If you’re unhappy with your smile, cost should not be the reason that you don’t achieve your dream look. The extent of treatment differs with each patient and Dr. Laprade at Laprade Orthodontics in Pawtucket and Lincoln is willing to work with you to help get the results you want while fitting into your budget.
How much do braces cost?
The expense of treatment depends on its complexity and duration. Every patient is unique, so each case is treated differently. Some people have minor issues that require shorter, simpler treatments. However, patients with more extensive problems such as severe bite problems will have longer, more expensive treatments. Your first visit with Dr. Laprade includes a free estimate of the required costs and an explanation of everything that is included with those fees.
Are there payment options available?
Orthodontic treatment means investing time and money into achieving your best smile. Our staff at Laprade Orthodontics is committed to helping you with a flexible payment plan that meets your needs. Our financial policy strives to keep orthodontic costs down while maintaining quality professional care. Dr. Laprade’s payment policies include:
- 5% savings off your out-of-pocket costs when payment is made in full at the beginning of treatment.
- After an appropriate down payment, payments may be extended over a period of months.
- No interest financing.
- Customized payment plans to get he most out of you insurance and FSA, SHA, and HRA accounts.
- We make every effort to work with patients who experience temporary financial difficulties, but treatment will be discontinued in case of serious delinquency.
What about insurance?
Dr. Laprade at Laprade Orthodontics in Pawtucket and Lincoln is a preferred provider for Aetna, Delta Dental, Blue Cross Dental, Met Life Dental, Altus, United Concordia, Cigna, Tricare, Gaurdian, FEP Blue Dental, and United Health Care. We will help you determine your insurance coverage and guide you through the sometimes tricky insurance process, including filing insurance claims and answering questions. Usually we ask that you assign your insurance benefit to Laprade Orthodontics, and we’ll help you make payment arrangements for the remainder of the costs. Our focus is on providing professional care to our patients, not to the insurance company. This means that the insurance company is responsible to the patient and the patient is responsible to Laprade Orthodontics. We strive to help you with your insurance and handle related questions for our office on your behalf, so that your overall experience is a good one.