Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs
Q: At what age should I schedule an appointment for an orthodontic screening?
A: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age 7. In most children, by this age, several permanent teeth have erupted, which allows us to evaluate the orthodontic condition effectively.

Q: Will my teeth straighten out as they grow?
A: No, they will not. The space for the front teeth will not increase as you grow. For most, after the permanent molars erupt, the space for the front teeth decreases with age.

Q: How do I schedule an appointment for an initial exam?
A: We will be happy to schedule an appointment for you. Simply call one of our office locations, and our friendly staff will request basic information from you.

: What will happen at the initial examination appointment?
A: Each patient and parent will be seen by the staff and doctor. If necessary, we may take X-rays to conduct a proper diagnosis. The doctor will then complete the initial exam.

What will I learn from the initial examination?
A:• Is there an orthodontic problem?
• What must be done to correct the problem?
• Will teeth need to be removed?
• How long will it take for the treatment to complete?
• How much will the treatment cost?

Financial FAQs
Q: How much do braces cost?
A: If the patient is ready to start treatment, we would be able to provide an estimate of cost based on the severity, length, and type of treatment that is necessary.

Is there a charge for the first appointment?
A: No, your first consultation is complimentary.

Really no charge, even if you take an X-ray?
A: Seriously! There is no charge for the first appointment.

What does the cost of braces include?
A: Most of the time, we can provide you with one fee that includes everything, even retainers.

: What does the cost of braces include?
A: It includes all treatment within the office, from when braces go on until retainers are placed, with the exception of broken or lost retainers and braces.

Does insurance cover the cost of braces?
A: If you have dental insurance, it may provide orthodontic benefits. Please bring in your insurance information and together we can find out if it covers braces and how much.

You are not in my network, can I still have treatment?
A: Absolutely. Most of the time, whether in or out of network, the cost may be a similar amount.

Do you have payment plans?
A: Yes. We have flexible payment plans at 0% interest. All major credit cards accepted. Most insurance plans are also accepted.
Contact us in Kearny and Newfoundland, New Jersey, to find out more answers to more frequently asked questions about corrective orthodontics.