When you have a dental problem and are on a low income, unemployed, or have no savings, chances are you don’t have health or dental cover either. So, you need to know how to get your teeth fixed with no dental insurance.
It’s becoming an increasing problem that people can’t afford the dentists bills, and more people cannot afford insurance cover.
There are several ways to cope with dental costs including:
- Dental Payment Plans
- Special Treatment Days
- Charitable Organizations
- Trainee Dentists
- Dental Tourism
Dental Payment Plans
Most dentists realize that if you have no dental insurance then you’ll struggle to pay a bill outright, especially if that bill runs into the thousands of dollars.
Many dentists now offer payment plans to spread the cost into affordable monthly payments.
Special Treatment Days
Many dental clinics operate special days where you can get free or low cost dental treatment. The dentist will often offer his services for free, charging only for materials. Others will provide all treatment at a very low cost or totally free.
However, you will probably have to prove that you are on a low income. There may be other qualifying criteria, such as suffering from certain health issues, being a veteran, and more.
Contact dentists in your area for information on free dentist’s treatment they provide.
Charitable Organizations Offering Free Dental Treatment
There are some charitable organizations that provide free healthcare sessions to the needy. They often also offer free dental services.
These free sessions take place on various locations and are usually operated on a first come first served basis.
When dentists are studying to qualify they need to get as much practical experience and possible. There is no better experience than practicing on a live patient.
You can find trainee dentists in many walk in clinics and hospital dental departments.
In return for them getting valuable practical ‘hands on’ experience, you get valuable free dental treatment.
Although this is usually an option for those that can afford to travel to different parts if the world for treatment, it’s also useful for those who can save money by travelling to another area.
Dental costs can vary from one part of a country to another, and by travelling over one border you could still save quite a bit.
It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices if you want your teeth to last as long as possible.
If you are suffering financially and need dental treatment, don’t suffer in silence.
Don’t be afraid to contact local dentists to see what help is available, and watch out for free dental treatment days within reasonable travelling distance. Also, your local Health Department may have a Community Health Centre, which could offer free or low cost care, so it’s worth contacting them too.
You can get your teeth fixed, even if you don’t have dental insurance.