7to7 Dental Customizes Plan to Help Families Maintain Their Oral Health
By Amy Morgan
Consistent, timely dental care is essential not just for a pretty smile, but to ensure overall health. Gum disease caused by unchecked bacteria in the mouth has been linked to heart problems and respiratory infections, among other concerns. The professionals at 7to7 Dental & Orthodontics understand that sometimes the cost of dental care for the entire family can seem overwhelming. That’s why they developed their own membership plan for those who aren’t covered by dental insurance or for whom a family plan might be cost-prohibitive.
Three options meet any budget and need. Each covers two cleanings as well as X-rays and doctors exams. 7to7 Dental’s Silver plan costs just $20.99/month and includes discounts on fillings and extractions. Each subsequent family member can be added to a Silver plan for just $17/month. Gold and Platinum plans add benefits that include discounts on crowns, bridges, and implants. The Platinum plan includes a 10% discount on orthodontics, a savings that virtually covers the cost of the year’s routine dental care if someone needs braces or Invisalign.
Brandi Rose, 7to7 Dental’s membership coordinator, has been with the practice for five years. When 7to7 created its membership plans in 2021, they wanted to incorporate all the best options of a typical insurance plan without restrictive rules. Patients appreciate the differences. They can come in for an appointment at one of 7to7 Dental’s nine convenient locations 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. If they don’t have insurance, patients can join a plan on the spot and utilize their benefits with no waiting period. And 7to7’s plans don’t max out. If you need 10 crowns in a year, you can have all 10, with no waiting or price increase, Brandi added.
Unlike traditional insurance, 7to7 Dental will customize plans to meet each family member’s needs – individuals don’t all have to be on the same tier. “We are able to be more flexible,” Brandi said. Picture a scenario where a father’s company pays for his dental insurance but covering the family costs more than they can afford. That leaves mom and the kids lacking. What if Mom has four existing crowns, the 13-year-old is ready for braces, and the 8-year-old twins just need regular cleanings and exams. 7to7 Dental can put mom and the twins on the Silver plan to provide cleanings at the lowest price and upgrade the teenager to the Platinum plan to let the orthodontia discount offset his routine care. Should an emergency arise, say one of the twins takes a ball to the mouth at Little League, or mom cracks a crown, the individual can always upgrade on the spot.
The professionals at 7to7 Dental & Orthodontics care about your oral health and are available 7 a.m.- 7 p.m., seven days a week, for dentistry for the whole family and emergencies. 7to7 Dental is a local business grown in 15 years from the practice of one dentist and six staff, which now employs 262 San Antonio community members. Co-Owners Tiffany Winburn, D.M.D., and Justin Coke live in Stone Oak with their families and are part of the community.