an HMO dental plan, your options are very limited in terms of which offices you can visit. If you have a PPO plan, you might have more options, but still, not all dentists will accept your insurance. Once you eliminate dental insurance from your prerequisite for dental care, a wide window opens up. You can visit nearly any dentist that you want and choose them based on your needs and the results they can provide. If you’re struggling to find a dentist who offers all the procedures you need and results you want, take insurance out of the equation and watch all the possible dentists pop up.

Out-Of-Network Dentists Can Have More Experience, Education, and Training

Once again, when you stick with dentists within your insurance network, you limit the number of dentists you can work with. This means you might be missing out on some of Woburn’s best cosmetic dentists like Dr. Clancy. Not all dentists in your network will have the same amount of experience, education, and training as dentists that are out of network.

For instance, if you visit Divine Smiles to work with Dr. Clancy, you will get a dentist who received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, who has a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and the Las Vegas Institute of Global Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry, a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry, is an Invisalign Premier Provider, and has a Fellowship from the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

In addition to those accomplishments, Dr. Clancy is also affiliated with a number of dental associations and has achieved many dental-related awards. When you work with an out-of-network dentist like Dr. Clancy, you can feel secure knowing you are working with one of the best in the field. The more education, training, and experience, the better results you can expect.

It Opens Up More Procedure Options

It’s unlikely that your dental insurance will offer coverage for a dentist who specializes in certain types of procedures. Maybe you’re suffering from TMJ pain or sleep apnea but your dentist with insurance coverage only wants to provide you with a night guard and advise you to use a CPAP. When you visit a dentist out of network, it opens up more procedure options and techniques.

For example, at Divine Smiles, we not only offer your basic general dentistry services, but also comprehensive restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, Invisalign, TMJ treatment, and sleep apnea treatment. With dental insurance, it’s unlikely to either find all of these treatments under one roof or coverage at all.

Your Procedure Might Not Be Covered By Insurance Anyways

Even the best dental insurance won’t provide you with coverage on all types of procedures. Typically, preventive dentistry services including x-rays and cleanings are the only treatments you won’t have to pay anything for. If you require a dental crown, a filling, or just want to add fluoride to your cleaning, you will likely have to pay extra. If you’re already going to pay for a procedure, why not find a dentist who’s highly qualified? You will still have to pay for your procedure, but at least then you will achieve the best results possible.

Our dental office also offers a number of payment options to help you afford the treatments you need.

If You Have Insurance, We Will Try To Use It

If you do decide to go out of network, this doesn’t mean that your new dentist won’t try to use your insurance. At Divine Smiles, we will still try to work with your insurance company to help you get some coverage. In some cases, part of your procedure might be covered.

Cheaper Isn’t Better

Going with the cheapest option won’t get you the best results. Just because a dentist is in your network, doesn’t mean they will give you the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re going to invest the money into your smile, make sure you’re investing in beautiful results that will last long. A procedure from another dentist might cost less upfront, but if it was done poorly or you didn’t get the results you wanted, you will end up paying more in the long run to fix them.

Visit Divine Smiles in Woburn and Winchester Area For All Your Dental Needs

If you’re searching for a new dentist, don’t let insurance hold you back from working with the best dentist in Woburn and Winchester area. Contact Divine Smiles at (781) 396-8558 to book an appointment with Dr. Clancy. We offer a wide range of dental procedures to help patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve.