Patient Info

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies accordingly based on the severity of each particular case and, on the amount of time required to complete the case. Options such as porcelain brackets or the Invisalign® system will add to the overall cost of the treatment. The best way to determine the fee is to make an appointment for an orthodontic consultation in our office. At that time, your particular situation will be properly evaluated and the fee for your particular situation will be discussed.

Please note that when we calculate the cost of treatment in our office, our fee will reflect the total cost of treatment, from initial records to the placement of retainers to complete your case.

Will my insurance pay for orthodontic treatment?

Each person has an individual diagnosis, and each person has an individual insurance program. Insurance programs have different amounts of coverage available for orthodontic treatment, and in the majority of cases, those patients that have orthodontic benefits through their employer can expect to receive some type of reimbursement from the insurance company towards the total cost of treatment. During your initial consultation, we will discuss with you how your particular policy handles orthodontic claims. In the meantime, you may call your insurance company yourself to request information concerning your particular orthodontic coverage.

The insurance plans that we accept are:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta
  • Guardian
  • United Concordia
  • UPMC dental advantage
  • Met Life

Please call the office or your insurance provider if you have questions.
We also accept all major credit cards.

Are payment plans available?

Yes. Most of our patients choose to have the balance of their orthodontic treatment fee spread out over the approximate duration of treatment. During your initial consultation, we will discuss a payment plan, which is comfortable and affordable to your particular situation.

How do I schedule an initial consultation appointment?

It's easy. Just call our office to schedule an appointment. There is no fee for the initial visit. The appointment takes approximately 30 minutes. During that time, the patient will be evaluated and any problems will be noted and discussed. An appropriate treatment sequence will be presented, and the cost of the treatment will be discussed, as well as payment options and your insurance information. It is most helpful for both of us, if you have your insurance benefits with you at the time of the appointment. The goal for this initial visit is to determine whether Orthodontic Therapy is needed and to answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment and the cost of treatment.

Why is your office unique?

Orthodontic offices in our area and across the country have developed a trend in treating orthodontic patients in volume. Most practices try to see as many patients as possible in a given time frame. Sometimes, four to six patients are seen at the same time. To accomplish this, the orthodontist delegates tasks to the orthodontic assistant that he or she should be performing. Because of this type of scheduling they are unable to see the patient on an individual basis. In our office, we have made a dedicated decision not to enter into this policy.

We see each and every patient on an individual basis. We pride ourselves on the fact that the doctor evaluates each patient at each visit, himself, as we feel it should be. We arrange appointments so that there is enough time to complete each procedure, evaluate the progress of each case and address any concerns that the patient or parent might have. We feel by limiting the number of patients that pass through our office door in the course of a day, that we can continue to provide the best in orthodontic care possible. We are proud of our results, and are gratified by our satisfied patients.

Interested in orthodontic treatment? Contact us below to schedule an evaluation.

Visit any of our convenient Pittsburgh locations:

Bloomfield

4815 Liberty Ave.
(412) 682-7900

Moon Township

974 Beaver Grade Road
(412) 741-7700

Mt. Lebanon

750 Washington Road
(412) 563-5800

Pleasant Hills

850 Clairton Blvd.
(412) 469-9550

Scottdale

415 North Chestnut St.
(724) 887-0466

Sewickley

409 Broad Street
(412) 741-7700