During your initial appointment, you will get to meet Dr. Anthony Marino at his Vacaville or Fairfield, CA location to discuss your orthodontic needs and concerns with him one on one. Dr. Marino will then perform an examination of your mouth and give you his recommendations for orthodontic treatment. He will answer any questions you have, give a rundown of how long he believes treatment will last, and discuss the types of treatment available to you.
Dr. Marino will be able to show you photographs with a computer program of different types of bite problems, to show you what can be accomplished in your individual case. Then a trained administrator will provide you with information about fees for your treatment, payment plan options, insurance, etc.
Your First Appointment Towards a More Confident Smile
Should a form of treatment be recommended to you, we will need to gather more detailed information in order to finalize a detailed treatment plan. The diagnostic records we create consist of photographs, a plaster model of the patient’s mouth, and x-rays of the patient’s teeth and jaw. The diagnostic record is generally created in a separate appointment, though sometimes can be completed during your initial exam. Dr. Marino will examine the records to confirm his diagnosis and decide the appropriate treatment needed.
Committed to affordable orthodontic services and a variety of payment options, including cash, Military discounts, most major credit cards, most orthodontic insurance carriers, and In-House Office Payment Plans, we are the team to trust with your smile.
Duration for Treatment
The time it takes for treatment depends on each individual patient (link to Patient Forms). Treatment in general ranges from 3 months to 30 months, depending on the severity of a patient’s mouth. Also, the patient’s effort in good oral hygiene, wearing their elastics or appliance as prescribed, and keeping appointments with Dr. Marino all factor in with the success and duration of treatment.
When you decide to get orthodontic treatment from Dr. Marino, please bring your insurance information with you to your first appointment. Our administrative staff will file necessary claims to get you the maximum amount of orthodontic coverage allowed by your insurance policy. If you have orthodontic insurance, we will get a pre-determination of insurance benefits and then present and verify them for your convenience. If needed, custom payment plans can accommodate patients’ needs.
Our office takes your privacy very seriously. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information and continue to be HIPAA compliant. Every employee is committed to collecting, using, and disclosing personal information in a professional and adult manner.
Dr. Marino makes sure that every staff member is aware of HIPAA policies and the importance of following proper protocol to keep our patients’ personal information safe.