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What To Expect At Lucas Orthodontics of Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL

New Patients
We can’t wait to welcome you to our Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL, orthodontics offices and to our Lucas Orthodontics family! Upon your arrival, Dr. Albert Lucas will conduct a thorough clinical orthodontic examination and explain all aspects of possible orthodontic treatment for you.

The Purpose Of The Initial Examination Is To Answer:

  • What sort of problem is present, if any?
  • When is the proper time to begin braces and orthodontic treatment?
  • What type of treatment is indicated?
  • How long will orthodontic treatment take?
  • How much will braces and orthodontic treatment cost?

New Patient Forms

Please take a minute to print and fill out the Lucas Orthodontics patient information form before your first appointment:

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What’s Next?

If orthodontic treatment and braces are needed, your appointment for Diagnostic Records is scheduled. If time allows, these diagnostic records can be taken at the initial visit.

What Are Diagnostic Records?

  • Study models of your teeth
  • Panoramic and cephalogram radiographs and tracings
  • Doctor’s studying the diagnostic records and determining the best course of orthodontic treatment and braces

What Is The Cost Of Braces & Orthodontic Treatment?

We work hard to make braces and orthodontic treatment affordable; however the cost of treatment will depend upon the severity of the patient’s problem. Our coordinator Shimeka will discuss all fees and payment options with you to help you choose the best plan!

What Does Your Investment Include?

Your investment includes:

  • Orthodontic records, which consists of x-rays, study models, and a personalized growth study workup to determine your treatment objectives.
  • Active treatment fee for both early treatment options and complete comprehensive treatment with braces or Invisalign® including all appliances, orthodontic office visits, and procedures performed in our Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL, orthodontic officesBraces are durable and should last through the entire treatment period if the patient follows instructions. If appliances require replacement due to loss, breakage, misuse, or failure to eliminate foods that cause damage, we reserve the right to charge an additional replacement fee.
  • One set of final retainers for our comprehensive (Phase II) patients is provided upon completion of your braces and orthodontic treatment. There is a replacement fee for each additional retainer that is lost or broken.

What Doesn’t Your Investment For Braces & Orthodontic Treatment Include?

  • Work performed at other dental offices outside our orthodontic practices in Pembroke Pines or Plantation, FL.
  • If an accident or injury occurs during treatment which results in TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular-Joint) complications, additional orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, etc., a fee adjustment may be required to complete treatment under these unusual circumstances.

Assignment Of Benefits

We accept assignment of benefits for most insurance plans. By doing this, the family’s out-of-pocket expense is substantially lower. If we do not accept assignment of benefits from your plan, we will be happy to file claims so that the insured can be reimbursed directly. Should there be any change in your policy prior to full payment of the insurance benefit, please contact our orthodontic office immediately so adjustments may be made to your contract.

Office Hours In Our Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL, Orthodontic Offices

It is our goal to see you on time for every appointment.  We request that all patients arrive on time to avoid any delays in braces and orthodontic treatment.  Your cooperation and consideration with appointments is greatly appreciated by our Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL, orthodontic offices and the patients that are seen after you!

What Our Patients Say

  • The best Orthodontist, assistants, and office staff! After two years wearing braces, they’re finally off! I’m so happy with the results, Doctor Lucas is truly amazing and knowledgeable, his staff are very patient and caring, definitely highly recommend!!!!

    - Andy H.
  • My experience here has always been amazing. This is my 2nd time getting braces with them due to not wearing my retainer. I was very pleased with my results the first time and am sure I will achieve the same beautiful smile a 2nd time. Glory at the front desk is very kind and helpful when checking you in and working you up. All the staff is very sweet and I love how clean and bright the facility is.

    - Victoria O.
  • I’ve have been coming to Lucas Orthodontics for almost 15 years. All three of my children have excellent smiles. The staff and Dr. Lucas are AMAZING to say the least. I highly recommend going there. Thank you so much!!!

    - Fior T.
  • Dr. Lucas is very good and his staff was very attentive and caring. They showed patience and kindness to my son. They made him feel safe and comfortable through a very uncomfortable procedure. Thank you!

    - Michelle R.

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