Most dental problems are progressive. That means they get harder—and more expensive—to treat the longer you wait to treat them. The only problem is that, even if treatment is less expensive today, it may still not be in the budget.
That’s where CareCredit comes in. It helps you meet the gap between your treatment needs and your budget restrictions. It’s similar to a credit card for dental care, but it also offers interest-free financing for up to 60 months depending on how much you borrow.
How CareCredit Works
You have to apply for CareCredit (see below), and once you are qualified, you just use the CareCredit card to pay for your dental treatment. Depending on how much you charge and what you qualify for, you can then make payments to pay off the cost over 6-24 months.
If you pay off your CareCredit account in the interest-free period, there’s no interest due. Once that period lapses, you are subject to an interest rate according to the terms of the card. Interest accrues from the date of purchase, but is only charged once the no-interest period has lapsed. There is a minimum payment required until you pay off the balance. Typically, the minimum balance is calculated so that you pay off the initial charge and all interest over 12-60 months. Late payments or failure to meet the minimum payment will lead to additional fees.
Why Choose CareCredit
There are many reasons why people choose CareCredit to help pay for dental treatment, including:
- Allows you to get needed treatment today
- Simple application process
- Accepted at many healthcare providers, including dentists, doctors, and even veterinarians
- Interest-free period saves money
- Long-term financing makes it easier to budget
Although you may have a conventional credit card that would allow you to pay for treatment, CareCredit gives you additional flexibility. Conventional credit cards begin charging you interest right away, but with CareCredit, you have six months or more to pay off the balance before interest is charged. Dental care is expensive enough—you shouldn’t have to make interest payments as well.
How to Apply for CareCredit
The application process for CareCredit is easy. Just follow this link to get to the application and put in your information. You will need to supply your:
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Driver’s License or other second ID
You can also apply over the phone by calling 800-677-0718. If you call on Monday-Friday 9am-8pm Eastern Time, you will get a live representative. At other hours, there is an automated system you can use. Our Blue Bell office is conveniently located within driving distance of Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
You will learn quickly whether you are approved or not, so you won’t have a long wait. If you would like to talk to us about this or other financing and payment options, please contact Dental Excellence of Blue Bell today.