3 Things Your Tax Return Can Do For your Smile that Insurance Can’t

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dooley @ 12:16 am
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If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you have an interest in keeping your oral health in the best shape possible. That means that you probably have dental insurance and use it well, seeing your dentist multiple times a year.

If you’re like many Americans, you’re also going to be getting a tax refund soon. That can give you an opportunity to pay for something beyond preventive care, maybe something that your insurance wouldn’t ordinarily pay for. Here are a few ways that your tax refund can better your oral health!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Every plan is different, but there are some patterns that many plans have in common. Dental insurance pays for different kinds of care at different rates, with elective procedures receiving the least amount of coverage (if any).

That said, cosmetic dentistry can have a massive positive impact on how you look and feel! Whether you’re brightening your smile with teeth whitening or patching up damage with direct bonding, your tax return can unlock a whole new smile for you.

Adult Braces

For the most part, If you get your dental insurance through your work, your company may have a fund designed to help you pay for your children’s orthodontic treatment. However, you may not have filled that fund, or it may not apply to treatments you get in adulthood.

With the rising popularity of Invisalign aligners, more adults than ever are straightening their smiles. If that sounds appealing to you, you can use your tax return to invest in orthodontic treatment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are on the high end of dental care in terms of cost, and unfortunately, many dental plans don’t cover them. However, they’re absolutely worth the money—not only will they restore a lot of the bite force from missing teeth, but they look absolutely incredible!

Dental implants are also remarkably durable, with many of them lasting as long as 30 years if cared for well. If you’re looking to use your tax return to make an investment that will last, dental implants are a great way to go!

About the Author

Dr. Edward Dooley has been a dentist for an astounding four decades, and he loves his work now as much today as the day he began. Even after all these years, combining his passion for art, science, and helping others hasn’t gotten old in the slightest! Dr. Dooley received his degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and honed his craft as Dental Officer in the US Navy.

If you have any questions about how dentists can support your oral health, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (732) 974-2288.

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