The cost of a smile makeover depends primarily on the extent of treatment needed and the types of treatments included. Dr. John P. Goodman offers payment plans to make the cost of a smile makeover at his Kansas City, MO, office more affordable. A smile makeover is a combination of different cosmetic procedures. This comprehensive treatment is customized to meet each patient’s individual needs, so your costs may vary significantly from that of another patient. The best way to determine your particular smile makeover costs is to schedule your initial consultation. Contact our office to learn more about the factors affecting smile makeover costs or to schedule your consultation.
Factors that Affect the Cost of a Smile Makeover
Number and Type of Procedures Included
The number of procedures and the specific procedures will all significantly impact the cost of your smile makeover. Patients who need just two or three procedures in their treatment plan will have much lower costs than patients who need four or five. Additionally, the specific type of treatment also plays a role. Porcelain veneers, for example, are more expensive than dental bonding. The need for general or restorative procedures, such as fillings or crowns, will also affect your costs. In some cases, insurance may partially cover the restorative procedures, reducing your out-of-pocket costs.
Use of Advanced Technology and Techniques
The use of more advanced technology and techniques is typically associated with higher costs. The reason for this is two-fold. First, Dr. Goodman must undergo continual training to keep abreast of new technologies and techniques. Higher costs help to ensure he can continue honing his skills to provide the highest quality care. Second, more advanced technology and equipment simply costs more. A laser is more expensive than standard surgical instruments.
This comprehensive treatment is customized to meet each patient’s individual needs, so your costs may vary significantly from that of another patient.
In many cases, Dr. Goodman has the option to perform the procedure using new technology or with traditional surgical methods. If cost is a concern, you can discuss the potential use of traditional methods during your consultation. It is important to note, however, that traditional methods often result in greater discomfort, longer recovery times, and increased risk of infection.
Complexity of the Treatment Plan
The overall complexity of your treatment will also factor into your total smile makeover costs. Patients needing a larger number of complex treatments, such as orthodontics, will have higher treatment costs. Patients needing just two simple procedures, such as teeth whitening and dental bonding, will have a lower overall bill.
Financing Your Smile Makeover
You should not expect your insurance to cover part or all of your smile makeover treatment costs. In fact, most insurance companies do not cover any procedure considered cosmetic or “elective”. If an orthodontic treatment or a restorative treatment is included in your treatment plan, your insurance may cover the costs associated with those treatments alone. You are responsible for everything else out-of-pocket.
To make smile makeovers more affordable for our patients, we offer CareCreditTM financing. This credit card features promotional periods of low- and no-interest rates to help patients cover dental and medical expenses.
Schedule Your Smile Makeover Consultation
Dr. Goodman focuses on providing patients high quality services with convenient payment plans for greater affordability. To receive an estimate for your smile makeover cost, contact us today to schedule your consultation.