Orthodontic FAQs

What should I expect during a virtual consultation?

Now you can have an orthodontic consult from the convenience of your home! Dr. Katie and staff can discuss your concerns and goals regarding treatment and provide you with a preliminary treatment and financial plan.

Submit your pictures and necessary insurance information through our virtual consultation portal HERE. Dr. Katie will review your records and send you your individually tailored treatment plan so you can be one step closer to your new smile!


What should I expect during a in-office consultation?

After a quick office tour, we will take detailed records of your mouth and face. Drs. Vincent and Bullwinkel will review these records and do a complete clinical exam. They will go over an individually tailored treatment plan and answer any questions the patient and family may have.

Following the clinical assessment, our treatment coordinator will review a detailed financial plan. This plan will factor in any available insurance coverage and will break down payments for families through our 0% interest, in-house financing.

We encourage our patients and families to ask any and all questions during these consultations so we can provide you with YOUR best orthodontic experience.


How long are the consultation appointments?

Virtual consultations typically take twenty to thirty minutes to complete. They are designed to fit in easily with your busy schedule so your family can get an idea of what orthodontic treatment would look like with Vincent & Bullwinkel Orthodontics.

In-office consultations are sixty-minute appointments. These cover everything from records to treatment plans and financial plans. We understand orthodontic treatment can be big decision and want to be there to assist your family however we can.


What is the next step after my consultation?

Next steps will depend on Drs. Vincent and Bullwinkel ’s treatment recommendations. Some patients are ready for treatment right away, while for others we suggest waiting until dental work has been completed or more permanent teeth have erupted. Regardless, our treatment coordinator will guide you and your family through the process at the end of your consultation appointment.


Can I start treatment the same day as my consultation?

Yes, we can most definitely start a patient’s treatment the same day as their consultation! We love being able to offer this opportunity for patients who are ready to start their orthodontic journey!


Does your office accept insurance?

Our office does accept all insurances! We would be happy to file these for you to determine your benefits. This preliminary estimate from your insurance company can be considered when drafting an orthodontic payment plan.


What are my payment options for treatment?

Our office offers interest-free, in-house financing. We allow families to spread our fee over time to reduce the monthly fee and give you flexibility to budget payments. We do provide discounts to those who would like to pay in full and accept HSA/FSA debit cards.

CareCredit is our third-party option for those who would like even more flexibility with monthly payments. If your family has orthodontic insurance coverage, we can take insurance estimates into consideration to further reduce your take-home fee.

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