FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • Will early orthodontic treatment, eliminate the need for braces later?
  • What are the benefits of choosing a participating provider.
  • What happens if we you do not participate with their insurance plan?
  • What happens if we have no insurance?
  • Can we use our HSA/FSA?
  • Am I an Invisalign candidate:
  • Does Invisalign treatment take longer?
  • Once I’m done w/ Invisalign treatment, will someone know whether or not I had traditional braces or Invisalign?
  • What happens if I’m having an orthodontic emergency
  • What about the portion of treatment that is not covered by the insurance company?
Will early orthodontic treatment, eliminate the need for braces later?

It is important to understand that early treatment/Interceptive treatment is usually aimed at elimination of certain type of problems which are already there. The goal is not straight teeth, after all, they haven’t even erupted yet. The goal is creation of an environment for proper tooth eruption and jaw development. In majority of cases, future comprehensive orthodontic treatment is indicated in order to achieve optimal function, stability, and aesthetics.

What are the benefits of choosing a participating provider.

1) Generally the total fee is less because the insurance company has negotiated fees with their participating providers on your behalf
2) We deal with insurance claims vs a provider that accepts your benefits. On that accepts your benefits will quote you their own orthodontic treatment fee and in most cases have you file the claims directly with the insurance company. Not only do we file the claims, but we deal with any issues which may come up – A complex process and usually very frustrating to the patient. Luckily our knowledgeable staff knows everything there is to ever know about insurance billing

What happens if we you do not participate with their insurance plan?

1) We will still file the claims and deal with the insurance company
2) You will have all the same benefits that you would have w/ a participating provider

What happens if we have no insurance?

1) No big deal, we will present you with several payment options all of which are interst-free and tailored to your budget

Can we use our HSA/FSA?

1) Yes
2) We do this all the time, we will help you!

Am I an Invisalign candidate:

The answer is almost always yes.

Does Invisalign treatment take longer?

1) No, in fact, in many cases in may be shorter

Once I’m done w/ Invisalign treatment, will someone know whether or not I had traditional braces or Invisalign?

1) No, the treatment outcome should be identical. Remember, it’s not invisalign that treats the patient, It’s invisalign

What happens if I’m having an orthodontic emergency

1) Great news, there are few true orthodontic emergencies, most can be handled by the patient until you can come and see us.
2) Call us and we’ll get you in ASAP.
3) Emergency page

What about the portion of treatment that is not covered by the insurance company?

First and foremost we offer customized, interest free payments broken up over the duration of your treatment. Essentially the overall fee is broken down and paid each visit for the length of your treatment time. Easy, predictable and hassle free.

We also offer third party financing such as CreditCare for those patients that are hoping to spread out their payments over a longer period of time.

Locations

Clifton Park Office
939 Route 146
Building 400, Suite 4
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Albany Office
1465 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Latham Office
713 Troy-Schenectady Rd
Suite 127
Latham, NY 12110

Office Hours

Monday 10:00 - 6:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 6:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 6:00
Thursday 10:00 - 6:00
Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

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