Our Family Can’t Wait to Welcome Yours

At Dougherty Orthodontics, you’ll enjoy customized care using advanced technology in a warm, fun, inviting environment that feels like home.

We can’t wait to meet you, so get started by checking out our helpful information below, which includes patient forms, financing and insurance details, and our step-by-step guide on what to expect during your first visit.

New Patient Forms

We can’t wait to meet you – so let’s get started!

Before seeing you as a new orthodontic patient, we need to gather a little information from you. To save time at your appointment, please fill out your forms online!

You may also fill these out at our office, but please arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to give yourself time to fill them out.

We value your privacy and would never sell or share your personal information. We use it solely to give you excellent service, speed up your visit, and help with your insurance. See you soon!

Reminders for your first visit:

  • There is no charge for your consultation appointment
  • This appointment takes about one hour
  • Save time by filling out our new patient forms at home
  • Please bring your dental insurance card

What to Expect

Here's your step-by-step guide to your first free visit to Dougherty Orthodontics.


Your Experience Starts With a Phone Call

  • At Dougherty Orthodontics, we'll call you the day before your first appointment to help prepare you for your visit.
  • We will also send you a welcome packet to give you an introduction to our office with forms to help us get to know you better.
  • Your first visit, or the “Consultation Appointment,” will take approximately one hour.

We Can’t Wait to meet you!

  • Arriving for your visit, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly staff.
  • After we show you how to check in on the front computer, please relax in the lobby with magazines, television, Wi-Fi, and our hospitality bar.

Take a Tour

  • Once we’ve gotten all your information, our Treatment Coordinator will promptly come out to the lobby to greet you. She will be excited to take you on a tour of Dougherty Orthodontics.
  • This is a great opportunity to see where you will be spending your time at each visit. This is your opportunity to start asking as many questions as you’d like!
  • We’d love to show you our digital X-ray equipment, paperless office system, and state-of-the-art sterilization center.
  • You'll also see the team and Dr. Stefanie Dougherty at work in the open clinic area and a glimpse of our current patients, who have already started on their way to a beautiful smile!

Let's Chat Privately

  • Your treatment coordinator will take you to your private consultation room where you will have pictures of your teeth and an X-ray taken at no cost to you.
  • This is where your treatment coordinator will begin listening to you and understanding the concerns you have with your teeth or smile.
  • We want to customize your treatment to accommodate your lifestyles, preferences, and goals.
  • Feel free to ask your Treatment Coordinator anything you would like to know about braces. We’re here to help!

A Comprehensive Orthodontic Exam

  • Dr. Dougherty will examine your teeth and jaw structure, and you can sit and discuss potential treatment options.
  • This important exam will address your orthodontic needs to determine if this is the proper time to begin treatment.
  • Again, feel free to ask questions!

Stay Informed & Educated

  • We want you to be informed and educated about your treatment.
  • If it's time for you to move forward with orthodontic treatment, our Treatment Coordinator will be happy to discuss your finances and answer any insurance questions you might have.
  • Our interest-free financing options make treatment affordable to everyone.
  • Here's a list of what you will have in your hands after your visit:
    • An information packet about braces/treatment at Dougherty Orthodontics
    • Your fee estimate and payment plan options

Finances & Insurance

Dr. Dougherty and the smile squad at Dougherty Orthodontics believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile, and that's why we make every effort to offer payment plans that work with your financial needs.

Every smile journey begins with a complimentary consultation.

At this appointment we will collect digital x-rays, photo images and perform a complete examination.

At the end of the visit, we will give you the cost of treatment and our treatment coordinator will be happy to discuss the payment options we offer to help make your treatment as budget-friendly as possible.

Although the cost of treatment depends on the patient’s individual orthodontic issues, we want you to know that there are no hidden fees or extra fees that will be added at a later date.

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Financial Policies

  • We offer flexible interest-free payment plans that are tailored to meet your budget.
    • These consist of a down payment followed by monthly payments during treatment.
  • If you choose our payment plan, monthly payments are made through electronic auto-debit from your debit or credit card.
    • This is a convenient and efficient way to ensure that your payment is received on time, every time.
    • This service is free for our patients.
  • For your convenience, we accept payment by:
    • VISA
  • 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 to pay your portion of the fee that will not be covered by insurance.)
  • We offer a Family Care Program that provides a fee reduction for each additional family member who begins treatment at Dougherty Orthodontics.
  • The late fee for a missed payment is $25.00.
  • In cases of serious delinquency, treatment will be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties.

We accept most insurance plans. If you provide us with your insurance plan information before you come in for your consultation, we will call your insurance company to find out your specific benefits.

The amount that your insurance covers will be deducted from the total treatment fee. As a service to you, we will take care of all the necessary insurance paperwork on your behalf.