First Visit

What To Expect

Upon your arrival at Burlington Orthodontics, please notify Carol, our office manager. We can’t wait to welcome you to our office!

Dr. Daniela Toro and Dr. Arthur Fertman will conduct a thorough clinical orthodontic examination and they will explain the findings and aspects of treatment.

Remember this initial exam or 1st visit is complimentary!

The Purpose of the Initial Examination is to Answer:

  • What sort of problem is present, if any?
  • When is the proper time to begin treatment?
  • What type of treatment is indicated?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will the treatment cost?

What’s Next?

If orthodontic treatment is indicated at this time, an appointment for Diagnostic Records is scheduled. If time allows, these diagnostic records can be taken at the initial visit.

What are Diagnostic Records?

  • Study models of your teeth.
  • Digital Panoramic and cephalogram radiographs and tracings. We will check with your dentist (with your authorization) for the latest radiographs taken, so we do not have to retake them.
  • Doctor’s studying the diagnostic records and determining the best course of treatment.

What is the Cost of the Treatment?

The cost of treatment depends upon the severity of the patient’s problem. If treatment is required, Dr. Toro or Dr. Fertman will recommend taking diagnostic records and scheduling a treatment conference.  At this treatment conference Dr. Toro or Dr. Fertman will discuss in detail the treatment plan, as well as the fees and payment options. We have different payment plans to suit your budget and accept assignment from most insurance plans. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.

What Does my Investment Include?

Your investment includes:

  • Orthodontic records, which consists of digital x-rays, study models and a personalized growth study workup to determine your treatment objectives.
  • Active treatment fee for both early treatment options and complete comprehensive treatment with braces or Invisalign includes all appliances, office visits, and procedures performed in the office. Appliances are durable and should last through the entire treatment period if the patient follows instructions.
  • One set of final retainers for all our patients is provided upon completion of treatment. There is a replacement fee for each additional retainer that is lost or broken.

What Doesn’t my Investment Include?

  • Work performed at other dental offices outside our orthodontic practice.
  • If an accident or injury occurs during treatment which results in TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular-Joint) complications, additional orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, etc, a fee adjustment may be required to complete treatment under these unusual circumstances.

Assignment of Benefits

We accept assignment of benefits for most insurance plans. By doing this, the family’s out-of-pocket expense is substantially lower. Should there be any change in your policy prior to full payment of the insurance benefit, please contact our office immediately so adjustments may be made to your contract.

Office Hours

It is our goal to see you, on time, for your appointment. Time is scheduled to complete the necessary procedure, give information about the treatment and answer any questions you may have.