What to Expect
Consultation and Initial Exam
Please arrive 10 minutes early to your initial consultation and bring the following information to your appointment:
Your insurance card, if you have orthodontic insurance benefits
Child Health Form, if applicable
Adult Health Form, if applicable
Insurance Eligibility Form, if applicable
During your consultation and initial exam, Dr. Uhlir will complete a thorough exam and address the following questions:
Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
What are the possible treatment options?
How long will treatment take to complete?
How much will treatment cost and what are my payment options?
Once a decision is made that treatment is necessary, we will schedule a records appointment to obtain x-rays (if needed), photographs, and models to help diagnose problems and generate a detailed treatment plan.
Case Presentation and Bonding Appointment
At the case presentation appointment we will discuss details of your treatment plan, what to expect during treatment, answer any remaining questions you might have, and finalize financial arrangements. If the treatment plan is agreed upon by all, treatment will usually begin at this appointment.
During treatment, patient visits occur every 4-8 weeks. These are usually 30-45 minute appointments. During these visits, oral hygiene will be evaluated, appliances will be checked for stability, adjustments will be made to advance treatment, and parents will be updated on treatment status.
End of Treatment
Once your smile looks great and your bite is corrected, we will remove braces. You will be given retainers to wear to keep your teeth straight. Instructions will be given for how to care for your retainers and how much you should wear them.
Orthodontic insurance is a big help. We will help you receive your maximum benefit. Most insurance companies will pay only a portion of the orthodontic fee. There are countless agreements between insurance companies and patients, and each contract provides a different benefit. Payments from your insurance carrier will be sent directly to you. Our office will make a financial arrangement with you to pay the orthodontic fee. We will help you claim your benefit from the insurance carrier.
We offer several different payment arrangements to allow any family to fit the cost of orthodontic treatment into their budget.
Our options include:
Interest-free in-house financing
Courtesy bookkeeping discount for payment-in-full at the start of treatment (not to be combined with other discounts)
No down payment financing through LendingClub
For insurance, see this document