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Financial Information

The cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Our staff will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each available payment plan option, so that you can make the best choice for you and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment 

Payment & Office Policies

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. We have payment plans to suit different budgets, including a no-down-payment option. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans, and we file the necessary papers to the insurance company. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.

Fees

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 courtesy. (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 a period of months.

•    For your convenience, we accept payment by VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, and AMERICAN EXPRESS.

•    In cases of serious delinquency, treatment may be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties. Late charges are assessed for accounts past due.

Insurance

If you have insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. We ask that you assign your insurance benefit to us. The balance will be arranged for you to pay (see above). Professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance company is responsible to the patient, and the patient is responsible to the doctor. If the insurance company does not pay for any reason, the patient will be responsible for all financial obligations. We will help in every way we can in handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.