Your First Office Visit at West Seattle Orthodontics
We strive to make sure your visits with us will be pleasant and informative. Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and a discussion of potential treatment options with an estimate of the total cost for recommended treatment. The purpose of this initial visit is to allow us to determine the specific needs of each patient. We will be identifying orthodontic issues, the nature of the problem, the timing of treatment, and potential solutions.
When you leave our office, we want to be sure that all of your questions are answered and your dentist’s concerns have been addressed. Then you will know exactly what next steps are needed in order to initiate treatment.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- Completed Patient Registration Forms, Adult Health History, Child Health History, Patient Privacy (HIPAA) agreement.
- If you have dental insurance, please bring the necessary information such as your insurance card. This will save time and allow us to help answer questions about coverage for proposed treatment.
Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to a beautiful smile. Treatment begins with a down payment and though the cost of treatment will vary depending on the treatment plan and estimated length. Our treatment coordinator will work out a plan suited to your individual needs, including payment in full or monthly payments. Our practice accepts a wide range of payment options including cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Spending Accounts. We are also partnered with Care Credit and Lending Club Patient Solutions that require no initial down payment to begin treatment.
While many dental insurance plans now include orthodontic benefits for just a few dollars a month, our office makes every effort to provide you with the finest orthodontic care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we are Delta Dental and Dental Health Services preferred. Also, we will also submit claims to most insurance companies and plans. We work with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.