Presque Isle, ME (Maine) Orthodontist Maurice J. Belden, DDS      
Office Visits

Initial Examination (Complimentary)

Office Policies This allows us to look at the patient and become familiar with the type of problem(s) that exist. Very often the determination can be made on treatment; when it should be started, possible duration of treatment, and estimation of the cost.

Diagnostic Records

Should the determination be made that more information is needed, an additional appointment may be set up. At that visit, important information used to determine the need for treatment and/or what treatment will be necessary can be obtained. These include facial and intra-oral photographs, plaster study models of teeth, and panoramic, cephalometric, and anterior-posterior x-rays.

Consultation

This visit is the companion visit to the Diagnostic Records visit. Dr. Belden will explain the nature of the problem and offer potential treatments should it be determined necessary. Should the patient not be ready for any treatment at that time, a recall appointment may be set up.

Recall

Patients who were not ready for any type of treatment will be periodically called back for observation. These visits are generally scheduled on three, six, nine, or twelve month intervals.

Treatment Visits

When a patient is in active treatment, visits are scheduled most often at three to six week intervals, depending on the nature of the treatment that is taking place.

Office Policies
Payment & Office Policies

Cost

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 orthodontics affordable.

Fees

In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established this financial policy:
  • We offer "hassle-free" automatic on-line payments through your checking account.
  • If full payment is made at the onset of treatment, we will offer a fee discount. (If you have insurance, we will offer a discount for payment of your portion of the fee that will not be covered by insurance.)
  • 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.
Insurance

If you have insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. We ask 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 claims and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.

Patient Forms

Child Form [Word doc]

Adult Form [Word doc]

Dr. Maurice J. Belden, Orthodontist | 176 Academy St. | Presque Isle, ME 04769 | 207.764.5393 | beldenbraces@drbelden.com

The orthodontic practice of Dr. Maurice Belden provides quality orthodontic care for adults and children in Presque Isle and Fort Kent, ME (Maine).  Dr. Belden is a certified Invisalign invisible clear braces provider.  Contact our practice to schedule an orthodontic consultation.

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Our two offices; Presque Isle and Fort Kent serve these communities and the following communities in Maine and New Brunswick, Canada: Maine: Mapleton, Castle Hill, Mars Hill, Wallagrass, Easton, Eagle Lake, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Caribou, New Sweden, Ashland, Van Buren, Bridgewater, Washburn, Monticello, Soldier Pond, Blaine, Monticello, Oakfield;  New Brunswick, Canada: Grand Falls, Clair, Perth-Andover, Edmundston, Woodstock, St. Leonard, Hartland, Centreville, Florenceville, Drummond, New Denmark, Bath, Bristol