The start of a new year represents new beginnings and possibilities of change. As you change other aspects of your life, your smile should not be left behind. The start of the year is the best time to have your smile fixed. Here’s why.
Take Advantage of the New Year Motivation
As the year begins, the motivation to achieve our goals is usually at an all-time high, and as the year gets older, we lose that drive and forget our intentions.
If you have postponed that dental appointment, take advantage of your new year excitement and get it done. It could be that annoying toothache, crooked teeth, or discoloured teeth that bother you. You can get all of it sorted and begin your year with a fixed smile.
Don’t let last year’s problems spill over to the new year. Decide to leave those problems behind once and for all.
If your January is off to a busy start, you can set an appointment for another time when you are available. That way, you won’t keep postponing your consultation.
It May Help With Other New Year Resolutions
If one of your 2022 resolutions is to be more confident, a fixed smile will get you closer to your goal. An imperfect smile can be one of the reasons why you lack confidence.
If you rarely laugh or smile because of your bad teeth, then now is the time to get it fixed. You’ll be surprised at how much an improved smile boosts your confidence. As a result, you will be happier throughout the year.
Take Advantage of Your Renewed Insurance
If you have dental insurance, it is most likely that your benefits were reset when the year began. So now is a good opportunity to book that dental appointment and make use of your benefits. If there was a procedure you didn’t get done in 2021 because you needed more coverage, do it now.
In addition, some problems require multiple procedures. Starting your treatment at the beginning of the year makes it easy to schedule the other treatments throughout the year.
Contact your insurance provider if you are not sure what you are entitled to under your plan. That information will help you plan your treatment. If you have private insurance, you may also get to claim back most or all of your dental check-up costs.
If you don’t yet own dental insurance, you can sign up for it. Most covers allow for dental check-ups without a waiting period.
You Can Detect Problems Early
If you can catch any dental problem early, you can prevent it from escalating further. Sometimes a dental check-up is the only way you can note these problems. Problems like cavities may not bother you earlier, so your dentist is the best place to detect them.
Begin your year with a check-up to confirm your dental health. Please don’t wait until there is an obvious problem as it may cost you a lot more time and money to fix.
Perfect Time for a Payment Plan
If the procedure you need is out of your budget, you can work on a payment plan with your dentist. The start of the year is the ideal time for a payment plan because you are likely planning your finances. If you set your budget early on, you will find it easier to stick to throughout the year.
Right now is the best time to fix your smile. Quit making excuses and make the appointment. You will be glad you began the year with a new smile.