Patient Information

Your First Visit

There is no charge for your first visit at Erickson Orthodontics. Dr. Michael J. Erickson will take a complimentary x-ray and digital photos of your teeth and face. After reviewing these, Dr. Erickson will listen to your concerns and desires, and he will develop a plan for your orthodontic treatment that best fits your needs. Once you have decided to begin treatment, additional records will be taken to ensure the best possible outcome.

Accepted Insurance - Click Here To View List!

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. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf. Click here to view the list of companies we are a preferred provider, contact our office if your insurance company is not on the list.

Patient Forms

If you are a new patient to our office, please visit our Patient Forms page to download our new patient bundle with forms that will need to be filled out when you arrive at our office. Printing them, filling them out and bringing them with you will allow us to attend to your medical needs more quickly than completing them on your arrival. Thank you and please contact our office if you have any questions at all.

Regular Appointments

The initial appliance placement appointment usually takes from one to two hours. We would like to see you every four to six weeks to make adjustments to your braces or aligners, which usually takes twenty to forty minutes. It is important to keep these appointments. Missing appointments may prolong treatment. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and we ask that you extend that same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.

Office Hours - Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

As a service to our patients, we offer evening hours on Wednesday's. Because these appointment times are so desired, please cancel only if it is an emergency.

Treatment Fees

Dr. Erickson believes that cost should not be a barrier to receiving excellent orthodontic treatment.

The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient's problem and appliances used. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans (Click Here To View Accepted Plans), and file the necessary papers to the insurance company. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.

In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established this financial policy:

  • 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.)

  • To fit your individual needs, financial arrangements can be made to extend your payments over a period of months.

  • 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.

  • We also offer a substantial family discount (up to 10%) for multiple family members that have treatment in our office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here to view some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.

Interesting Dental Websites

In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting and helpful dental information. Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we provide a selection of links to other sites you might find interesting and informative. To view these visit our Links Page or Click Here