Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the office hours?
- How long will my treatment take? How frequent are the appointments?
- What special training do The doctors have in orthodontics?
- What are the financial considerations?
- What are orthodontic diagnostic records?
- What "Quality of Treatment" components are an integral part of your practice?
What Are The Office Hours?
For your convenience and continuity of care, Dr. Musich and Dr. Busch’s practice are in only one location — this office! This allows a good selection of hours for your appointments:
- Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM (September through May)
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM (June through August)
- Thursday: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
- Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM
* Actual schedule may vary slightly depending on school schedules and holidays.
Thank you for reviewing our most frequently asked questions. If you have any questions, please let us know. We are here to answer your questions and help in your orthodontic decisions.
How Long Will My Treatment Take? How Frequent Are The Appointments?
An average full treatment orthodontic case takes approximately 18 to 30 months to complete. The frequency of your visits depends upon the phase of treatment. Based on individual treatment needs and the type of treatment, visits will be from three to eight weeks apart. Please give orthodontic appointments priority to keep your treatment on schedule.
What Special Training Do The Doctors Have In Orthodontics?
Dr. Musich and Dr. Busch have completed a 4-year dental school program followed by a 2-year American Dental Association accredited program in the specialty of orthodontics. Dr. Musich and Dr. Busch have degrees in orthodontics and also a specialty license to exclusively practice orthodontics in Illinois.
What Are The Financial Considerations?
There is a broad range of fees for orthodontic treatment in our practice.
All fees are determined by case difficulty and individual therapeutic requirements. There will be a fee reduction when more than one family member is in treatment.
We offer a variety of affordable payment plan options for your convenience.
What Are Orthodontic Diagnostic Records?
Standard Records Include:
- Digital photographs
- Orthodontic study models
- Cephalometric profile head x-ray
Additional Rrecords May Include:
- Panoramic x-ray
- PA Cephalogram (posterior-anterior) is a front head x-ray.
- TMJ X-rays or Tomograms of the jaw joint used to diagnose malpositions of the joint.
- Other — occasionally other records may be prescribed by the doctor to aid in monitoring growth or other factors affecting treatment.
- Treatment Conference — Approximately 2-3 weeks following your records appointment, a conference will be scheduled to review your treatment plan and discuss the financial arrangements.
What "Quality of Treatment" Components Are An Integral Part of Your Practice?
- A licensed, trained and highly qualified orthodontist is available five days per week.
- Our staff is available to monitor oral health, communicate updated information to your general dentist's office, and integrate your orthodontic treatment with your dentist's preventive program. Regular cleanings should be scheduled by you with your general dentist or periodontists.
- Highly skilled and trained dental assistants to work with the doctors and educate the patients regarding treatment procedures during each visit. Several of our assistants are certified by the Dental Assistants National Board. (Many of our assistants have been on staff for four to twelve years or longer.)
- An experienced business management staff to provide carefully planned appointment scheduling, detailed consultation prior to the initiation of treatment outlining available payment options, and updated information regarding your account. In addition, we will provide, on request, a super-bill form for you to submit to your insurance company; these forms include all information required by the insurance company to complete your claim.
- Sterilization procedures approved by the ADA. All tissues contact instruments are autoclaved; disposable supplies are used whenever possible.
- The most reliable and effective orthodontic treatment techniques are employed to facilitate excellent treatment results.
- Up-to-date computer systems to aid in record maintenance, scheduling and to process your account.