Affording Orthodontics

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We make every effort to keep down the cost of your child's orthodontic care. Our fees are competitive with those of other pediatric dentists and orthodontists in the Greater Boston area.

Orthodontic care is a long term investment to ensure a beautiful and healthy smile for your child. The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on a number of considerations. The length of treatment, the complexity of the care required and the type of orthodontic treatment chosen (traditional braces versus Invisalign) will all impact the cost of care.

Orthodontic records will help us determine the most beneficial means of treating your child. These records include photographs, digital study models and x-rays. As a courtesy to our patients, once your child begins treatment with us, the total fee for his/her orthodontic records is credited back to your account.

In most cases, a down payment is expected at the start of treatment. The remaining balance may be paid in monthly installments. The amount of the monthly payment and the duration (up to 20 months) will depend on the overall treatment time for your child.

Insurance

We are 'participating dentists' in various Delta Dental and Blue Cross-Blue Shield plans. In addition, we will accept assignment from any recognized dental insurance carrier for most services. Please be sure to bring your newest dental insurance ID card with you whenever you visit.

Dental benefit plans are negotiated between your employer and insurance carrier and are designed to cover only a portion of your total cost. Your dental insurance plan may or may not have orthodontic coverage. Furthermore, orthodontic coverage has a lifetime maximum and will not cover the entire cost of orthodontic treatment.

Any coverage you have helps by reducing your out-of-pocket expense. Our business staff is very knowledgeable about dental insurance. They will work with you to determine the extent of your coverage and to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. It is your responsibility, however, to pay any balance not covered by insurance.

Financing

If you need extended payments for your portion of your child's orthodontic care costs, we are pleased to provide financing through CareCredit. CareCredit offers extended low monthly payments and has zero-interest options for up to 12 months. You can request any of these financing options through our business staff, or you can do so directly at home by clicking the CareCredit link on this page.

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