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Fees and Treatment Options
Comprehensive orthodontics (full braces) can range in cost from $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the complexity of the treatment. Treatment time and its success are affected by multiple factors, such as the age of the patient, severity of his/her problem, the patient’s cooperation, and the natural speed of teeth movement during treatment.
Patients may be treated either in two phases (interceptive treatment followed by braces) or in a single phase (braces alone). There is no significant cost difference between the two. That is because in the two-phase treatment, the shortening of the braces phase (about one year) by the interceptive phase offsets the more lengthy time in braces (about 20–30 months) of a single-phase treatment.
Fees are generally spread out across the length of treatment, with an initial payment when appliances are placed. We offer a 5% discount for payment in full at the beginning of treatment.
For your convenience we accept the following major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept cash, personal checks, check/debit cards.
Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will submit all of your insurance forms to help maximize reimbursement from your insurance company. We now participate with Delta Dental.
On your first visit, the doctor will perform an oral examination to determine if orthodontic treatment is necessary. There is no charge for this visit. It should take approximately 15 minutes.
If treatment is indicated and you wish to proceed, diagnostic records will have to be taken so that a final treatment plan can be determined. This consists of:
- Photographs of your teeth and face
- Panoramic X-ray that gives an overall view of all your teeth and supporting structures
- Cephalometric X-ray to measure the position of your teeth as it relates to your jaw bones
- An impression of your teeth for study models to take exact measurements
The records will take approximately 60 minutes to complete and can usually be done at the first appointment; or they can be rescheduled at a more convenient time. There is a charge for the records.
If you are running late for an appointment, please contact the office so that we can be prepared. You may be asked to reschedule your appointment if you arrive more than 15 minutes late.
What Happens If You Move Out of the Area?
We live in a very mobile society, and people move frequently. When our patients relocate, we adjust the fee on a pro-rated basis to cover the services rendered. We will also assist you in finding an orthodontist in your new town, and forward your records to help ensure continuity of treatment.
If You Are a New Patient...
For your convience, we have provided on this website a Patient Information Form in PDF format which you can download and fill out at home prior to beginning treatment.