It is always our goal to make each visit smooth, efficient, informative, and enjoyable.
Here's an overview of what you can expect the first time you come in:
When you first contact us, our friendly treatment coordinator, Tina, will gather all necessary information to ensure your visit goes smoothly. This may include insurance information and requests for x-rays from your dentist. If applicable, Tina will verify your insurance coverage prior to your visit.
Your First Visit
Every time you walk through our doors, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff. Dr. Shur will spend time with you to learn about your treatment desires and concerns. He'll do an exam to evaluate your bite, and recommend potential treatment solutions. He'll review your photographs and x-rays, as well as educate you on all your options.
After you meet with Dr. Shur, Tina will sit down with you to outline all your options and next steps. She'll sequence, coordinate, and schedule all follow-up items for you, and work with you to establish convenient financial arrangements. Dr. Schur will bring together any information provided by your dentist and/or other specialists. You'll leave our office feeling empowered, knowing exactly what to do next.
Start Your Treatment!
With a plan in place, we are ready to start your treatment! Throughout your treatment plan, Dr. Schur and his team will be with you every step of the way. We'll keep you updated on progress, answer any questions that come up, and ensure a smooth journey to the smile of your dreams.
New Patient Forms
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‘‘ A wonderful orthodontic practice. The courtesy, quality of care and pleasantness of care provided by Dr. Schur and his staff have been superlative. I sincerely feel as if I'm being cared for by friends. I highly recommend them. ’’
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When your teeth are properly aligned, they function better on many levels. They tend to not wear prematurely, and you'll benefit from decreased maintenance and expenses over time. Not to mention, your teeth will look their best!
Dr. Schur and his team proudly offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic treatment options. With decades of experience and many happy patients, you can confidently choose Dr. Schur for your orthodontic treatment.
We tailor all orthodontic treatments to the specific needs of each individual. As there is no generic treatment, there is no generic fee.
The only way we can properly determine costs is for you to make an appointment for a complimentary evaluation. During your visit, Dr. Schur will work with you and your dentist to determine the best treatment options for your needs and goals.
We do everything we can to be transparent about costs. You'll get a comprehensive overview of treatment costs and insurance coverage after your initial evaluation, so you can make an informed decision before moving forward.
For your convenience, we accept multiple forms of payment, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
We are preferred providers for many insurance plans, including Premera and Cigna. Since some plans don't require preferred provider status, we work with and accept others as well.
Our treatment coordinating team processes insurance for our patients, and typically verifies benefits before your initial visit. We aim to maximize Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits with proper planning. We provide interest-free payment plans, so our patients don't need to seek outside financing.
Treatment time depends upon a number of factors, including the complexity of your plan, your personal rate of tooth movement (determined by your bone physiology), and your compliance with the plan.
We will keep you informed and empowered with progress updates at each visit throughout your treatment.
Comfort level varies by each individual, but rest assured knowing we have a gentle and conservative touch. Excessive forces don't make teeth move any quicker, so we don't push anything unnecessarily.
We do our best to make your treatment as comfortable and efficient as possible, with minimal impact on your daily life.
The frequency of appointments also varies with your treatment plan. Patients in braces are typically seen every 4-6 weeks, while Invisalign patients need to come in less often.
You'll get a more precise overview of check-up requirements when you come in for your initial complimentary consultation.
YES! We know your time is precious and we respect this, so our office runs on time. We pride ourselves on proper scheduling so that your care is provided promptly, effectively, and efficiently.
Please call our office as soon as possible to determine if rescheduling would be appropriate.
We keep a prompt schedule, so you can always count on being seen on time. It is not in your best interest for us to try to "squeeze you in" if it will compromise treatment quality.
Absolutely. In fact, our practice serves roughly 45% of adults. Dr. Schur enjoys working with patients of all ages, whether for conventional or complex interdisciplinary care.
We work with some of the most skilled and knowledgeable dentists and specialists on the Eastside and in Seattle to ensure you get the very best results.
By helping our patients achieve their greatest potential in oral health and appearance, we improve their confidence and overall health for a lifetime.
Here are a few ways we show our commitment to our patients: