Orthodontic treatment is an important investment into the physical, emotional and social well-being of children and adults. It is also an essential part of high-quality medical and dental care. We believe that financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this beneficial health service. It is our goal to provide you with cutting-edge treatment that can fit your budget.
We are sensitive to the fact that many people have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations so we offer a variety of payment plans. Because we are a well-established practice and have the ability to offer in-house financing, there are never any interest charges on our office payment plans. We also offer a reduced fee to those who chose to pay-in-full at the start of treatment. Before treatment starts we will thoroughly explain all your options and tailor a comfortable financial agreement that can suit your needs.
Our office accepts payments by cash, check, all credit cards, EBT cards and HSA/FSA accounts. Please ask us about automatic and recurring credit card payments. We do not charge any service fees for credit card payments. Also, payments can be made 24 hours/day via our smartphone app so you don't have to worry about calling or mailing a payment.
Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurnce benefits. We accept most insurance policies. If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment you will receive the benefit of a reduced out-of-pocket cost. Many policies have a lifetime maximum orthodontic benefit that is separate and distinct from regular dental insurance. Because insurance policies vary we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service according to the terms of your financial agreement and can change during the course of treatment if you lose insurance or gain a new policy.
Please remember that orthodontic insurnce 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 additional charges. If that happens we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action.
As a service for our patients we will file your claims and bill the insurnce company for you. If you have any questions, our courteous and experienced staff is always available to answer them.
A WORD ABOUT OUR FEES
We pride ourselves on our ability to offer personalied care and provide customized treatment planning. Everyone's orthodontic needs differ and the requirements to succesfully complete a patient's treatment will differ among all patients.
Our fees are based on many things. The complexity of treatment, a patient's expectations, the appliances used and the length of treatment are some of the major factors that determine the fee for orthodontic treatment. Therefore our fees vary from patient to patient. Since each patient deserves the proper care, the fee cannot be determined until after a comprehensive examination is completed by one of our doctors. That is why we do not charge for your initial consultation and examination.