Your First Visit

The first visit to our office is complimentary. There will be an oral examination of the patient at this appointment to determine the appropriate timing of orthodontic treatment. The doctor will then recommend that complete diagnostic records be taken. There will be a fee for the diagnostic records and the subsequent consultation. These would include photos of the patient’s face and teeth, x-rays and study models. After the doctor has evaluated the records, we will discuss the treatment in detail including the cost. Sometimes, with early tooth development, the doctor may recommend that we see the patient for complimentary observation visits periodically until the timing is right for orthodontic treatment.

Regular Appointments

Generally, when starting orthodontic treatment, at least one long appointment is necessary. Then there will be regular appointments at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks for adjustments, which generally are 15 minutes long. We make every effort to be on time for our patients. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.

Payment & Office Policies

Springstone Financing

Cost
The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins.

Fees
In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established these financial policies:

  • To fit your individual needs, payments can be made over a portion of the treatment time.
  • For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, and check.

Insurance
If you have insurance, we will supply you with all the necessary insurance forms.