How much does it cost? Several factors are involved in determining the orthodontic fee. Some of these factors include: the severity of the problem, the length of treatment time, and the type of appliances required to correct the condition. In addition, the patient’s age, dental condition, and overall health are taken into consideration.
Dr. McSweeney and his team know how important orthodontic treatment is. That’s why we have set up a number of flexible payment plans so that this lifelong investment can fit the financial needs of the patient.
For those who are able to pay off their balance in full at the beginning of treatment, we extend the following courtesy:
- 5% discount – paid in full by cash or check
- 3% discount – paid in full by credit card (we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover)
We also offer two financing options:
CareCredit is a third-party financing company that allows the treatment fee to be paid over as many as five years. Many of our patients like CareCredit because they are able to make low monthly payments with no down payment. There is also no penalty for paying the balance off early.
With our in-house financing, we require a down payment and spread the remaining balance over the course of the treatment, which is paid in monthly installments. We do not charge interest, provided the payments are made on time and in accordance with the contract.
We talk every day with lots of insurance companies and know how to help you get the most out of your insurance benefit. Remember that insurance policies vary, so we will review your insurance to determine how to maximize your benefit.
If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Some insurers pay our office directly, while others send the checks to the subscriber. Most insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is separate from regular dental insurance. We will file a pre-determination for you (to find out what your insurance covers), and once treatment has begun, we will file all of your claims for you.
We participate with Delta Dental and United Concordia insurance companies. Although these may not be your carriers, we have found that most insurance companies will pay the same whether the provider is IN or OUT of network.
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If you think your children or other family members might be ready to begin active orthodontic treatment, please don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Dr. McSweeney will need to perform a complete evaluation to determine the treatment plan for your child or family member.