Below you'll find an overview of common orthodontic treatment options.
A lot's changed over the years with braces. For one, a growing number of individuals choose a non-braces alternative, such as Invisalign. But for the vast majority of individuals who still choose braces, there are more comfortable and more discreet options than ever before. This includes ceramic braces, which move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. This option is popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal.
Invisalign® straightens teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It's virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth. This system is available to adult patients and teen patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Yes, you can still wear elastics with your Invisalign trays! We see our Invisalign patients every 10-12 weeks to deliver new trays, check the bite and do adjustments. For those looking to finish treatment as quickly as possible, we offer AcceleDent at an affordable price.
Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than what existed even just 10 years ago. We see our braces patients about every 6-8 weeks to change the colors, wires and make adjustments to the braces.
It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget. If treatment is indicated, diagnostic records (models of the teeth, photographs and special jaw X-rays/profiles) are necessary to finalize an orthodontic treatment plan. The records are reviewed and then treatment options are discussed.
Our orthodontic treatment fees are generally all inclusive. Early, limited (or Phase 1) orthodontic treatment ranges from $1,500 to $3,700. More comprehensive (or Phase II) orthodontic treatment ranges from $4,000 to $6,500. We offer the following payment options to meet your needs:
Option A: Office Payment Plan
Option B: Payment in Full: A bookkeeping courtesy of 2-5% is given (depending on the duration of active treatment).
Option C: No Initial Down Payment (The Lending Club)
If you are eligible for orthodontic benefits under your plan, we will be happy to file your insurance claim for you so that you may be reimbursed for your payments to this office. We participate with the following insurance programs: Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Concordia, and Altus Dental. Many other carriers also cover a portion of the cost of orthodontic treatment. We are always happy to fill out and file these insurance forms for you.
Please verify the details of your pre-tax plan with your employer or a third-party administrator. Each plan has unique requirements. Financial arrangements with our office are independent of any such plan, and the beneficiary, not our office, is responsible for compliance, but please remember that we will be flexible with your payments to allow you to receive the maximum benefit possible under your particular plan.