INITIAL EXAM VISIT
As a courtesy to our patients, the initial examination is free of charge. Upon your arrival, our office coordinator will begin making you acquainted with our office. Dr. Koblan will then conduct a thorough clinical examination and go over the findings with you. The purpose of the initial examination is to answer:
- What sort of problem is present, if any?
- When is the proper time for treatment?
- What type of treatment is indicated?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will the treatment cost?
If Dr. Koblan has recommended orthodontic treatment, then diagnostic records will be indicated. The diagnostic records include two radiographs (x-rays), digital images of the teeth and face, and study models of the teeth. In most instances, the diagnostic records may be taken at the initial exam visit.
The initial appliance placement usually takes about 1 hour. Regular adjustment appointments are every 4 to 6 weeks and often take 15 to 45 minutes. Our regular office days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and alternate Wednesdays. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. We recommend canceling only in an emergency situation to avoid difficulty in rescheduling.
PAYMENT & OFFICE POLICIES
Orthodontic treatment is an excellent investment in the overall dental, medical and psychological well-being of children and adults, and we are dedicated to making certain that you can afford the very best. When it comes to you or your child’s teeth, you do not have to settle for less than what you want or deserve. Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to a beautiful smile. The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patients problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We are sensitive to the fact that different patients have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations and we provide the following options:
- Payment Plans with No Interest
- Prepayment Courtesy Discount
- Family discount
- For your convenience we accept credit cards and checks
- Automatic withdrawals for monthly payments
If you have insurance coverage for orthodontics, we will be happy to assist you in determining the amount of benefit to you and your family. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf. We accept assignment of benefit for most insurance plans. This means that we will accept the benefit payments on behalf of the patient. By doing this, the family’s out-of-pocket expense is substantially lower. We will go over your insurance benefits in detail.
Koblan Orthodontics prides itself on minimal wait times. If a small wait occurs or a parent is waiting for his or her child, Wi-Fi, current magazines, and an area for small children to play is available. Coffee, Tea, and water are also available in the waiting room. Koblan Orthodontics strives to make going to the Orthodontist a little less stressful and disruptive to their patients and parents.