Your First Visit
At your first visit to our office, we set aside an hour for Dr. Wright to create the perfect treatment plan for you. At this appointment we also take diagnostic records that are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After the doctor has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) will usually take 1 to 2 hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Please keep in mind that if you do miss a regularly scheduled appointment we will send you a notice, but be aware that it is difficult to reschedule you since most appointments are made 4 to 8 weeks in advance.
Payment & Office Policies
The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s need for orthodontic care. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have several payment plans to suit different budgets. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.
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 a period of months with 0% financing.
- For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa and Mastercard, American Express, and CareCredit.
- Please note that while you may not be seen in our office every month, it is important to remember you still have a payment due monthly.
If you have insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf. We accept most insurance plans.
CareCredit, a GE Money Company, gives you convenient payment options so you can get the procedure you want, when you want it.