10 Most Common Patient Questions

What Financing and Insurance Options Do You Offer?

We accept most insurances and offer 0% financing. If your policy offers coverage on orthodontic treatments, our patient coordinators will assist you in maximizing any benefits that are available to you. If your dental insurance policy covers orthodontic treatment, there is a good chance that you can receive partial reimbursement on your Invisalign treatment as well. For any remaining balance — or if you don’t have dental insurance coverage — you can choose a 0% interest monthly payment option.

Our Treatment Coordinator will discuss the payment options that best fit your need at the time of your initial consultation.

Is There A Fee For the Initial Consultation and X-rays?

All new patient exams are complimentary. We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have regarding you or your child’s orthodontic needs. Second opinions are never a problem. We can even start treatment on the very same day in some cases.

How Long Will My Orthodontic Treatment Take?

Depending on whether or not we are treating a specific cosmetic issue or you are undergoing comprehensive orthodontic therapy, the length of your case can vary greatly. On average, most patients wear their braces or Invisalign for an average of 12-18 months. Dr. Clauss will provide you with an estimated timeline at the time of your initial exam.

Interested in a faster option? We also offer problem focused orthodontics. Instead of straightening your entire smile, we align the teeth that are visible in the front: the ones that people see in your photographs!

Am I Too Old for Orthodontics?

Whether you’re a working professional, recent retiree, or have a young child, you’re welcome at our Watertown and Woodbury practices. It’s never too late to enjoy the benefits of a healthier, properly aligned smile.

Some of the types of services that we offer, include:

  • Problem focused orthodontic treatments for cosmetic concerns (short term ortho)
  • Traditional and ceramic braces
  • Invisalign translucent aligners
  • Interceptive orthodontic therapies for children (Phase 1, Phase 2, growth modification, etc.)

If you’re considering a particular type of braces or want an opinion about which options are most appropriate for you or your child, we’ll be happy to discuss all of the services that we offer and how they fit your unique situation. You’ll never know until you ask!

Why Should I See You Guys Instead of Another Orthodontist?

Everyone says that they treat their patients like family, but at Clauss Orthodontics, we really do.

Dr. Mark Clauss provides a holistic approach to treatments, enhancing both the function and health of the teeth, as well as the surrounding structures. His unique outlook on patient care is different than other Woodbury and Watertown area orthodontists, because he practiced general dentistry for several years prior to becoming an orthodontic specialist.

Do I Need A Dental Referral To Schedule An Appointment?

Not at all. You are more than welcome to call our Watertown or Woodbury location to schedule your free orthodontic consult without a dental referral.

It is important to make sure you are visiting your dentists every 6 months for cleanings and checkups so that there are no issues at the time of starting treatment.

What Services and Treatment Options Do You Offer?

We specialize in most orthodontic treatments and use the most advanced technology throughout your treatment. Here at Clauss Orthodontics, we offer services such as:

  1. Invisalign
  2. Traditional Metal Braces
  3. Clear/Ceramic Braces
  4. Phase 1 Treatment
  5. Problem Focused Orthodontics
  6. Soft Tissue Laser Therapy

Dr. Clauss will discuss treatment options that best fit your orthodontic concerns and bite misalignment during your initial consultation.

What Is The Price of Treatment?

Cost will vary depending on the type of treatment, length of treatment, and insurance coverage. Many patients choose our flexible financing payment options that offer 0% interest financing with an affordable monthly payment.

Our Treatment Coordinator will go over all of your financing options and questions at the time of your appointment.

Do You Offer Before School or Weekend Appointments?

At Clauss Orthodontics, we understand that your time is important. This is why we offer flexible hours to our busy patients.

  • Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 7 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: By appointment

What Other Concerns Does Orthodontic Treatment Help?

Besides correcting misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatment is known to help a wide range of oral health problems such as:

  1. Tooth Decay
  2. Periodontal Disease
  3. Worn Down Enamel

A straight and healthy smile not only improves oral health but increases self-esteem. Dr. Clauss and his team have treated thousands of patients and look forward to helping you throughout this experience.

Still have questions? Feel free to call our Watertown or Woodbury office to schedule an appointment.

Awesome experience with my daughters first appointment this week. We even just received a super sweet personalized note in the mail! All staff made her feel comfortable as she was a little hesitant.

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