FIRST ORTHODONTIC APPOINTMENT
We appreciate your desire to seek the best orthodontic care for you or your child. Our first priority is to provide the highest quality of treatment, and we pride ourselves on our patient respect, assuring you the best possible results.
INITIAL ORTHODONTIC EXAMINATION
Your orthodontist has performed a comprehensive exam to determine your orthodontic and orthopedic needs during the initial evaluation. This evaluation will also provide you with a baseline of information regarding teeth and bite problems that will need to be corrected. In order to correctly diagnose and treatment plan, your orthodontist may recommend getting a set of diagnostic records consisting of a series of photographs, x-rays and diagnostic models.
A consultation appointment will be scheduled a few weeks after the records have been taken. Your orthodontist will thoroughly review the records prior to the consultation visit and present all treatment options so you can make the most informed choice. Our treatment coordinator will then present fee and payment options. You may also schedule to get started with braces that same day.
COSTS OF TREATMENT
Orthodontic fees and treatment philosophies can be different from office to office, and it is important for you to be comfortable with both. It is crucial that you look beyond the fees and be satisfied with the quality of care you will receive. We accept most insurance plans and will assist you in filing the necessary papers to your insurance company, which will be outlined at the consultation appointment. Because we realize the importance of straight teeth, a beautiful smile, and a healthy TMJ, our office works hard to make orthodontics affordable. Our fee is all-inclusive which consists of all orthodontic appointments, appliances for the estimated time, and retainers. We also supervise our patients for one year once the braces have been removed.
In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established this financial policy:
- 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.)
- To fit your individual needs, financial arrangements can be made to extend your payments over the length of treatment. These payments will not extend beyond 18 months.
- For your convenience, we accept payment by VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, and AMERICAN EXPRESS.
- We also provide information on third party financing through CARE CREDIT.
Orthodontic start appointments are scheduled in the morning hours and take about 1-2 hours. Oral hygiene and appliances will be reviewed at that time. After the initial appointment, you will see us at regular intervals 6 to 8 weeks apart for the necessary adjustments, which takes 30 minutes to an hour. We make every effort to see our patients at their scheduled appointment time.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
Each of our team members strives to make your experience with us enjoyable and stress-free. The Treatment Coordinators and Orthodontic Assistants are professionally trained to assist the doctor with every stage of your treatment while our Financial and Scheduling Coordinators are here to assist you with appointment scheduling, insurance or payment questions. We can even help you remember your scheduled appointments! Just provide your e-mail address and cell phone numbers and we will e-mail or text appointment reminders!
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
You can reach us Monday through Friday by phone or e-mail. Again, we sincerely thank you for considering SnodgrassKing for your orthodontic needs. We are excited for this opportunity to help you achieve the smile you desire.
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