Be Friends With Your Benefits | How to maximise your dental extras

Published on October 02, 2020
Be Friends With Your Benefits: How to maximise your dental extras

If you’ve got a private health fund, there’s a good chance you’ll have some dental benefits included in your plan. From cosmetic treatments like veneers to orthodontic procedures such as Invisalign® teeth-straightening, your health fund could cover more than you thought when it comes to dental extras.

However, to make the most of these benefits, you’ll want to ensure you use them before your health fund resets. To help you maximise your available extras, check out our guide on how to be friends with your dental benefits.

Do you know what dental benefits are included in your policy?

The first step in maximising your benefits is to familiarise yourself with what’s included in your health fund policy. Check the details of your plan to identify exactly what you’re covered for and which dental treatments are eligible for a rebate under your policy.

As your plan may have certain terms and conditions relating to dental benefits, read the fine print carefully so you know what you can claim.

Have you been for your free check-up and clean in the last year?

Most health funds offer at least one dental check-up and clean per year with no gap - meaning you can claim the full cost of your check-up (at participating practices).

A check-up and clean can help to identify any oral health issues which may require further treatment. In addition to a thorough clean, you’ll undergo a dental health assessment, as well as having the chance to chat with your dentist about any concerns you may have with your teeth and gums.

To avoid missing out on this important step in your oral hygiene routine, remember to book in for a check-up and clean before your health fund resets.

If you require further treatments, do you have a treatment plan that lets you maximise your dental benefits?

Need to undergo further dental treatments over the next few months? We can help you develop a plan that allows you to maximise your available benefits, such as by booking in certain treatments before your health fund resets and leaving others for the following year.

Chat to your dentist about developing a treatment plan that works for your situation, so you can receive the treatments you need while still getting the most from your available benefits.

Are there any cosmetic treatments you could take advantage of right now?

With some health fund policies offering rebates for certain cosmetic dental treatments, why not check your policy details and treat yourself to a brighter smile before your health fund resets? For example, your policy may provide a rebate for teeth whitening, allowing you to get the whiter smile you’ve been dreaming of in a safe, fast and effective way.

Book Online today with one of our National Dental Care Group dentists' before your health fund resets. Maximise your benefits - and get a beautiful smile in the process.

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