Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions
Do You Charge For An Initial Visit?
At What Age Do You Start Seeing Patients?
Why Do You Evaluate Patients So Young?
How Long Will The First Visit Take?
Do You Take Patients Transferring From Out Of Town?
Yes we do. We handle a patient transferring into our office from another city just like a new patient. We gather complete diagnostic records to show the current status and propose treatment to complete the work that has been started.
Do You Have Any Adult Patients?
Absolutely. A growing percentage of our patients are adult. New, more cosmetic appliances are making adult treatment much more comfortable and convenient. Learn more here.
What Is The Difference Between An Orthodontist And A Dentist?
An orthodontist is a general dentist that has had at least 2 more years of full-time training in orthodontics resulting in a nationally accepted specialty certificate. The orthodontist then limits their practice to straightening teeth and dentofacial orthopedics.
Can I Make All My Appointments In The Afternoon After School And Late In The Day?
In order to have early and late appointments available for the majority of patient appointments, some procedures need to be accomplished during the hours of 9 and 3. We will do our best to work with your schedules and accommodate your family needs.
Do You See Patients For Emergencies?
Can We Make Payments?
Yes. Whether or not you have insurance or a dental plan, we will structure a convenient payment plan that will allow you to pay for orthodontic services over a period of time that usually coincides with your treatment plan. Learn more here.
How Do You Handle Insurance?
After verification of coverage, we will agree to bill and collect from an insurance carrier. However, we ask patients to understand that if coverage ceases or changes, the patient is still responsible for the agreed upon fee.
Do You Take American Express, Master Card And/Or Visa?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
Do You Have Direct Debit?
Yes, we have arrangements for direct debit, charge card posting, as well as payments over the internet.
Do You Charge Interest?
No we do not.
Do You Give Family Discounts?
We have special programs and fees for multiple patients from the same family.
Do I Need To Be Pre-Medicated For The Dentist. Do I Need To Take My Medicine For The Orthodontist?
Do Retainers Need To Be Worn After Braces?
Yes, retainers are worn full-time for about 6 months followed by nighttime wear indefinitely.