Is this a free consultation?
Yes, the consultation is complimentary. We include full records of digital x-rays, photos, and digital scan of your teeth, a treatment plan, and financing options. Dr. D’Ascoli will do a thorough examination to develop a treatment plan for the patient.
Does Invisalign cost more than braces?
No, at our office braces and Invisalign are the same fee. We would prefer you to do what you would be most successful for and of course, based on Dr. D’Ascoli’s treatment recommendation. Most offices will charge more for Invisalign due to their demand and higher lab fee for the practice.
What do braces or Invisalign cost?
If it is full comprehensive treatment, it can range from $4,000-$7,500. Treatment fees can vary if it is an early treatment (Phase 1) or Phase 2. If you are a transfer patient and looking to finish out your current orthodontic treatment, fees will be assessed on progress. Treatment fee will vary on the duration and complexity of your case. As a private practice, we are on par with other practices in our area.
We are locally owned and operated. We are not owned by a corporate entity or financed by an investment firm.
Am I too old for braces/ Invisalign?
If your teeth, roots, and bone are healthy, then we can consider orthodontic treatment for you. Almost half of our practice consists of adult patients. It is best to have Dr. D’Ascoli evaluate you for treatment at a consultation.
What is too young for braces/ Invisalign?
This can vary with each child’s dental and facial development. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends a child get their first orthodontic evaluation at age 7. We recommend early treatment only if it is beneficial to the patient. Some things to consider correcting sooner for early treatment are cross bites, underbites, severe crowding, and airway orthodontics so facial and dental growth can be optimum. Coming in for a complimentary consultation can be very beneficial to parents of young children.
Is a referral required?
A referral is not required to come see us for a consultation. Please call our office or visit our website to schedule your complimentary consultation.
What if I don’t have insurance, can I still be evaluated?
Yes, of course. Not all our patients have dental insurance. Self pay with flexible financing options are available.
Why do you need my insurance information?
We would like to be prepared as much as possible for your consultation so we can be accurate when it comes to insurance coverage for orthodontics. As a courtesy, we bill and collect your insurance benefits.
Are you billing my insurance for the consultation?
No, we only bill your insurance if you become a patient and receive treatment with us.
Will my insurance cover the consultation?
Since our consultations are complimentary, your insurance isn’t involved.
Do you charge additional fees for photos, X-rays, or additional records?
Records such as photos, x-rays, and digital scans are included in our treatment fee. These are included in your complimentary consultation so we can make the best treatment recommendation for you.
Why do you have so many locations?
We have multiple locations to better service our region and patients. You can schedule at the most convenient office that works for you. It is the same doctor and team at any of our offices.
Do you offer sleep apnea appliances?
Yes, we can take care of mild to moderate sleep apnea with a dental device. Dr. D’Ascoli has been treating mild to moderate sleep apnea for 40 years and is considered a comprehensive orthodontist with experience in airway orthodontics.
Does insurance cover sleep appliances?
This varies with each insurance policy. Some insurance policies require a sleep apnea study with results prior to getting any sleep apnea device with us. Some dental insurance plans that offer orthodontic benefits will cover a portion of your fee. The amount of coverage varies.
Can you bill medical insurance for sleep appliances?
This varies with each insurance policy. Some require a sleep apnea study with results prior to getting any sleep apnea device with us and the amount of coverage varies. As a self pay, you can opt to get a sleep apnea device.
Can I go to any office if I’m in treatment or just where I went for the consultation?
Of course, patients can schedule at any office that is convenient for their appointments.
Do you take Care Credit?
Yes, we accept Care Credit.
Do you take MediCAL?
No, we are not accepting MediCAL at this time. Our MediCAL patients are self pay.
Do you take Medicare?
No, we do not take Medicare. Medicare does not offer orthodontic benefits.
Do you take Medicaid?
Yes, we accept Nevada Medicaid. Although Medicaid does not offer orthodontic benefits to adults, it does offer it to minors. The patient must be established at a general dentist who can provide a referral and can confirm certain attendance criteria and medical necessity must also be established by Dr. D’Ascoli. The evaluation is offered for free during the complimentary consultation. If you do not have dental insurance, don’t let this deter you! We offer low-cost, interest-fee flexible financing plans that we’d be happy to review with you! Adult patients who have Medicaid do not need referrals from their dentist and are on self-pay.
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Reno, NV our doctor and team at D’Ascoli Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Carson City, Gardnerville, Incline Village & Fernley, NV, South Lake Tahoe, CA and Surrounding Areas.