We feel it is important to personalize each patient’s treatment based upon their individual needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction. We assure that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs and all questions are answered.
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We gladly accept most major dental insurance. If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, we will provide you with the estimated benefit and your total out of pocket cost at your initial visit. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance.
To help us with your insurance filing, please bring a copy of your insurance card.
It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options. Our treatment coordinator will work with you to find the best financial option to meet your needs. For the convenience of our patients, we offer in office interest free financing, Care Credit and a discount for payment in full.
If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Remember that insurance policies vary, and we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will file your claims.
To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire.
Please remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.
We recommend that your child be evaluated by age 7. An orthodontic screening no later than this enables the orthodontist to detect and evaluate problems that exist, advise the parent on whether treatment will be necessary, and determine the best time for any treatment. Early detection of orthodontic problems is important so that early corrective action can be taken and more difficult treatment later can be avoided.
The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months. Remember, the time we tell you is a rough estimate. No two people have teeth that move the same way, and we do not want rush the final result.
We want every visit to be a learning experience for our patients and parents. Every patient is different and some may take longer then others. However, at the beginning of the patient treatment we will change their wire into a stronger wire each time. A wire change normally will take about 20 minutes. We will also let you know ahead of time if your appointment will be longer on your next visit, depending on your procedure.
Yes! Please continue to see your general dentist for regularly schedule cleanings. We would like to see patients go four months rather than every six months to stay on top of things. This is very important! We also like to coordinate your cleaning appointments with an orthodontic visit so that we can remove your wires and colors for the cleanings. It is not mandatory for us to remove wires. However, this benefits the patient and their hygienist for a better cleaning. If you schedule a cleaning appointment, please let us know well in advance (at least four weeks) so that we can coordinate appointments with both offices.
Orthodontic treatment has improved dramatically. As a rule, braces make your teeth tender and sore for a few days. This annoyance can be relieved with an over-the-counter analgesic. Today’s braces are more comfortable and use technology that reduces any irritation.
Accidents happen whether your sitting down or while your eating. Do not be alarm, if your bracket or wire has popped off. Please call us and let us know that your bracket or wire has popped off. The brace does not necessarily have to be replaced right away, but we want to know about it even if you leave a message on the recorder.
Age is not a factor in considering orthodontic treatment. Any adult in good general health with healthy gums and good bone support for the teeth is a good candidate for orthodontic treatment.