At your first visit to River City Orthodontics, a complete clinical exam will be performed, which will include a review of your medical/dental history, an examination of your teeth and bite, an estimation of treatment time, and appropriate fees.
Diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include photos of the patient’s face and teeth, as well as digital imaging and 3D study models of the teeth (if needed). 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.) usually takes from one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Patients are seen by appointment exclusively. 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 so that we can reschedule you as close to the original appointment as possible.
The cost of treatment depends on the difficulty of the case, appliances needed, and the length of your treatment. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have interest free payment plans to suit different budgets, discounts for payment in full at the beginning of treatment, and multi-family member discounts. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans, and we will file the necessary paperwork for you. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.
Your treatment fee includes:
– Records and digital imaging
– All appliances
– All orthodontic visits including emergencies
– One set of retainers
– Retainer follow-up visits for six months after appliances are removed
– We will review all the fees associated with treatment and the financial options available during your complimentary orthodontic consultation. It is our goal to provide the highest quality orthodontic care that is affordable to you and your family.
If you have insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage available. 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.