Blue Shield offers two different dental health insurance plans. Both can be combined with vision insurance for those who need glasses or contact lenses. The PPO plan offers the flexibility of choosing your dentist from over 21,000 providers in California. The HMO plan offers a network of nine to ten thousand primary providers and six thousand different specialists, available on referral. 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 PPO option offers greater flexibility, but the HMO option is cheaper. The Sacramento Dentistry Group accepts both plans.