How to Afford the Cost of Braces - Birmingham Orthodontics

Thinking about  how paying for braces will affect your finances? This planning exercise may feel a little daunting at first. It can become even more difficult when trying to plan for your family, but we’ve got your back! You may find yourself asking some very serious questions:

  • How will paying for braces impact my family’s budget?
  • Will my insurance cover braces?
  • How much money do we need to get started?
  • What type of financing is available?
  • What if we’re not happy with the results?

Thankfully, the staff at Birmingham Orthodontics has your best interests in mind. We scoured our website to put the most relevant details at your fingertips within this article. We’ve covered everything from satisfaction guarantees, free consultations, and no down payment plans. Did you know you could get started for as little as $125? Read on and let’s begin the journey toward a brighter smile, which begins with your free consultation!

Free consultations

It all begins with your first consultation with an orthodontist. And yes, it’s completely free! A little preparation goes a long way to get the most out of your first appointment. After scheduling your visit, be sure to fill out our new patient forms. You’ll also want to bring your driver’s license and insurance information. Check below for a quick list of questions to ask your insurance provider about your policies. If you don’t have insurance, that’s no problem! The majority of our patients don’t have orthodontics coverage.

During your first visit, we’ll cover all of your treatment options. We’ll also talk through any financial questions you may have.

Lifetime Smile Guarantee

Let’s talk briefly about your satisfaction with the final results. Our patient relationships don’t end simply because treatment is over. We want you to smile with confidence for the rest of your life, and so we support every patient with our Lifetime Smile Guarantee. If for any reason you aren’t satisfied with your smile, we’ll help address it at a substantial discount!

The guarantee includes the following benefits:

  • Free braces setup or removal
  • 50% discount on new retainers
  • Patients can stop treatment at any time once satisfied

This assurance means that your treatment will be a worthwhile investment for many years to come!

No down payment plans 

We want to make it really easy to get started with us! To that end, we created our no down payment options with very simple requirements. Qualified patients must have a full-time job and a bank account with automatic monthly payments, such as credit card or checking account. Proof of employment may also be required, but that’s it! These plans make it so easy to get started that you’ll wonder why you didn’t get started even sooner.

Financing & discounts

Financing can sometimes be an intimidating term. That negative connotation usually comes from high interest rates associated with car loans or credit cards. At Birmingham Orthodontics, we’re happy to offer several interest-free plans and financing options! These no-interest options even cover you if you make a late payment. All financing is done in-house and not through a third-party financing company.

We also have a per-paycheck payment option, which allows you to split your monthly payments in half. Want even more flexibility? We give you the option to pick your own billing dates.

On top of the Lifetime Smile Guarantee mentioned above, we’re always looking to save you money. Below are a few of the discounts we offer.

Patient Appreciation Discounts:

  • Paid-in-Full Discount: Discounts are available when paying for the entire course of treatment in the first 30 days.
  • Family Discount: Each additional family member treated is eligible for discounted rates.
  • Get Started for $250: If you choose to begin treatment at your consultation, we can get you started for only $125!
  • Hero Discounts: Teachers, preachers, military, and first responders (fire, police)!

Insurance

Double checking your insurance coverage can save you even more time and money.

Here’s a quick list of things to verify before your first appointment:

  • Locate the customer service information on your insurance card and check for orthodontic coverage.
  • Ask if there’s a dental waiting period. Some insurance companies require this.
  • Determine if there’s an age limit for orthodontic treatment. Sometimes coverage is only for adults over 18.

Bring that information along to your first appointment, fill out our insurance form in full, and we’ll be able to give you a complete financial assessment. If you are unable to verify your insurance benefits, our staff can help. Our staff will review your documents, but may not have all the details at the time of your first consultation.

Youth Savings Program

Occasionally we encounter families who are thinking way ahead about braces and orthodontic care. If your child is too young to begin care right away, you can still take advantage of our Youth Savings Program. This allows you to begin planning for care right away, investing in future smiles, and locking in present-day treatment costs. This program is risk free and full refunds are available if no treatment is performed.

Let’s get you started today!

At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple: we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we brighten yearbooks, and instill confidence. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning drives us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or with any questions you might have.

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