Welcome to our practice! We are excited to have you as a new patient and look forward to working with you to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile!
Excellence in Orthodontics begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan to establish the goals we will achieve together. Communication and long-term relationships are important to us. Let us know what is on your mind and ask questions. We will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. We are caring, skilled professionals, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of oral health care. We want all our patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their Orthodontic needs, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
Your new patient exam may take 20-30 minutes. Dr. Handick will do a comprehensive orthodontic evaluation, discuss what concerns you may have and make recommendations for any necessary treatment. There will be ample time for you to ask any questions you may have.
There is no fee for this visit, but if you have orthodontic insurance please bring this information so we can give you the most accurate payment options and assist you with any future insurance needs. We will gladly call your insurance company and check your orthodontic benefits.
Orthodontic treatment is an excellent investment and we believe financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. We are sensitive to the fact that people have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations so we provide several payment options: Office payment plan with no interest or finance charges, Paid in full discount option and a financing option with SpringStone Financing. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard and money orders.
As a service to our patients, our practice accepts all dental insurance programs, including non-managed care, indemnity (traditional) and PPO out-of-network. We are a preferred provider in the ODS/Delta Dental network. We will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. We remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our staff will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.
The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.