To redefine orthodontics as an experience
To provide the highest quality orthodontic care possible in a professional atmosphere of comfortable, caring, compatible interaction
To care deeply about each patient’s uniqueness
To provide a valuable experience through the orthodontic process that meets each patient’s needs
To respond to each patient with clear information, personal attention and respect
To nurture an enduring relationship that earns each patient’s confidence and loyalty
Our unmatched spirit, dedication to satisfaction and interactive empowerment sets us apart. This is the promise on which our patient family relies, to which our future patients are attracted, and by which each of us lives.
Your First Visit
We are always excited about meeting our new patients. Our objective is to make your first visit with us pleasant and informative. Your concerns regarding the need for orthodontic treatment are important to us. At your initial consultation, Dr. Leever will discuss your concerns and give his opinion regarding possible orthodontic treatment and alternatives. At this visit, dental health is evaluated and the options of orthodontic treatment are outlined.
In making the decision to begin orthodontic treatment, patients, parents and/or spouses should think of themselves as part of a team with Dr. Leever and his staff. Only full cooperation of the patient allows the orthodontic goals to be achieved in the shortest possible time.
We want you to be able to leave our office with all of your questions answered. Some of the most frequently asked questions are:
- Is orthodontic treatment indicated?
- Is it time for treatment to begin?
- What treatment options are available?
- How long will the treatment last?
- What are the estimated costs?
- What payment plans are available?
- How are insurance claims handled?
Appointments are usually scheduled ever 4-6 weeks. Regular adjustments last 20-40 minutes and appointments for bonding braces and appliances can take 1 to 2 hours. We make every effort to be on time for our patients. Our daily schedule is structured to provide a specific time amount for each procedure. Your scheduled appointment has been reserved just for you. As a courtesy to other patients, we ask that patients call if they are running late or if they have to cancel. Missed appointments can lengthen the treatment time, and may be difficult to reschedule, as appointments are scheduled 4-6 weeks in advance.
Payment Policies / Cost
The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have payment plans to suit different budgets. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans, and file the necessary papers to the insurance company. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.
In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established this financial policy:
- If full payment is made at the onset of treatment, we will offer a fee discount.
- To fit your individual needs, financial arrangements can be made to extend your payments over a period of months.
- For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
- In cases of serious delinquency, treatment will be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties.
If you have insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. We ask that you assign your insurance benefit to us. The balance will be arranged for you to pay (see above). Professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance company is responsible to the patient and the patient is responsible to the doctor. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.