Welcome! We are pleased to have you as a new patient. The following information will familiarize you with our office procedures. We look forward to meeting you soon.
At your first visit, Dr. King will perform a preliminary exam to determine if orthodontic treatment would be beneficial to you. This exam typically involves not only a clinical examination, but also diagnostic records (X-rays, photographs, and molds of your teeth).
All of this information is used to formulate a custom treatment plan and is useful in tracking progress during treatment. If you would like to have an exam only, please let us know before your appointment.
In most cases, Dr. King will be able to discuss treatment options with you at your first visit. However, particularly challenging problems may require extra analysis in order to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
In this case, you will be asked to return for a consultation appointment about two weeks later, during which Dr. King will discuss treatment options and expected outcomes.
There is a modest charge for our initial exam, and records, if taken, entail an additional fee. The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on the severity of your problem. Our treatment coordinator will outline the fee for treatment and options for payment.
We offer three types of payment plans, including a no-down-payment option. In addition, we accept assignment from most insurance plans, and file the necessary papers on your behalf. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.
When orthodontic treatment begins, you will see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart. Patients are seen by appointment only, so if you have a problem with your braces, please call ahead. We make every effort to be on time for our patients’ appointments, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us.
If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. Cancel only if it is an emergency. Please keep in mind appointments are made four to eight weeks in advance, so it may be difficult to reschedule you. We will accommodate your schedule as best we can, but it will be necessary for some appointments to be scheduled during school/work hours.