Practice Policies

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Financial Information

Not all dental insurance plans have coverage for orthodontic treatment, but many do. Unlike dental insurance coverage, Orthodontic coverage is a lifetime benefit meaning for the life of the dental plan. The benefit does not renew yearly. Most orthodontic plans pay between $1,500 – $2,000 towards the cost of treatment. The patient payment portion covered for orthodontic treatment varies depending on the coverage provided by your employer as well as the specifics of your orthodontic treatment needs. We will help in every way possible to maximize your dental benefits. We will ask that you provide your insurance information so we can assist you in determining whether or not your insurance plan will help to cover the costs of your treatment.

An estimate of the amount covered by your insurance company will be provided at the time of your treatment, based on the information they provide to us. The estimate is never a guarantee of benefits or the amount that will be paid. We will file all insurance claims as a courtesy to our patients. This does not however, transfer the responsibility of your financial obligation to the insurance company. If the amount paid by the insurance company is less than or greater than the estimate, then you will be billed the difference or issued a credit on the account in the event of an overpayment.

Please ask us about payment plan options, and let us know if you have questions about our financial policies prior to your treatment. Some companies offer Health Savings Accounts for their employees. These accounts are also available to individuals for themselves and their dependents. The plans allow for pre-tax deposits to be made to the individual’s account. The money in the account can then be used for necessary health expenses. This means that orthodontics can be paid for with your health savings account funds.

Cancellation Policy

Kindly provide at least 48 hours notice for any appointment that needs to be rescheduled. Appointments cancelled in less than 24 hours may be subject to a cancellation charge.