Maarten Broess DDS, DMSc, DMD, PC | Fixed Metal or Ceramic Braces, Two-Phase Treatment and Adult Orthodontics

New Patients


Your first visit is your opportunity to get to know our practice, see our facility, and meet our office team. During your initial appointment, we’ll discuss your orthodontic concerns, collect the relevant health history and background information, and perform a clinical exam to establish a baseline for care.

Maarten Broess DDS, DMSc, DMD, PC | Generic Clear Braces, Orthodontics for Children and Two-Phase Treatment

Patient Forms

You can save time and expedite your first visit by completing the forms in our “New Patient Package” at home. Also, remember to bring your insurance card and an ID with you to your first appointment.

Your First Consultation

At your initial consultation, we want to know what your or your child’s concern is regarding your or your child’s smile, facial esthetics, and bite. Prior to your visit, we will have contacted your dentist for copies of your x-rays. If you have copies of x-rays, please bring them to the appointment. If you wear a retainer or nightguard bring these too.

After discussing your orthodontic concerns. Dr. Broess will examine your facial esthetics, smile, and your teeth. Our assistants will take regular photos of your bite and smile and if necessary, take x-rays. These records are all free of charge and necessary to come to a treatment plan for you or your child.

After Dr. Broess has examined the records, he will discuss the possible treatment options. After this, our treatment coordinator will go over the finances and payment plans available.

Payment Options

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

If full payment is made at the onset of treatment, we will offer a 5% fee discount. Additionally, if you have insurance, we will offer a discount for payment of your portion of the fee that will not be covered by your insurance.

To fit your individual needs, financial arrangements can be made to extend your payments over an 18-24 month period. For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We also accept CareCredit and sometimes run special financing promotions.

In cases of serious delinquency, treatment will be discontinued, although we will make every effort to accommodate patients with temporary difficulties.

Payment Costs

The cost of treatment depends on the severity of your bite. Our treatment coordinator will discuss with you all the fees and payment options available to you before treatment begins. We have several payment plans to suit different budgets, including a no-down-payment option. We also accept assignments from most insurance plans and file the necessary papers to the insurance company for you. We work hard to make your orthodontic treatment as easy as possible for you.

Insurance Plans

If you have insurance, we will determine the coverage you have available. We ask that you assign your insurance benefit to us. Generally, your insurance will only pay a certain amount for orthodontic treatment. For the balance, we can help you with our various payment plans.

We are participating providers with Delta Dental, Blue Cross Dental, Cigna Dental and MetLife. We also work with most other insurance carriers and will do all the paperwork for you. There is generally very little work from your side needed. Please call us with your insurance information prior to your visit and we will be happy to explain your benefits to you.

Your orthodontic treatment will start after this appointment.

Starting Your Orthodontic Treatment

The appointment when we start your treatment (braces, expanders, Invisalign aligners, etc.) takes either one or two sessions of about 45 minutes. Once you are in active treatment, we will see you at regular intervals 6 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 15 to 20 minutes. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.

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Contact Info

1414 Atwood Avenue
Suite 320
Johnston, RI 02919
Existing Patients: (401) 831-1414
New Patients: (401) 354-2013

Office Hours

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon., Thu., Sat., Sun.