Blue Shield offers dental health insurance plans that are basically HMO or PPO plans. These PPO plans offer the flexibility of choosing your dentist from over 21,000 providers in California. Coverage for most services is immediate, with the exception of orthodontics coverage. For orthodontics (which is treatment for crooked teeth with braces, Invisalign or Six Month Smiles), plan members must wait for one year after starting their coverage to receive benefits.
The Sacramento Dentistry Group accepts plans from Blue Shield, although for the HMO plan we are only part of the Federal Employee network. We also recommend that patients do not select the Enhanced PPO plans, as these do not include orthodontic coverage. For families or people who would consider orthodontic treatment, the HMO or standard Dental PPO plan or Dental & Vision plan are best.