150 Weiss Road
Ste. 102
Cottleville, MO 63376

ph. 636.447.2083

Financial & Insurance Information

The cost of your orthodontic treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Our staff will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and your payment plan options so you can make the best choice for you, and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget so you will know what to expect before beginning treatment.

There are many different agreements between insurance carriers and their subscribers, and each contract provides a different benefit. However, orthodontic insurance generally differs from regular dental insurance in that each insured individual usually has a lifetime maximum benefit for orthodontic services. This benefit is paid as a percentage of the orthodontic fee (diagnostic records, initial fee, monthly payments, etc.) until the benefit maximum has been reached. Charges for lost or broken appliances may not be covered by insurance.

For your convenience we will gladly assist you in submitting both predetermination and initial insurance claims pertaining to charges for care rendered in our office. However, please be aware our primary financial relationship is with our patients or their families and not with their respective insurance companies. Final responsibility for collection of benefits from your insurance company rests with the insured party. Our professional services are rendered and charged directly to the patient or their family and they are responsible for payment of all fees incurred.

Contact your insurance company so you know exactly how much you can expect to be paid and when to expect payment. If desired, we will submit a pre-treatment claim for determination of benefits for you. If you would like our office to submit claim forms prior to treatment, we ask you provide us with the name, address, and telephone number of your insurance carrier as well as the appropriate forms. Please compete the insured or employee portion of your form and sign where indicated. We cannot render services on the assumption our charges will be paid by an insurance carrier. For your convenience, we will accept payments from your insurance company assigned to us by the insured. Such payments will be credited accordingly to your account. If your company requires verification of continuing treatment, you may send them a copy of your cancelled checks or cash receipts. If your insurance carrier provides a form for verification of continuing treatment, we will be glad to complete the signature portion.

For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard and Discover

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about dr. bauer

Matthew J. Bauer, DMD, MS is an orthodontic specialist, providing the most advanced orthodontic treatment in St. Charles County.

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the right age

Our treatment philosophy centers around insuring that your child's orthodontic care is timed appropriately for their individual needs

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your first vist

On your first visit, we will provide you with an introduction to our office and discuss your orthodontic concerns and goals.

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office tour

We strive to provide a light,fun, warm and welcoming environment. Take a tour of our Cottleville office before you stop by!

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