While the cost for many medical and dental procedures has skyrocketed, orthodontics has become more affordable, and may be the best bargain in the health care industry when you consider the lifetime benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile with the increased level of self-satisfaction and esteem.
Why is orthodontics affordable today for most families? Technology has produced braces that are sophisticated and "patient friendly." Braces now have "prescriptions" built into them, eliminating the need to bend wires for each tooth. Additionally, braces can now be bonded directly to the front surface of each tooth instead of having a metal band cemented totally around the tooth.
The newest orthodontic wires available today are made of titanium alloys. These wires are softer and more gentle than the stiff steel wires previously used and can work for a longer period of time. As a result, titanium wires do not make your teeth nearly as sore and don't have to be adjusted as often. Appointments don't last as long. Your braces will still come off just as fast, if not faster, than with the old-fashioned wires.
- Initial Payment Plan
- Prepayment Courtesy
- No Down Payment/Low Monthly Payment Plan (Third Party Financing)
Initial Payment Plan
A down payment of approximately 25% of the fee is made at the start of treatment. This payment may be made by cash, cheque, or credit card. The remaining balance is paid in monthly installments by auto debit to your checking account, cheque, or credit card.
A prepayment courtesy of 5% is given for payment of the fee in full at the start of treatment by cash, cheque or credit card. This option is only available for comprehensive treatment cases. Our practice accepts Visa or MasterCard.
We will verify with your dental insurance carrier that you have orthodontic coverage and the dollar amount of the coverage when we see you for your first visit to our office. Like all orthodontics offices, we do not directly bill to your insurance company. However, we will assist you in submitting the required forms. Shelley, our financial coordinator, has been working with insurance for the past 25 years. She goes above and beyond to make the process as easy as possible for our patients. Payment options will then be presented to you for the portion of our fee not covered by insurance.
Please bring your insurance information with you to the initial exam so that we can expedite the payment of claims. Also, if you have a change in insurance benefits or enroll in a dental plan after treatment has started, please be sure to notify the business office so that we may assist you in obtaining any benefits that may be available.