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We understand that most people are genuinely concerned about their financial resources and an investment in orthodontic treatment. First and foremost we do not want finances to stand in the way of our patients and potential patients achieving the beautiful smile that they deserve. Understandably, braces are an investment, and we would love for you to know the many ways that our patients benefit from this investment.
We provide exceptional orthodontic care to all of our patients. Because Dr. Periago strives to be the best that she can and provide the best treatment for her patients, she invests in very high quality orthodontic products. We are always concerned with what is best for our patients. We are committed to an excellent orthodontic experience that exceeds all expectations, including less patient discomfort. Because of our desire for patients to finish treatment with better results we use costly archwires that place more gentle forces on the teeth leading to less patient discomfort and more precise tooth movement. We also use braces that are not only manufactured with the highest standards of quality but are also as comfortable and esthetic as possible.
Our Treatment Fee Includes:
Because every mouth is different and cases range from relatively straight forward to very difficulty, we always quote customized fees. The difficulty of treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s problem. At your initial consultation you will be able to discuss fees and payment options with our Financial Coordinators before treatment begins. We have payment plans to suit different budgets, including a no-down-payment option. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans, and we’ll file the necessary papers to your insurance company. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable so that everyone can live life smiling.
In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we offer the following financial arrangements:
In many cases, patients will have some type of orthodontic insurance, which will usually cover a part of the treatment fee. If you have insurance, we will be happy to help you to determine the coverage available. If you would like to assign your insurance benefit, we will be able to structure a payment plan for the balance. Ultimately, any unpaid balance will be the patient’s responsibility to pay. Professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance company is responsible to the patient and the patient is responsible to the doctor. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.
It’s important that people get the orthodontic care they need when they need it. Orthodontics is an investment for the future… a future of improved dental health and appearance. Our goal is not only to meet all of your expectations, but to exceed your expectations in all areas of our service.
Welcome to Periago Orthodontics!
We are so excited to have the pleasure of providing you with excellent orthodontic care in a warm, friendly and professional environment. Each of our locations offers convenient office hours to accommodate your hectic schedule.
Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we would love to earn the privilege of treating you or your family. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Your first visit to our office is complimentary and is designed to provide you with as much information about your orthodontic and dental needs as possible. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs.
Upon arriving to our office you will be greeted by our front office team whom is always eager to assist. We pride ourselves on always running on time, so if you wait longer than 10 minutes past your scheduled appointment time, please let one of our team members know! Feel free to help yourself to refreshments while you wait in our comfortable and relaxing reception area.
At your complimentary initial examination our New Patient Coordinator will obtain a full set of digital images as well as a panoramic and cephalometric digital x-rays. These initial images will help Dr. Periago provide you with an accurate initial diagnosis and treatment plan. After you begin treatment, Dr. Periago will study these images to devise a customized treatment plan for you or your child.
At the time of the complete oral exam Dr. Periago will go over in detail all pertinent findings. In most cases, she will let you know specifically what, if any, orthodontic treatment is needed. Dr. Periago believes in providing patients with as much information as possible in order to allow them to make an informed decision in selecting the treatment option that best suits them. You will never feel rushed and you will have ample time to discuss any orthodontic treatment questions that you may have with Dr. Periago. After the exam and consultation our Financial Coordinator will discuss all scheduling information as well as financial information, insurance options and payment plans.
Dr. Periago and the whole Periago Ortho team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation today!
After your complimentary consultation, you are one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! Depending on the diagnosis from your customized treatment plan, Dr. Periago will recommend a course of treatment for you or your child. As no mouth is the same, no treatment plan or scheduling sequence is the same. At this time, our well trained Scheduling Coordinators will make sure that your sequence of appointments is scheduled appropriately. You will subsequently come in to either be fitted for a custom made appliance or to have the braces placed.)
The actual placement of the braces typically only takes about 30 to 45 minutes, but you will be scheduled for 90 minutes in order to provide ample time for detailed instruction on your new life with braces. Dr. Periago and her team will discuss every aspect of life with braces from oral hygiene to do’s and don’ts; and will go above and beyond to teach you new techniques to help you with brushing and care of your braces. We will also let you know when your next follow up appointment should be scheduled. Our use of cutting edge technology allows patients to be seen at a 4 to 8 week intervals with an average adjustment appointment length of 20 to 30 minutes.
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.
We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our caring team will be more than happy to assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you!