Belle Meade
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Patient Information

Ready to get started with Lucas Orthodontic Group?

Your New Patient Forms
Complete your paperwork before you even step foot into one of our five locations.

As part of our commitment to providing convenient orthodontics…Learn more about our orthodontic services…, we offer the opportunity to fill in your paperwork before your appointment. All of our forms can be downloaded and filled out at your leisure. We ask that you bring along the completed forms and contact us with any questions you may have.

Forms are valid for any of our five office locations.

Financing & Orthodontic Insurance Options

We help you every step of the way, including the financial aspect of your visit.
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Payment Methods

As with our treatments, payment is clearly outlined before anything takes place. We offer flexible payment options to meet the needs of most individuals and families.

Your treatment plan provides a breakdown of costs and any fees. We have an experienced team who will discuss your financing options and payment plans at the time of service. We accept major credit cards.

Orthodontic Insurance Solutions

Our office strives to help you maximize your orthodontic insurance benefits. As insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service.

Referring Dentists

Lucas Orthodontic Group enjoys distinctive relationships with general dentists and specialists in the local area.

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If you are a general dentist in the Brentwood, Belle Meade, Nolensville, Gallatin, or Columbia areas, please contact one of our offices. We accept referrals for patients of all ages. We look forward to working with you!

If you would like more information, please reach out to our team.

Are You a New Patient?
Read the experiences of our current orthodontic family.


Dr. Lucas and team did a great job with my son's teeth. The braces were on and off in 14 months, minimal discomfort, easy scheduling, and several office locations for convenience.

Lisa C. (Actual Patient)


This orthodontist is awesome! I took my daughter here for a consult today and all I can say is wow! This was our second consult with an orthodontist and this experience was much better. Dr. Lucas and his staff are very friendly, make you feel welcome, and explain every part of your treatment plan.

Renee Y. (Belle Meade Patient)

Your Complimentary Consultation
Expect no surprises. Just five-star orthodontics when you visit any of our offices. Here's a little more information about what you can expect.
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Get Acquainted
At each of our offices, you receive the welcome and undivided attention you deserve. We help you get settled in by introducing ourselves and answering any initial questions you have. Our team then discusses what will happen during your visit and takes you through to see your orthodontist.
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Exam & Discuss
After getting to know your doctor and discussing the reason for your visit, the next step is to enjoy a comprehensive exam. To begin, we address your primary concerns and evaluate your records. Once you are ready, we use modern technology to assess your teeth and bite.
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Complete Diagnosis
When the exam is complete, your orthodontist explains the nature of your problem and provides you with your treatment options. Once agreed upon, he or she will write a summary and piece together your custom-made plan. This plan details the proposed treatment and our estimated fees.
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Question & Answer
Whether you are a child, teenager, or adult patient, we always encourage you to ask us any questions. We genuinely want you to feel at ease and be excited about getting your new smile. There is nothing you can’t ask! We are your family and orthodontic confidant.

What You Need to Know About Orthodontics

Five common questions, answered by the experts.
  • What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
    An orthodontist is a general dentist who has had two to three more years of full-time training in orthodontics, resulting in a nationally accepted specialty certificate. The orthodontist then limits their practice to straightening teeth and correcting jaw problems.

    You need to continue seeing your general dentist during orthodontic treatment.

  • What is Phase 1 treatment?
    Phase 1 treatment is delivered early and before all permanent teeth have erupted. The purpose of this early care is to start correcting harmful malocclusions or poor bites that may be more difficult or impossible to correct later.

    Phase 1 treatment includes correcting crossbites, underbites, and overbites. This is to restore the function of the bite, improve aesthetics, or relieve psychological concerns. Phase 1 treatment doesn’t eliminate the need for further orthodontics (during the teenage years) but rather helps reduce treatment and improve future health.

  • What is Phase 2 treatment?
    Conventional orthodontics is also known as Phase 2 treatment and may start while the last baby teeth are still falling out. Usually, this phase continues until the 12-year molars have been assessed and aligned. This treatment varies depending on each patients’ personal needs but typically lasts between 18-36 months.
  • Will it hurt?
    Most patients experience very little discomfort during and after their treatment at Lucas Orthodontic Group.

    The procedure to place your braces does not hurt. However, you may feel some soreness for a few days after we place the braces and connect the archwires. There is also a bedding in period as your teeth and lips adapt to the new braces.

  • How long does orthodontic treatment take?
    There are a number of factors that affect your personal treatment time such as:

    • Rate of growth
    • Severity of the correction
    • Your commitment to oral hygiene
    • Your attenedance at regular check-ups

    Although treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis, it typically takes one to two years to your align your smile.

Are You Ready to Join Our Family?

Schedule your complimentary consultation with Lucas Orthodontic Group today!