What To Expect At Your Orthodontic Consultation With Dr. McCarthy
Getting braces is a big step. It’s natural to be a little nervous. At Shasta Orthodontics we strive to make your orthodontic consult fun and informative. To make your visit to our office stress-free here’s what you can expect for your orthodontic consultation.
Step 1: Call to schedule your consultation
We only schedule consultations over the phone. Your patient care coordinator will first collect some basic information. This is the person who will guide you through your entire consultation. We’ll also ask for some information about your dental insurance.
We collect this information upfront so our insurance experts can contact your insurance company before your consultation. That way, we can accurately present your treatment and payment options.
Pro-tip: If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry. We have an interest-free financing package that makes braces affordable for almost everyone.
Please remember, your insurance provider will only give us an “estimate” of your insurance benefits. Be sure to contact them yourself before your consultation. If you speak to them directly, we can work together to make sure the information we have is correct.
Once we’ve collected some basic information, we’ll schedule your consultation.
Step 2: Review and complete your consult package
Within 24 hours of scheduling your consultation, we’ll mail you a consultation package.
Your consultation package includes some information about our practice and some forms that you will want to complete before your visit and bring with you.
Step 3: Your consultation
On the day and time of your scheduled consultation, the same patient care coordinator you spoke to on the phone will greet you. Together you’ll review the forms from your consult package.
Once the forms are complete, it’s time to meet with Dr. McCarthy.
This is an important meeting because Dr. McCarthy will be with you and/or your child every step of the way on one of the most special physical transformations anyone can choose to do, creating a beautiful smile.
Dr. McCarthy will take x-rays and examine your teeth. Don’t worry, this is all completely painless.
Dr. McCarthy will recommend a detailed plan to give you a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
This is a great time to ask questions. Dr. McCarthy is the most respected orthodontist in the North State and she loves sharing her knowledge with her patients.
Step 4: Final Steps
After meeting with Dr. McCarthy, you’ll sit down with your patient care coordinator. Based on the treatment plan recommended by Dr. McCarthy, she’ll explain to you the financial details of your treatment including, the cost of treatment, your payment options and an estimate of your insurance benefits.
This is another great chance to ask questions. Make sure you understand your payment options and commitments. We’re in this together, let’s make sure we’re on the same page.
Pro-tip: Your payment options will include a no-interest payment plan.
Once you’ve agreed to a payment option, you’ll sign a contract and you’re ready to start treatment. If you like, we can begin your treatment that same day.
You’ll also make your first payment and schedule your next appointment.