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Orthodontics in Florida

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Junior Member
I don't even know where to start. Long story short. I know I'm responsible to find out if the Ortho I chose was in or out of network. When we first did the consultation I told her I needed to find out for sure, for sure if she was in network. She asked me to stay put and she would find out. Absolutely in network since she has patients in another office that work at the same place with the same plan. Ok, that worked for me. the nightmare begins! Come to find out not in network, they claim they have tried credentialing, when I contacted the dental Insurance, Ortho has not applied & not within network.

So it looks like I'm stuck with the whole bill, they have not accepted any payment from me. Initially said they would charge the insurance and me when patient insurance starts. So I started work early, which I realize now I should not have. I did sign a contract, the scheduled amount is is correct.

Been trying for weeks to talk to someone and have not, now its time to show up at the office.

Do I have a leg to stand on? I now want out of this and only the Ortho can remove the braces or brackets, not sure if brackets/braces mean the same thing.

Any suggestions?


Senior Member
If you started treatment before your insurance became effective, then it's not going to be covered regardless of network.

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