Getting Started on Your Orthodontic Treatment
Before braces are placed patients must visit a dentist for an exam. Patients should visit the dentist every 6 months for a thorough examination and cleaning. Before each orthodontic appointment, patients are encouraged to brush their teeth. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are provided in the office.
Convenient Appointments for Orthodontic Treatment
Your appointments are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. Our staff makes every effort to conveniently accommodate each patient’s schedule for their appointments. In order to help us continue to schedule efficiently, 24 hour notice is required to cancel an appointment.
Orthodontic Treatment Time
Treatment may last from 18 to 30 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled from 4 to 12 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper hygiene and taking care of your braces may allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment early.
Communication with Northwest Orthodontics
Written correspondence is given to our patients during most appointments. If a parent is not present during an appointment, the child will be given these documents. Please make sure that you receive and review any pertinent information.
Braces are an important investment and we want to make your decision to receive orthodontic care affordable. Our office offers complimentary consultations that include an examination, X-rays, discussion of recommended orthodontic treatment, as well as the costs associated with braces and Invisalign aligners.
For your convenience, we offer a variety of flexible payment plans with low monthly payments. Payments are due each month, regardless of when appointments are scheduled. Check with our office staff if you have any questions or would like to obtain more specific information.
CareCredit Patient Financing
Braces are an important investment and at Northwest Orthodontics we want to make your decision to receive orthodontic care affordable. For your convenience, we offer financing through CareCredit with a variety of flexible payment plans with low monthly payments.
Automatic Bank Draft
Set up your monthly payment to be automatically drawn on an agreed upon date each month from your checking or savings account. Please provide us with a voided check or deposit slip at your first appointment.
Automatic Credit Card Debit
Monthly payments will automatically be charged to your credit card. We accept most major credit cards. Please provide us with your card information at your first appointment.
Monthly Mail-in Payment with Recourse
In the event that we do not receive your payment by an agreed upon date each month, we will be able to put the draft through. This will enable us to continue treatment and avoid late fees for your account. Please provide us with a bank or credit card draft for us to keep on file.
Cash Discount Option
A full payment prior to the initial banding appointment will result in a significant discount offer.
We accept and file most insurance policies for Orthodontic Treatment. Please provide us with your insurance information at your first appointment.