How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
The cost of orthodontic treatment varies accordingly based on the severity of each particular case and, on the amount of time required to complete the case. Options such as porcelain brackets or the Invisalign® system will add to the overall cost of the treatment. The best way to determine the fee is to make an appointment for an orthodontic consultation in our office. At that time, your particular situation will be properly evaluated and the fee for your particular situation will be discussed.
Please note that when we calculate the cost of treatment in our office, our fee will reflect the total cost of treatment, from initial records to the placement of retainers to complete your case.
Will my insurance pay for orthodontic treatment?
Each person has an individual diagnosis, and each person has an individual insurance program. Insurance programs have different amounts of coverage available for orthodontic treatment, and in the majority of cases, those patients that have orthodontic benefits through their employer can expect to receive some type of reimbursement from the insurance company towards the total cost of treatment. During your initial consultation, we will discuss with you how your particular policy handles orthodontic claims. In the meantime, you may call your insurance company yourself to request information concerning your particular orthodontic coverage.
The insurance plans that we accept are:
- United Concordia
- UPMC dental advantage
- Met Life
Please call the office or your insurance provider if you have questions.
We also accept all major credit cards.
Are payment plans available?
Yes. Most of our patients choose to have the balance of their orthodontic treatment fee spread out over the approximate duration of treatment. During your initial consultation, we will discuss a payment plan, which is comfortable and affordable to your particular situation.
How do I schedule an initial consultation appointment?
It's easy. Just call our office to schedule an appointment. There is no fee for the initial visit. The appointment takes approximately 30 minutes. During that time, the patient will be evaluated and any problems will be noted and discussed. An appropriate treatment sequence will be presented, and the cost of the treatment will be discussed, as well as payment options and your insurance information. It is most helpful for both of us, if you have your insurance benefits with you at the time of the appointment. The goal for this initial visit is to determine whether Orthodontic Therapy is needed and to answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment and the cost of treatment.
Why is your office unique?
Orthodontic offices in our area and across the country have developed a trend in treating orthodontic patients in volume. Most practices try to see as many patients as possible in a given time frame. Sometimes, four to six patients are seen at the same time. To accomplish this, the orthodontist delegates tasks to the orthodontic assistant that he or she should be performing. Because of this type of scheduling they are unable to see the patient on an individual basis. In our office, we have made a dedicated decision not to enter into this policy.
We see each and every patient on an individual basis. We pride ourselves on the fact that the doctor evaluates each patient at each visit, himself, as we feel it should be. We arrange appointments so that there is enough time to complete each procedure, evaluate the progress of each case and address any concerns that the patient or parent might have. We feel by limiting the number of patients that pass through our office door in the course of a day, that we can continue to provide the best in orthodontic care possible. We are proud of our results, and are gratified by our satisfied patients.
Interested in orthodontic treatment? Contact us below to schedule an evaluation.
My son has started the process of getting an expander and braces. He was nervous. I was nervous. Dr. Deme is SUPER awesome with kids. He explained everything that was going to happen and even went over the patient consent with my son to make sure he understood what was going on. For a process I really hoped my kids wouldn't have to go through, his experience is a million times better than mine was. If you need any type of orthodontic work done, go here. Seriously. You won't be disappointed.
I have two children being treated by them with another to likely need the same treatment soon. Great with the kids during what can be a painful process. Always willing to take the time to completely answer questions from kids and parents.
I can't say enough good things about Pittsburgh Orthodontic Group. My 2 children have been patients for more than a year and we have received nothing but professional service every time. Dr. Deme and Dr. Gobbie are both pleasant and have established a wonderful relationship with my kids. Dr. Deme once dealt with an unforeseen situation in an extremely timely manner. Bonus: the hygienist and the receptionist are equally welcoming and efficient.
As an adult, I was not looking forward to the idea of having braces — especially since I'd had them when I was in my 20s. I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea, and the doctors thought that my best chance was to have reconstructive oral surgery on my lower jaw. The first step was to work with an orthodontist, and I am so happy that I was referred to Dr. Gobbie and his team. They worked with me and my oral surgeon every step of the way — sometimes literally holding my hand! I would never have made it without their help, and now thanks to them, I can breathe, eat and sleep like a normal person.
Thank you so much to Dr. Gobbie, Dr. Deme, Patti and Beth — you have given me so much to smile about!
I had my teeth straightened here, when no other orthodontist could help. Dr. Gobbie did an excellent job. He made a plan and did what I wanted, where all other orthodontists said my teeth were straight. But not in my eyes, they weren't. Dr. Gobbie fixed them to my likings. I would recommend him to anybody who needs their teeth straightened.
Dr. Gobbie and Invisalign gave me my beautiful smile!
I'm so happy that I decided to go ahead with the Invisalign process. It was very easy and didn't take long at all. Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth and it's not very noticeable. Being in my twenties, it was perfect for me because most people didn't even notice that I had anything on my teeth. The trays didn't bother me at all, they were comfortable and I got used to them very quickly.
Dr. Gobbie was great. He and his staff are very friendly and made me feel comfortable every time I had a visit. I trusted him completely - and I'm glad I did! I'm very happy with the way he transformed my smile!
Dr. Gobbie and his team are the best and most professional. Our daughter has the most beautiful smile. Because of his perfection she can not stop smiling! Thanks Dr. Gobbie!
Dr. Deme is great! My kids love him. The work he has done for them has gone smoothly and looks really good. I would recommend Pittsburgh Orthodontics Group to everyone.
Dr. Deme is absolutely amazing! I am beyond happy with my end results! I would recommend his services to any and everyone! The environment in the Mt. Lebanon office is always friendly and welcoming!
My daughter and I really like Dr. Deme. He's very kind and takes the time to explain what is going on, and answered all our questions patiently. He also helped us think through how to play a wind instrument with braces which I was concerned about.
Love, love, love Dr. Deme and the girls! I could not be happier with the service and the results from my invisalign! All smiles here! (-:
Forever thanking Dr. Gobbie for the great smile I'm sure to use everyday of my life!
Great friendly office that is outstanding with kids. Very flexible with scheduling and responsive when the unknown occurs. Their work is of the highest quality and produces BIG smiles!
I have two boys in braces and couldn't be more pleased with the treatment. Dr. Deme always takes time to explain what he is doing so we understand the process and next steps. I feel like he isn't just an orthodontist but also an artist who is sculpting my children's mouths into a perfect smile. He has contacted us over the weekend on a couple occasions when a child has a new retainer or recently installed braces just to make sure things are going well. The office staff are flexible and friendly when I need to change appointments.
I came into their office needing surgical treatment because my teeth and my jaws were all over the place. Two years later my teeth look perfect, and Dr. Deme and Dr. Gobbie managed to align my teeth without surgery! They are truly genuine people and very family friendly all within a stress free environment. Thanks to Dr. Deme and Dr. Gobbie I will be able to smile confidently for the rest of my life!
Dr. Deme and Dr. Gobbie have been great to work with. Both of my kids are currently having work done on their smiles. Dr. Deme explained everything they wanted to do and why during the initial consultation. The staff is very friendly and will answer any questions you have.