Here at Murphy Orthodontics, we want to make your initial visit with us as convenient as possible. Below, you will find helpful information on what you can expect. Our board-certified orthodontist, Chris Murphy, DDS, looks forward to meeting you, and our friendly team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us today for additional information, or to schedule a complimentary consultation.
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We are excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. As a courtesy, your first visit and initial consultation with us is complimentary. We appreciate that each patient comes to us with varied concerns, goals, and expectations about orthodontic treatment. We set aside ample time at your first visit to obtain needed diagnostic information (digital photographs, x-rays, etc.) and then discuss all aspects of your orthodontic treatment with you. During this exam we will address the following areas, and we encourage you to ask questions as well:
- Is orthodontic treatment appropriate?
- Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
- What orthodontic treatments will be used to correct the problem?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will it cost?
- What are my payment options?
Our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take. If orthodontic treatment is not yet needed, we offer complimentary observation visits (including membership in our “Kids’ Club” observation program) as we monitor future growth and bite development.
Financial & Insurance Information
Orthodontic treatment is an outstanding investment. We strive to provide high-quality, affordable treatment that fits into your budget. Murphy Orthodontics accepts a full range of payment methods, including financing options available through our practice, as well as via third-party lending companies. We can also help you navigate your insurance policy to determine whether coverage is available for your specific treatment.
Orthodontic Financing and Payment Options
Murphy Money – Oral Hygiene Incentive Program
To help motivate our patients to maintain excellent brushing and flossing habits, we offer the Oral Hygiene Incentive Program. Kids of all ages who receive an A grade for clean teeth have the opportunity to earn Murphy Money, which they can exchange for a wide range of enticing rewards. Tokens are given for completing various tasks, including:
- Keeping appliances in good condition (no broken braces)
- Showing up to the appointment on time
- Wearing rubber bands as directed
- Wearing the T-shirt provided on the first visit
The most important responsibility is brushing well. Patients must receive an A for good oral hygiene before any tokens will be awarded for additional good behavior. Murphy Money comes in silver and gold, and the tokens can be collected and exchanged for toys, gift cards (Starbucks, Best Buy, Jamba Juice, movie tickets, iTunes, Amazon, and more), and other prizes. Our in-office Murphy Money Wall offers more details and shows the full range of rewards available.
For more information about your first visit, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Murphy, please contact our office today.