At élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges, we believe that everyone deserves a great smile. That’s why we strive to make the highest quality dental care accessible to everyone through flexible financing options. If you have been dreaming of a new beautiful smile but have always thought that it was out of reach, we encourage you to talk to us about your options.
This page details some of the issues related to our financing options, but the best way to learn how these options can help you is to schedule a consultation in our office. Please call (918) 528-3330 or email us for an appointment at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges in Tulsa.
Costs and Quality in Cosmetic Dentistry
When you’re on a budget, we understand that your first temptation is to shop for the cheapest service. But when it comes to something as vital as the health and appearance of your teeth, you should regard cheap services with caution.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t like a prepackaged gadget assembled overseas that you can buy off the shelf. It’s a custom service that is designed and created specifically for you, and there’s really no way to cut costs without cutting corners. If you look closely at the estimates you were given for what is supposedly the same dental work, you will find that there’re actually a number of discrepancies in the type of service being delivered, such as in the quality of restorations used.
And if you can’t see where the cost savings are, it’s likely in the dentist. Either the dentist isn’t planning on spending as much time with you, or the dentist has less practice or experience and regards you as a test case to help her learn her trade.
When you pay more for quality cosmetic dentistry, you are investing in:
- Quality materials
- A trained, experienced, and talented dentist
- Time spent to make sure a procedure is done right
- Follow-up to ensure the success and longevity of results
The goal is to achieve the best-looking and longest-lasting results. Not everyone is prepared to make this investment, but we believe that the best cosmetic dentistry is the only cosmetic dentistry worth paying for—and that’s the only kind we provide.
If you are looking for ways to fit cosmetic dentistry into your budget, we offer financing through two different companies.
CareCredit is like a credit card specifically for health and beauty expenses. The terms are better than you will get from a regular credit card. You can choose between two different plans:
- No interest payment plans available for purchases of at least $200, allowing at least 6 months to repay without interest. Depending on the amount you finance, you can get interest-free payment plans for up to 24 months.
- If you prefer to spread out the expense evenly over a longer period of time, true financing is available for periods of up to 60 months at 14.9% APR.
CareCredit is very popular because it has very easy approval terms. The application process can be completed online and it can even be completed in our office. The same CareCredit account can be used for services over at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges.
The Lending Club offers slightly more favorable terms than CareCredit, but the application process is more restrictive, and it cannot be used for beauty or wellness services. The benefits of Lending Club include:
- Finance as little as $499 or as much as $50,000
- Interest-free plans for up to 24 months
- Extended financing for up to 84 months
- Interest rates as low as 3.9% APR
During your consultation, we will talk to you about your financing options and help you decide which is the best one for you.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry financing options at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges in Tulsa, please call (918) 528-3330 or email us today for a consultation.