Your dentist has told you that it’s time to consider orthodontic care for your child. Plus, you’ve been wondering about orthodontics for yourself every time you see the Invisalign ads. However, a few questions keep you from making the call to schedule an orthodontic appointment.
When you visit our office for your free new patient consultation, we go over price as well as the options for financing, payment plans, insurance coverage and other questions you may have about orthodontic care.
With that being said, if you’ve done any research you probably have found that orthodontic care is an investment and maybe even noticed a range between the high and low scale of cost. Why? The easiest answer is, it isn’t always "apples to apples.” It is nearly impossible to give a blanket statement that says, “braces cost xyz” because each patient has an individual treatment plan and dental insurances vary.
Some dental plans include orthodontic coverage and others do not. This is why it’s important to make sure it’s part of the package when you’re shopping for a comprehensive dental plan. If your insurance does cover some of the bill, this can really reduce your out-of-pocket costs. At our office, differing insurance coverage is one of the factors that causes variations in how much each patient pays. Typically there is a percentage of coverage and lifetime maximum for orthodontic care separate from normal dental benefits. There also could be an age limit and some plans may not include adults.
But don’t fret! Even for those patients that do not have insurance, there are many affordable options that our treatment coordinator would be happy to assist you with during your new patient consultation.
We never upcharge for Ceramic Clear Braces or Invisalign. We don’t want price to prevent anyone from choosing the treatment option they desire. We offer in-office interest free financing, low down payment and monthly payment options. We can help you find a payment plan that stays in your budget. We file all claims to your insurance and you'll know upfront the out-of-pocket cost, there's never a hidden fee.
Agenter Orthodontics accepts most insurance plans. If Agenter Orthodontics isn't listed on your employers preferred list, that does not mean we aren't a provider. Please call our office and we will verify insurance coverage for you. Currently we accept the following but not limited to: AFSCME, Aetna, Allied, Ameritas Dental Group, Anthem, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Assurant, BAC, BCMH, BCBS, BCMH, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Coresource, Custom Design Benefits, all Delta Dental, Dental Care Plus, GEHA, Guardian, Humana, Medical Mutual, MetLife, Principal Life Insurance, Superior Dental, UMR, United Concordia, United Health Care, United Medical Resources. Again, this is not an exhaustive list and we welcome your call to verify insurance today.
Dr. Mike and his staff have a passion to help everyone achieve the smile they want and learn what it means to JUST SHINE. We have honorably completed over 14,000 smile transformations. Wow is right! We provide Traditional Metal Braces, Ceramic Clear Braces, Invisalign or Invisalign Teen to help you achieve not only a healthy, straight smile but one that will last a lifetime. We look forward to hearing from you today to schedule your FREE consultation.
Of course we all know that it is important to have good self-esteem and a confident smile but having straight teeth actually benefits your oral health. Teeth that overlap or have crowding are harder to brush and floss, and if you’re not able to properly clean your teeth it increases your risk for developing issues like gum disease or tooth decay. An uneven bite also contributes to issues with your jaw joint that can cause pain in your neck, shoulders, and face, as well as painful headaches or migraines. Orthodontics corrects your bite as well as aligning your teeth, which helps you achieve optimum oral health.
Dr. Mike and his staff will help you create the smile you've dreamed about and at the same time, make it affordable for your budget. We look forward to meeting you at your FREE orthodontic consultation.
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