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Luke Chapman Orthodontics, LLC

 

Orthodontics for Children and Adults

337.363.7666 or 337.896.4880

About Us

Complimentary Exam

 

We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday: Closed

 

First Visit

Thank you for choosing our office for your orthodontic evaluation. We hope your visit will be informative as well as enjoyable.


We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records.


During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.


Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?

Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?

  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

 

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and impressions for mounted study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour. We feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

 

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that 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. Also, we will answer any additional questions.

 

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

 

Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.

If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

 

Diagnostic Records and Consultation

If treatment is recommended at the new patient exam, then complete orthodontic records are necessary prior to beginning treatment. These records consist of photographic images, orthodontic x-rays, and mounted models of the teeth. With this information, the doctors can finalize treatment plans and treatment costs. Scheduling appointments to begin treatment and finalizing financial plans can be done at this point. If the individual case needs further study or input from other sources, a separate consultation will be scheduled to further discuss treatment options. A separate fee will be charged for the diagnostic records.

 

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed as you enter this new world of orthodontics. WELCOME!

 

Appointments

Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We will try to provide a telephone reminder call 24-48 hours before your scheduled appointment to supplement the appointment card you receive. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment. Please let us know if you cannot make the appointment. We request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel.

 

Financial/Insurance

It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Please ask us about financing options, credit card payments, and bank drafts. We thoroughly explain your options, so that we can accommodate your needs.

 

If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Remember that insurance policies vary, and we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will file your claims.

 

To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire.

 

Please remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.