Our office believes in stating complete and honest fees before any treatment begins. There are no hidden orthodontic fees. Any fee quoted will include all necessary orthodontic appliances required, including expanders and retainers to be worn during and after treatment is complete. Interceptive orthodontic treatment involves a separate fee from comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Typically the fee quoted will include a records fee, due at the time Dr. Johe takes records (pictures, impressions, X-rays), an initial starting fee, and a monthly fee to be paid for a stated period ranging from 9 to 36 months. At the time the braces are removed, any balance remaining is due in full. Any insurance payments are applied toward this fee. Please be aware that you are responsible for the complete fee should your insurance company decline coverage or your coverage change. If you have any questions about our fees, please feel free to consult with our front desk staff. We are always willing to work with you on a payment schedule that suits your needs.
Examples of items NOT included in Orthodontic Fees
- Extraction of teeth
- Restorative dental treatment (fillings, veneers, crowns)
- Regular dental cleanings (3-6 month interval recommended)
- Remake fees for broken / lost appliances
Many of these items are not performed by Dr. Johe and will therefore incur a fee with another dentist or laboratory.
No Insurance? No problem!
Does your employer not offer dental insurance or not offer such insurance at a reasonable cost? Contact our office for information on our Dental Discount Plan offering 100% coverage for routine and periodic procedures, including a discount on Orthodontic treatment. Get professional care by dental specialists at a reasonable cost!
Did you know?
Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment should get their teeth cleaned more frequently than regular patients because orthodontic appliances collect more food and are harder to brush. See our staff about adhering to a 3 month professional cleaning schedule and obtaining Prevident, a cavity preventing prescription toothpaste.