How to Pay for Your Dental Treatment: Insurance, Smile Advantage, CareCredit, and More

by | Apr 10, 2023 | Dental Insurance, General Dentistry

At Sierra Smiles, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why we offer a range of payment options to help you get the treatment you need without breaking the bank. In this post, we’ll explore some of the ways you can pay for your dental treatment at Sierra Smiles.


Insurance is one of the most common ways that people pay for dental treatment. However, many people are unsure of how their insurance works and what it covers. At Sierra Smiles, we’re here to help you navigate the complex world of dental insurance. We’ll work with you to determine what your insurance covers and submit the necessary paperwork for direct reimbursement. And if you don’t have insurance or have limited coverage, we’ll help you find the best payment option for your needs.

Many people assume that they can only use their dental insurance at providers that are in their insurance network. However, at Sierra Smiles, we’re happy to work with you no matter what insurance plan you have. We’ll help you determine what your insurance covers, submit paperwork for direct reimbursement, and find the best payment option for you.

It’s worth noting that many insurance plans have a limiting cap on what they’ll cover, whether the provider is in or out-of-network. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting the care you need. At Sierra Smiles, we’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your needs and your budget.

Smile Advantage

One of those payment options is Smile Advantage. This is a membership plan that we offer directly from our office. With Smile Advantage, you’ll pay an annual flat rate for all of your preventative treatment, plus receive discounts on other treatments. This is a great option for people who don’t have insurance or have insurance that doesn’t cover the treatment they need.

With Smile Advantage, you’ll get routine hygiene wellness visits and exams, diagnostic X-rays, oral cancer screenings, sleep and airway assessments, fluoride treatments, and discounts on all other treatments, including orthodontics. Plus, after one year of membership, you’ll receive special bonuses. With three plans to choose from, you can find the right level of coverage for your entire family.


Another payment option that we offer is CareCredit. This is a healthcare financing option that allows you to pay for your dental care on your own timetable. With CareCredit, you’ll have access to lower rates and longer terms, making it easier to manage the cost of your care. 

Not only do we accept CareCredit here at Sierra Smiles, but many other healthcare providers also accept it, from medical doctors to veterinarians. You can choose your financing terms and pre-qualify without affecting your credit score. CareCredit can help you pay for your healthcare, your family’s healthcare, and even your pets’ healthcare.

Cash or Credit

Of course, we also accept cash and credit card payments for your dental treatment. Whatever payment option you choose, we’ll work with you to make sure you get the care you need without financial stress.

At Sierra Smiles, our goal is to make dental care accessible and affordable for everyone. Contact us today to learn more about our payment options and to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile!