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How to Get a Pretreatment Estimate

March 23, 2018

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, our smile’s need more than a routine dental check-up and cleaning. 

If you need dental work, it’s a good idea to get a pretreatment estimate. Knowing your cost upfront helps you and your dentist plan treatments to maximize your benefits.

We have two ways for you to get pretreatment estimates.

MySmile Cost Genie℠ - instant estimate you get on your own

MySmile Cost Genie is a self-service out-of-pocket cost calculator. It gives you instant, personalized out-of-pocket cost estimates based on your dental plan and in-network dentist.

It’s a great way to check costs for different treatment options from any in-network dentist.

Get your estimate in just 3 steps:

  1. Sign in to MySmile® and click “Estimate costs”
  2. Use the dropdowns to select patient, dentist and treatment
  3. Click “Get my estimate”


We recommend you use MySmile Cost Genie for the occasional filling.

Confirmation of Treatment and Costs – detailed estimate you get with your dentist

For expensive, extensive treatment, we recommend you get a precise estimate by asking your dentist to submit a Predetermination to us.
Once submitted, you’ll receive a Confirmation of Treatment and Costs.

A Confirmation details your dentist’s specific treatment plan, what your benefits pay, and gives you an accurate out-of-pocket estimate. Many dentists are able to get Confirmations in real-time. If not, you can view your Confirmation through your MySmile account or wait for a paper statement via standard mail.

Already have Delta Dental insurance plan? Create or sign in to your MySmile® account to get your quote.

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