Orthodontic Patient Information
Your First Orthodontic Visit
We strive to make sure your visits with us will be pleasant and informative. Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and a discussion of potential treatment options with an estimate of the total cost for recommended treatment. The purpose of this initial visit is to allow us to determine the specific needs of each patient. We will be identifying orthodontic issues, the nature of the problem, the timing of treatment, and potential solutions.
In addition, we will review estimated costs of proposed treatment. When you leave our office, we want to be sure that all of your questions are answered and your dentist’s concerns have been addressed. Then you will know exactly what next steps are needed in order to initiate treatment.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- Completed Patient Registration Forms, Patient Privacy (HIPAA) agreement and Dental Records Request.
- If you have dental insurance, please bring the necessary information such as your insurance card. This will save time and allow us to help answer questions about coverage for proposed treatment.
We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting and will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you are a patient of record who is experiencing pain or discomfort, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
Please remember, Dr. Horwitz provides many types of orthodontic services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to a beautiful smile. Though the cost of treatment will vary depending on the treatment plan and estimated length; our treatment coordinator will work out a plan suited to your individual needs. Our practice accepts a wide range of payment options including cash, check, Visa MasterCard, and Discover. We are also partnered with Care Credit and Lending Club Patient Solutions that require no initial payment to begin treatment.
While many dental insurance plans now include orthodontic benefits for just a few dollars a month, our office makes every effort to provide you with the finest orthodontic care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we are Delta Dental preferred and will also submit to most insurance companies and plans. We work with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.