Office Policies

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Fitting Orthodontics into Your Schedule

We understand that orthodontic treatment can interfere with important obligations that you have during the day, including work and school. We have tried to design our treatment methods to minimize appointment times and maximize the intervals between visits to create fewer conflicts with your schedule.

Our Approach to Minimizing Conflicts

During your orthodontic care, there will be different types of appointments that are needed. Depending on which type of appointment is necessary, different appointment lengths will be required. THE MAJORITY OF YOUR APPOINTMENTS CAN BE SCHEDULED AT TIMES WHICH ARE MORE CONVENIENT TO YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE, AFTER WORK OR AFTER SCHOOL. However, every patient will have a few longer appointments, which include putting the braces on and taking them off. We schedule these infrequent longer appointments in the morning and early afternoon. This allows us to offer the majority of your appointments at the most popular times.

Our schedule is carefully crafted to allow our patients the time needed to continually progress with treatment. In fairness to other patients, we need you to arrive on time for your appointment. We want to have adequate time during each visit to do the necessary procedures and to answer questions about your treatment progress. In the rare circumstance that you would arrive late, we may find it necessary to reschedule your appointment in order to give you the time that you deserve.

The doctors are highly trained at utilizing state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods that straighten teeth efficiently and require fewer visits to our office. We are committed to providing you with the best orthodontic service and to making your treatment as convenient as possible.

Rescheduling Appointments

We ask at least 24 hours notice to reschedule an appointment, as we set aside time to accommodate your specific needs. Our goal is to continually progress with your treatment. Missed appointments or numerous appointment changes will inevitably result in an extension of your treatment time.

Payment Options

Cost

The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient's problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options at the treatment conference, before treatment begins. We have payment plans and multiple payment options to suit different budgets. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable for everyone interested in treatment.

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 discount.
  • 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, and DISCOVER.
  • In cases of serious payment delinquency, treatment will be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties.
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