I’d been saving for porcelain veneers. I was about to start shopping for dentists when my car was totaled. That left me with very little money, yet again. I’d about given up when I received a Groupon for porcelain veneers. It’s about 1/3 of the price quoted to me from my dentist. This seems too good to be true but at the same time I’d really like to do it. Should I press the purchase button?
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There is a possibility this fits into that category. Before you purchase this “great deal” you need to do a bit of research. What do you know about the dentist listed?
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a recognized specialty with the American Dental Association. That means every cosmetic dentist is just a general dentist who calls themselves a cosmetic dentist. You want to make sure the dentist offering the Groupon is truly skilled. How is a patient to do that?
Well, first, you can check his accreditation. The top cosmetic dentists in the country have reached accreditation level with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). If he’s accredited, you won’t have to worry about the quality of the smile you’ll get. It will be beautiful. In fact, most AACD accredited dentists have a beautiful smile guarantee.
If he’s not accredited that doesn’t mean you won’t get a beautiful smile. They could be on their way to accreditation. Your next step would be to check the mynewsmile.com website. They recommend excellent cosmetic dentists by area. If they’re listed on that site, you’ll be safe as well.
The other thing to consider is whether or not you’re a candidate. Not everyone is a good candidate for porcelain veneers. I’d suggest getting that checked before making your purchase. I’d hate for you to buy the Groupon and then find out you can’t even get porcelain veneers.
If you go through those steps and everything checks out, then you should be fine to click purchase.
If the Groupon for Porcelain Veneers Doesn’t Wash
Let’s say you go through all of that and it turns out the dentist offering the Groupon is a horrible cosmetic dentist. First, be grateful you did the checking first. At least you didn’t end up as one of the many cosmetic dentistry horror stories we’ve heard about in the past.
Getting the smile of your dreams without Groupon is still possible. You really do want the best dentist available to do your makeover. Otherwise, you’ll spend a ton of money only to end up disappointed. I’d suggest searching for the best dentist and then seeing what type of payment plans he or she has available. If they happen to not do payment plans. I’d give yourself a quick mini-makeover while saving up for the full one.
Teeth whitening does wonders for a smile. It’s inexpensive and takes years off your appearance. You can have a beautiful, white smile bringing you renewed confidence while saving up for the full deal.
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