Thank you for choosing New Generation Dental Center! The following information should help answer any questions you may have about your visit and may vary depending on the age of the patient. Please read this section carefully so that you will be as informed as possible prior to your visit. We are unable to schedule an appointment without a completed registration form, so if you would like to be seen in our office, we encourage you to fill out the appropriate registration form (at the bottom of this page) and we will call you within 1 business day to schedule an appointment.
INFANTS (0-17 months): There is no charge for a consultation for infants under 18 months old. If treatment is indicated, you have the option to treat the same day, or you may reschedule for another day. You will never be forced to make any treatment decisions during your visit and are encouraged to ask as many questions as possible to help you come to a decision regarding treatment.
Please note: It is strongly recommended that you are working with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who will be able to help with a functional assessment as well as feeding (both breast and bottle) before and after treatment.
TODDLERS (18months -3 years): The consultation fee is $75 for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years. In most cases, Dr. Aaronson does not treat tongue ties on children between the ages of 18 months to 3 years, usually due to difficulties with post-op exercises and cooperation, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
CHILDREN (4-17 years) and ADULTS (18+): The consultation fee is $150 for patients ages 4 and up. If a frenotomy (lip/tongue tie release) is indicated and Dr. Aaronson feels you or your child is ready for a procedure, you have the option to treat the same day, or you may reschedule for another day. You will never be forced to make any treatment decisions during your visit and are encouraged to ask as many questions as possible to help you come to a decision regarding treatment.
Please note: Dr. Aaronson works closely with speech/language pathologists, feeding therapists, and myofunctional therapists to ensure proper pre-op preparation and post-op care to ensure proper healing and improve outcomes. If the patient is over 3 years old and is not already working with an SLP/OMT, they will most likely not be treated at the same time as the consultation visit. This does not apply to lip ties, which do not require speech/myofunctional therapy pre-op.
TREATMENT COST: The fee for a frenectomy is $699 per site in infants, toddlers, and children ages 0-3. The tongue is considered a single site, and the upper lip and buccals (cheeks) are considered a separate site. Therefore, treating just a lip tie or just a tongue tie would cost $699, and treating a tongue and lip (with or without buccals) would be $1398. There is no charge for follow-up visits. For children ages 4+ and adults, the cost for a tongue tie release is $849 and a lip tie is $699.
Payment is due at the time of service, and your insurance company should reimburse you directly if treatment is covered (if they send us reimbursement, we will refund your credit card or issue a refund check the same day we receive it.)
INSURANCE: Dr. Aaronson is an out-of-network provider for all dental and medical insurance. In order to best anticipate your financial responsibility, you should contact your medical and/or dental insurance provider directly in advance. When you call your insurance company, please be sure to inform them that you are seeing an out-of-network dental provider. Please note: some insurance companies require pre-authorization, in which case we would need to submit paperwork, including photos, prior to any treatments.
We will provide you with a superbill and all the forms necessary to submit for reimbursement from your medical insurance, however we are no longer able to submit medical claims on your behalf. We will, however, submit a dental claim if your child is on your dental insurance, even though coverage would still be based on whether you have out-of-network coverage. Payment in full is due at the time of service, regardless of insurance coverage.
The procedure codes are as follows
Medical Insurance: CPT codes 40819 (lip/cheek, diagnosis code Q38.0); 41115 (tongue, diagnosis code Q38.1)
Dental Insurance: ADA Code D7961 (lip/cheek); D7962 (tongue)
What to bring to your appointment:
For infants, a bottle of pumped milk or formula, if possible. Some babies may still have trouble latching after the release, and a bottle is often easier for them to latch onto. If you use a nipple shield to feed your baby, please bring it with you if you anticipate needing it.
If you or your child has dental insurance coverage, please bring all insurance cards to your visit.