Getting Started

First Visit

Every smile starts with an initial consultation!

Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.

What happens after the initial consultation?
You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment and your doctor will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.

Scheduling Appointments
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you. We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you.

Financial Information

The cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Our staff will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each available payment plan option, so that you can make the best choice for you and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment.

Affordable Payment Plans
Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best orthodontic care whenever you need it. Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or ideas about how we can make your entire orthodontic experience a pleasant one.

Convenient Online Services
With the simple click of a mouse, our secure online service allows you to view your appointment and account information any time, sign up for email or text appointment reminders, check your payment history, see current charges and even print out flex spending reimbursement and tax receipts. If you do not have a patient login, please let us know at your next appointment, and we will gladly help you set up your own personal account.

Discounts for Community Leaders
Dr. Summers is proud to offer courtesies and discounts for community leaders, including a 10% discount on Phase I or Full Treatment to Clergy or Missionary. First Responders (full-time employee as a police officer, medic, or fire fighter) get a 5% discount and any Charter School Employee (Buena Vista Elementary, Pelham Road Elementary, Riverside Middle School, and Woodland Elementary School) also receive a 5% discount.

Payment Methods
Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. If you have insurance that will be covering any portion of your orthodontic treatment, our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.

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