Dr. Michael Goldman, Orthodontist

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Our Office

Your First Visit

Your first visit will include:

  • Complete medical and dental history
  • A clinical orthodontic exam of the teeth and bite (occlusion)
  • Clinical exam of the facial balance and jaws (skeletal) relationship.
  • We will provide you with a written description of the orthodontic problem.
  • Treatment recommendation, fees, and what the next
    steps will be.

Your Second Visit

At the second visit to the orthodontist, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth and bones move under orthodontic care.

3rd Visit (Diagnosis) and Start of Treatment

After the doctor has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail. This will include appliances, removal of teeth if necessary, and the sequence of treatments. Disclosure Forms and Financial Agreements will also be addressed.

Regular Appointments

The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes from one to two hours. You'll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes twenty to forty minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency.

Payment & Office Policies

The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient's problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have payment plans to suit different budgets, including a no-down-payment option. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans, and file the necessary papers to the insurance company. We work hard to make the orthodontic treatment affordable.

In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established this financial policy:

  • To fit your individual needs, financial arrangements can be made to extend your payments over a period of months.
  • For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa and MasterCard.
  • In cases of serious delinquency, treatment will be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties.

If you have insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. We require that you assign your insurance benefit to us. The balance will be arranged for you to pay (see above). Professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance company is responsible to the patient and the patient is responsible to the doctor. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf. Office Policies

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Michael V. Goldman, DDS, MS, Chartered
1603 W. Ina Road | Tucson, AZ 85704
Tel: 520-297-7227 | Fax: 520-742-1575

St. Mary's Orthodontics, P.C.
1000 N. Silverbell Rd. | Tucson, AZ 85745
Tel: 520-624-0035 | Fax: 520-742-1575