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From understanding insurance options to preparing for appointments, our goal is to ensure you feel informed and empowered every step of the way. Here, you'll find valuable resources and information to help guide you through your orthodontic journey with ease.
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Orthodontic Insurance
At A Glance

Providing your dental insurance details allows us to check your orthodontic coverage and determine any potential benefits that may reduce your personal costs. This helps us ensure a smoother treatment process for you.
  • Orthodontic Coverage Differences

    Question: How does orthodontic coverage differ from regular dental coverage?

    Answer: Orthodontic benefits are distinct from regular dental coverage. Insurance policies vary, with most having lifetime maximum orthodontic benefits and age limits. Once we verify your coverage and treatment begins, we'll handle the claims filing process for you.

  • Payment Structure

    Question: How will my insurance company pay the orthodontic benefit?

    Answer: Typically, your insurance company pays a portion when you start your treatment, with the remaining benefit spread out over the course of treatment. Payments are usually made monthly, although some companies may pay quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.

  • Adding Insurance Mid-Treatment

    Question: Will my insurance cover treatment if I obtain insurance after starting orthodontic treatment?

    Answer: Most insurance companies won't cover treatment that's already in progress. However, exceptions may apply.

  • Multiple Insurances Coordination

    Question: How does it work if I have two or more orthodontic insurances?

    Answer: When you have multiple insurance policies, a process called "coordination of benefits" determines how they work together. The primary insurance is typically determined by the insured's birthday month, among other factors.

  • Changes in Benefits

    Question: What should I do if my insurance benefits change during treatment?

    Answer: If your benefits change, promptly inform our staff with your updated insurance information to avoid any loss of benefits or payment issues.

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Why Do We Need Your Medical Form?

Your health and safety are our top priorities. Your medical form provides us with vital information about your health, including any medical conditions, allergies, and medications you may be taking. This information is essential for our team to assess any potential risks or contraindications before starting your orthodontic treatment. By providing us with accurate and up-to-date medical information, you can help us ensure your safety and well-being throughout your orthodontic journey.

Ready to fill out your medical form? Click the button below to download your form and complete it at your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions - Orthodonture Style

Welcome to our FAQ section, where we aim to address common questions and provide clarity on various aspects of orthodontic treatment. Below, you'll find answers to frequently asked questions, covering topics such as orthodontic procedures, treatment phases, appointment scheduling, and more.
How long will treatment take?
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and the type of treatment you undergo. On average, treatment can last anywhere from several months to a few years. During your initial consultation, we'll provide you with a personalized treatment plan and timeline based on your specific needs.
What is Phase I Treatment?
Phase I treatment is early interceptive treatment designed to address jaw growth issues, harmful oral habits, and future crowding of permanent teeth. It is typically recommended for children between the ages of six and ten.
What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who undergoes advanced specialty education beyond dental school. They possess specialized skills for properly straightening teeth, modifying jaw growth, and guiding facial and tooth development.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. These may include issues like overbites, crowding, and misalignment of teeth.
Will I experience discomfort with aligners?
Discomfort associated with aligners is typically mild and temporary, occurring primarily when you first start wearing them or switch to a new set. This sensation is indicative of the aligners gently shifting your teeth into alignment. If discomfort persists, over-the-counter pain relievers and orthodontic wax can offer relief. Rest assured, our team will equip you with strategies to ensure your aligner treatment is as comfortable as possible.
How long can I expect aligner treatment to last?
The duration of aligner treatment varies based on factors such as the complexity of your case and your adherence to wearing the aligners as prescribed. Generally, treatment can range from several months to a few years. During your initial consultation, we'll develop a personalized treatment plan and provide you with a timeline tailored to your specific goals.
What age groups are suitable for SureSmile® aligners?
Aligners are typically recommended for adults and older teenagers who have fully developed teeth and jaws. While aligner therapy may also be suitable for some younger patients, it's essential to consult with our team to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
I'm moving to the area. Can I transfer to your practice?
Absolutely! We welcome new patients to our practice, whether you're new to the area or looking to switch to a new orthodontist. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care to all patients, and we'll work closely with you to ensure a seamless transition to our practice. However, please note that we do not accept transfers from other local orthodontists, as we want to maintain the continuity of care for our patients. If you're considering transferring to our practice, please contact us to schedule a complimentary orthodontic exam and discuss your options. We look forward to welcoming you to our orthodontic family!
Will orthodontic treatment hurt?
It's normal to experience some discomfort or soreness, especially after adjustments to your braces or aligners. However, this discomfort is typically mild and temporary, and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or orthodontic wax. Our team will provide you with tips and techniques to help alleviate any discomfort and ensure a smooth treatment experience.
What ages do you treat?
We welcome patients of all ages at our practice, from children to adults. Orthodontic treatment can be beneficial at any stage of life, so whether you're considering braces for your child or looking to improve your own smile, we're here to help.
What is Phase II Treatment?
Phase II treatment begins when all permanent teeth have erupted, usually between the ages of eleven and thirteen. Some children may bypass Phase I treatment and proceed directly to Phase II.
How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on individual factors such as patient compliance, jaw growth rate, and the severity of correction. On average, treatment lasts from one to two years.
How Often Are Appointments Scheduled?
Appointments are scheduled according to each patient's needs, typically every four to six weeks for patients in braces.
Can Appointments Be Scheduled After School?
While we strive to accommodate scheduling needs, longer appointments are often scheduled earlier in the day. However, we make every effort to schedule appointments that fit your schedule.
Do Braces Hurt?
While braces placement is gentle, some discomfort may be experienced for a few days afterward. This discomfort is normal and typically subsides quickly.
Do You Give Shots?
No, shots are not necessary for orthodontic treatment.
Will Braces Interfere with Sports or Musical Instruments?
Braces should not interfere significantly with sports or playing musical instruments. However, protective mouth guards are recommended for athletic activities. We provide mouth guards for athletes and silicone strips for those who play musical instruments.
Should I See My General Dentist While I Have Braces?
Yes, we recommend regular visits to your general dentist for cleanings, checkups, and periodontal evaluations.

Further Information

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Ready to Begin Your Orthodontic Journey?

If you have any further questions or are ready to start your orthodontic treatment journey with us, don't hesitate to get in touch. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile!