A gift from Chewsi to save on your holiday smile
When filling out your holiday shopping list, it’s important not to forget a gift for yourself. After all, you’ve had a tough year, too, and self-care is more important now than ever. For many people, the top of their wish list is to have a bright and white holiday season—and they don’t mean snow.
They are talking about their smile.
Throughout this unusually turbulent year, people have been putting off their dental care for many different reasons. Maybe they were sheltering in place, or perhaps their dentist or orthodontist was forced to temporarily close their offices. Possibly they were concerned about paying for an expensive procedure during an uneasy economic time, while lots of other people have missed routine checkups and cleanings. Or not to mention the major services like fillings, crowns, root canals, and implants.
But we don’t have to wait until a New Year’s resolution forces us to get our teeth back into shape. Most dental offices are now open and have instituted protocols to keep us and their employees safe as they work. Many of us have unused money in our flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs), that we can put toward a trip to the dentist. And then there’s the early holiday present that keeps on giving: Chewsi.
Chewsi is a free app that links users to savings on dental care. It is not insurance, it’s not a discounted dental plan, and you don’t pay any premiums or monthly or annual fees. And you can use it whether you are insured, underinsured, or completely uninsured. All you need to do is download the app and check to see if your dentist accepts Chewsi. (If not, or if your dentist is overbooked or closed, Chewsi can locate another nearby office.) Then after treatment, when you’re standing at the counter, instead of writing a check, you simply tap “pay” on the app to approve touchless payment with your credit, debit, or FSA card. You’ll receive the reduced rate then and there.In fact, Chewsi users save an average of 24% on dental care.
About the only thing Chewsi doesn’t do is say “no.” There are no restrictions, rules, or limits on services. Use it to pay for cleanings, root canals, crowns, or orthodontic work. It’s great for all ages, from the young, single and uninsured to families with children to people over 65 using Medicare. And it’s easy to use. Here’s what some users have said:
So make sure this year’s holiday photo is one to keep, capturing your brightest, whitest, healthiest smile, and still have enough money left over to treat your loved ones. And, most importantly, take care of yourself with a gift that will continue to give into the new year. You deserve it.