Transfer Treatment


What happens if we move during care?

Changing orthodontists during treatment requires additional planning. We will help you make the transition go as smoothly as possible. With the help of a national directory, we can give you a recommendation for an orthodontist in the town or city to which you are moving.

Will a move prolong orthodontic treatment time?

The estimated treatment time will generally take longer when a transfer is made during active treatment. Treatment takes longer because the new orthodontist must do a complete evaluation with recent models, photographs and X-rays. Additionally, it may take a few months for the new orthodontist to become familiar with the patient’s response to treatment.

What effect will a move have on the overall treatment costs?

Treatment costs will generally be increased when there is a transfer of care. The additional expense is related to updating the treatment plan, as well as progress records and the added length in treatment time. Our office will calculate the treatment fee to date and make necessary adjustments to the account.

What should I do after arriving at our new residence?

When you have completed your move, make contact with the new orthodontist as soon as possible to avoid any delay in treatment. The new orthodontist will request a transfer report and records from our office, and we will respond as quickly as possible.