Financials & Insurance
We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile and our office offers a wide range of financial options to help make orthodontic treatment more affordable. While the cost of treatment will vary depending on the severity of the malocclusion, estimated treatment time and individual treatment-related factors, we offer flexible in-office financing and Care Credit https://www.carecredit.com/ to suit your individual needs. We also accept most all Insurance Plans and will do all the paperwork / submit claims for you! Our treatment coordinator will work out a monthly payment plan to fit your budget and help maximize your insurance benefit to reduce your out-of-pocket cost so you can achieve the smile you have always wanted!
OFFICE HOURS: M-TH 8:30am-5pm
Orthodontic tooth movement is a biologic process where bone remodeling is required to move teeth through bone. Bone resorption and formation takes time and can only happen so fast, so every patient’s appointment interval is different depending on multiple factors such as: individual variation, bone biology, muscle tonicity, growth, stage of treatment, biomechanics, compliance, etc. We schedule each of your appointments so that your treatment is as efficient as possible, but please remember that we are limited by bone biology and have to make sure we maintain the health of your teeth, roots, bone and gingival (gum) tissue while we create your beautiful smile!
We try our very best to stay on schedule to minimize your wait time. Due to the fact that we provide a variety of orthodontic services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Although we strive to be on time for every visit, it is quite difficult to estimate the exact time required for each orthodontic adjustment. Some patients take longer to brush & floss while others have loose brackets or bands that need to be repaired. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. Because orthodontic adjustments are typically scheduled only once every 4-8 weeks on average, we don’t short cut any of our patients’ adjustments. We strive to give each and every patient our full attention and accomplish as much as possible at every visit to improve treatment efficiency and reduce overall treatment time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as this philosophy can sometimes lead to delay.
After school appointments are in great demand. We will do our very best to accommodate your desired appointment time. Long appointments such as the placement of braces or removal of braces will need to be scheduled in the morning or early afternoon so that the majority of short braces adjustment appointments can be scheduled after school.
Broken Appointments / Emergency Procedure: If for any reason you cannot make your appointment, please contact our office at your earliest convenience at 319-385-5270 or 1-844-74-BRACES. By doing so you will allow another patient to use that time slot as well as reschedule your appointment. If it is after hours, please leave your name and number and a brief message on our answering machine and we will return your call in the morning. There are very few true orthodontic emergencies, but if you are experiencing severe pain or a true emergency situation, please call our office to reach our on-call Registered Nurse.
If you have questions about your insurance, need help with your account, or would like more information about the flexible financial options we offer, please contact us at 319-385-5270. We look forward to serving you!