About Our Practice / Payment Options and Office Policies
Payment & Office Policies:
Cost: The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient's problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have payment plans to suit all different budgets! You could choose an option of Payment in Full to receive a very attractive fee reduction, or a convenient down payment/monthly payment plan with no interest ,or even the option of NO DOWN PAYMENT which helps you get started with treatment without any initial costs and still without incurring interest charges! We are confident that you will find an option suitable for your budget. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans, and file the necessary papers to the insurance company. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable. Ask our financial coordinator about ways to receive treatment fee reductions.
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. (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. • For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Ask us about automatic payment options.
Insurance: In many cases, patients will have some type of orthodontic insurance which will usually cover a part of the treatment fee. If you have insurance, we will be happy to help you to determine the coverage available. If you would like to assign your insurance benefit, we will be able to structure a payment plan for the balance. Ultimately any unpaid balance will be the patients responsibility to pay. Professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance company is responsible to the patient and the patient is responsible to the doctor. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.