Your First Visit
At the first visit to the orthodontist, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After the doctor has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
The appointment when you receive your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) is typically one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 8-10 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Our regular office hours are Monday to Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5 PM. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency. It is difficult to reschedule you since most appointments are made 8-10 weeks in advance.
Payment & Office Policies
In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established this financial policy:
As a courtesy to our patients we offer an “interest free” Office Payment Plan
For your convenience, we accept payment by AUTO DEBIT, VISA and MASTERCARD
In cases of serious delinquency, treatment will be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties
If you have insurance, we will provide you with an insurance form detailing your treatment plan that you will forward to your insurance carrier. A receipt for payment will be given to you to send to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
Please take a minute to fillout the secure online patient information form or print and fill out prior to your first appointment:
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