There are different types of Dental plans.
Traditional Dental Plans:
May have a small deductible to meet, most will pay for preventative services for minimal to zero cost to you. Most also have waiting periods.
Discount Dental Plans:
Very affordable and in most cases can be used right away with no waiting periods. PPO’s are the most popular with Dental providers.
Other Dental Plans:
Gives you discounts with no waiting period and the amount of discount increases yearly to a top amount.
May have a deductible, provides minimal to zero cost for routine exams, gives discounts on lenses, frames, and other features.