“I saw the orthodontist and could not believe the cost of braces! I could buy a car for the cost of my treatment! I was shocked!”
Orthodontics is a specialized service that requires a team of educated and trained professionals. The service is provided by a business, so there are day-to-day costs involved to keep the practice running. The overall cost of braces will include professional costs, materials and laboratory costs, and other operating expenses. Professional costs may be the most valuable to you because they include the specialty care, technical skill, and accurate judgment of your doctor and his qualified staff. Orthodontic treatment is very personal and very labor intensive. Materials and laboratory costs cover your care during every appointment. Since tooth movement is slow, treatment times are usually about two years for children and adults.
The cost of orthodontic treatment is a concern that Wright Orthodontics addresses every day. Wright Orthodontics keeps the overall costs as low as possible while still providing you with the highest quality of care. Your case fee includes pre-treatment records, application of your orthodontic appliances, all visits (emergencies included), progress x-rays, post-treatment records, and one set of clear retainers with one year of monitoring your retention after braces are removed. We use high-quality brackets and archwires, utilize low radiation digital x-rays, and hire dental assistants that have additional training in the specialty of orthodontics. We use quality disposable products and maintain federally required sterilization protocols for instruments and handpieces.
Dr. Marc S. Wright received a total of 12 years of college education (top of his class, by the way) to become a board-certified dentist specializing in orthodontics. At Wright Orthodontics, you will see Dr. Marc S. Wright for all your adjustment appointments and you can rest assured that you are receiving the best orthodontic care possible.
How to handle the cost of orthodontics
There are several interest-free ways to finance orthodontics. The following are the most popular financing options offered:
1. In-office financing: Wright Orthodontics offers easy, in-office, interest-free payment plans to ease the cost of orthodontics. After your initial 10% payment to start treatment, the remaining balance is broken into payments based on the number of months your treatment is estimated to take.
2. CareCredit®: Wright Orthodontics accepts CareCredit®, which is a line of credit through Synchrony Bank. CareCredit® offers short-term interest-free loans and long-term interest loans. CareCredit® offers loan terms up to five years to pay back your loan. You can apply for a CareCredit® loan through their website www.carecredit.com.
3. Wright Orthodontics offers discounts for treatment paid in full at the onset of treatment.
Wright Orthodontics accepts all major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. For your convenience, Wright Orthodontics accepts online payments with no transaction fees through our website www.drwrightortho.com. We also offer patients the option to enroll in auto-payments to make monthly payments. A simple auto-payment authorization form is required. Wright Orthodontics accepts flex-spending accounts (FSA) with a Visa or MasterCard logo.
How to keep treatment costs to a minimum
All orthodontic payments are due on the 1st day of every month (not every visit). Unpaid accounts will incur a late fee on the 6th day of every month. Making payments on time will prevent additional costs from late fees. If you cannot keep your scheduled appointment, calling in advance to reschedule will allow you to avoid additional costs from late cancelation fees. Following instructions given at the beginning of treatment and avoiding breaking orthodontic appliances, brackets, or wires will prevent additional costs in missing work/school and unnecessary visits for repairs. Participating in the Wright Orthodontics referral program can save you money. Referring friends/family/acquaintances can save you $100.00 per referral. Please ask an office staff member for more information.
Call Wright Orthodontics today to schedule a free consultation and see how we can provide you with the finest, most economical treatment possible.