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Your First Visit

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During this visit, which is offered at no charge, we will perform an in-depth evaluation, take digital x-rays and photos and discuss what you hope to gain through treatment. We do a one-step process. This is done to save an additional trip to the office.

One of three decisions will be made at this visit

  1. The patient is not ready for orthodontic treatment and is placed into an observation “KIDS CLUB” status and we will schedule a future appointment to monitor greowth and development.
  2. A limited treatment will be suggested to correct necessary development of the teeth and jaw alignment.
  3. Comprehensive orthodontics or Invisalign Treatment will be suggested and appropriate appointments will be made.

Diagnostic Records

If orthodontics is required, we will need various x-ray films and photographs. We will make study models of your teeth to create an individualized treatment plan. The diagnostic records can be taken at the initial visit for your convenience. (There will be a diagnostic charge incorporated at this time. However, no money is due at that initial appointment, and our Treatment Coordinator will incorporate this fee into your total treatment fee at the consultation.)

Consultation

At this point, we will review in depth the diagnosis and treatment plan, establish the patient’s responsibilities, length of treatment, appliances required and the tax fee.

Fees/Insurance

We accept most insurance plans. We are a provider of Delta Dental. Treatment fees are dependent on many factors including: the difficulty of treatment, length of treatment and the various different appliances used for treatment. We will be glad to give you our best estimate at the initial appointment, but it is necessary to wait until the diagnosis has been made to determine the extent of the problems and the treatment necessary.

We offer three different payment options:

  1. A payment discount if the fee is paid in full at the time of banding (putting the braces/appliances on).
  2. An in-office payment plan which would involve an initial down payment and then monthly payments.
  3. A loan is offered through our local bank; at your appointment we can give you the necessary information for this plan.