What To Expect
Visit 1 – Consultation
At your first visit, you will meet with Dr. Kopicki for an initial orthodontic consultation. Medical history will be reviewed and a comprehensive oral examination will take place. Sometimes, an x-ray may be necessary to determine if you are ready to start braces treatment.
After the exam, Dr. Kopicki will review treatment options tailored specifically for you. Our treatment coordinator will review an estimate of fees of service, insurance coverage and payment plans available to you to make the process as easy as possible.
Visit 2 – Records
At this visit, full orthodontic records will be taken so that the teeth and bite can be fully diagnosed. This will include photographs of the face, teeth and bite, impressions of the teeth and usually an additional x-ray. Separators are placed at this appointment as well.
Visit 3 – Diagnosis/Banding and Bonding
At the third visit, Dr. Kopicki will meet with the patient and their family to review the goals and/or limitations of treatment and to discuss in detail the treatment plan. Payment arrangements will be finalized at this appointment as well and any necessary paperwork signed.
If full braces are prescribed, the braces (bands and brackets) will be placed at this appointment. If an appliance is recommended, bands will be fit around the back teeth and an impression will be taken to have the appliance fabricated.
Generally patients will be seen once every 4 to 6 weeks in order to make adjustments to the braces, check for any broken appliances and continue treatment. If these appointments are missed, braces may be on for a longer period than originally estimated so make sure to come on time to these appointments.
Will I be able to afford treatment?
At Germantown Orthodontics, we strive to make treatment affordable. We would never want finances to stand in the way of someone achieving their perfect smile. We have payment plans available that typically require a small amount down. The monthly payments are conveniently set up on automatic debit so you never have to worry about remembering to make your payments. These payment plans are financed through the office and are INTEREST FREE over the length of treatment. At your first appointment, estimated treatment fees will be reviewed along with expected insurance benefits. The staff will work with you to set up a payment plan that works within your financial budget so that your orthodontic treatment is stress free!
Will my insurance cover any of this?
These days, insurance companies will often contribute to orthodontic treatment! The amount varies greatly. Once we have your insurance information, we can determine your benefit level and show you exactly how that will affect your treatment fees. We currently accept most major insurances and participate with several PPO plans as well. Because there is so much variation, it is best to call our office for more specific information on what your plan covers. We also handle the submissions of insurance claims so that your orthodontic experience is as hassle free as possible! Discounts are also given for paying your portion in full or if multiple family members are in treatment. *Some exclusions apply
At Germantown Orthodontics, we absolutely LOVE new patients! Referring a family member or friend is the highest compliment you could give us. We thank you for thinking of us and trusting us to deliver care to your friends and loved ones.
What Sets Us Apart?
Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Kopicki became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2012. Achieving diplomate status involves a rigorous series of exams and presentations of treated orthodontic cases. Not every orthodontist is Board Certified and it is a true testament to her commitment to the field of orthodontics to have undergone this additional testing. You can feel comfortable and confident in her ability to treat you or your children knowing that she has taken the extra step in ensuring her professional expertise.
We realize that one size does not fit all. Dr. Kopicki will tailor each treatment plan specifically for you and your individualized needs. She will thoroughly discuss all treatment options with you to make sure you feel comfortable and knowledgeable in proceeding with treatment.
New State Of The Art Facility
Germantown Orthodontics is a brand new facility. We trust that when you walk through the door you will feel comfortable and at home in our contemporary, modern and clean office.
All Digital Technology
Germantown Orthodontics utilizes the latest and greatest in orthodontic and dental technology. We are an all digital office including x-rays which reduces radiation dosage to our patients.
Dr. Kopicki strongly believes in continuity of care. She is the only doctor in the office and she will be with you at every step, from the initial consultation visit to the wonderful day when your braces are removed ensuring you receive the best possible care and have the highest level of results possible.
We love to have fun at our office and want to make straightening your teeth as enjoyable as possible. We have regular drawings and contests with great giveaways, and also hand out Germantown Orthodontics swag. During your treatment, we have tons of flavors to choose from for your impressions and over 30 cool colors to customize your braces!