TMJ Treatment Atlanta bases the fees for TMD therapy on the diagnosis and the time and materials necessary to bring about a resolution. The fees may include a bite splint and the bi-weekly adjustment appointments for a specified therapeutic interval. In general, the therapeutic intervals will fall into one of three categories: 6-10 weeks, 12-16 weeks and 4-6 months.
Depending on the complexity of the case, further diagnostic imaging may be necessary (MRI and/or CT scan X-ray) for TMD therapy. In that event, TMJ Treatment Atlanta will take care of filling out the referral form to the imaging speciality who will then coordinate the discovery of medical benefits and scheduling the actual imaging appointment. The doctors will request that the patient bring the CD with the images on it directly to TMJ Treatment Atlanta’s office.
Regarding using insurance for a bite splint therapy, there may be be cross-over between dental and medical insurance to help pay for your treatment. Each insurance carrier has different standards of coverage, and a wide range of reimbursement often exists within the same plan. In the event that coverage is available through both, medical must be filed and received first before a dental insurance claim can be submitted. TMJ Treatment Atlanta’s goal is always to help you receive whatever insurance benefits are available; however, all financial arrangements are made with you, our patient.