Cavalancia Orthodontics

Financial Info

The actual cost for orthodontic treatment varies widely depending on the severity of the problem and the length of time for correction. After an initial consultation and study of diagnostic records, the total professional fee will be discussed before treatment begins.

While insurance claims and benefits are matters involving patients and their insurance carriers, our experienced staff will complete and file all necessary forms to ensure that our patients receive due compensation from their carrier.

Flexible payment plans can be arranged to suit most needs. Financing programs are available through our office as well as through commercial financing companies. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Debit Card payments are also accepted at any time to make your monthly payment or to pay your balance in full. You may also give us permission to automatically charge your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Debit Card each month for your monthly payment.

Any financial concerns that you may have can be discussed with our office at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! However certain sticky and hard foods should be avoided during orthodontic treatment.

Immediately following orthodontic treatment, retainers must be worn 24/7!! After a few weeks, this wear time will be gradually reduced until only nighttime wear is recommended.

Certain common orthodontic emergencies can be handled at home.

  • A “poky” wire or bracket hook that irritates the lips or mouth can usually be treated by placing orthodontic wax over the area.
  • If a wire is protruding, carefully take a blunt instrument (like a pencil eraser) to gently push the wire under the brackets.
  • If a bracket becomes broken or loose, but is still attached to the wire, leave it in place. If it comes out, save the bracket and call our office to have it fixed.
  • General soreness is common, especially following an appointment. A warm saltwater rinse and or Tylenol can help alleviate this.

If you are ever in doubt, do not hesitate to call our office!

Retainers can be cleaned with a toothbrush and toothpaste. For a more thorough cleaning, soaking in products like Polident Partials or Efferdent are also effective. DO NOT soak in any product containing alcohol like Listerine or mouthwashes. DO NOT use warm water, it can warp the retainers.

Some slight discomfort or “tightness” can be expected following the placement of orthodontic appliances. This discomfort usually subsides after 48-72 hours.

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