The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes from one to two hours. This appointment is scheduled in the morning or early afternoon. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Our regular office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 6 PM. Patients are usually 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 4 to 8 weeks in advance.
We do not charge a fee to meet with the patient and evaluate their orthodontic needs. If the patient chooses to take the next step, we will take digital x-rays, photographs and digital scan models and create a complete proposal for the diagnosis and treatment options.
Most orthodontic practices assign an arbitrary amount to the treatment fee. Our treatment fees are based upon the anticipated treatment time, the complexity of the required treatment, and the types of braces used.
Once the treatment plan (and insurance benefits, if available) are determined, we can arrange a comfortable down payment/monthly payment plan, If full payment is made at the onset of treatment, we will offer a fee discount. (If you have insurance, we will offer a discount for payment of your portion of the fee that will not be covered by insurance). We are happy to give family discounts when an additional family member begins treatment. For your convenience, we can also use an automatic credit card debit plan, if you prefer. We accept payment by VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and AMERICAN EXPRESS. To fit your individual needs, financial arrangements can be made to extend your payments over a period of months. We will try to make the payment part of the treatment as easy for you as possible. In cases of serious delinquency, treatment will be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties.