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Cost and Payment Options

We offer several different levels of treatment and we have discounts that include SLU employee and family discounts. Fees collected at the time of service go toward the operation of CADE's clinics and make it possible for us to offer dental services at a discount.

Our charges for endodontic and periodontic services are generally 50 to 60 percent less than fees charged in private practices in the St. Louis area. Fees for orthodontic services are generally 30 percent less than those charged in the St. Louis area for private practice.

Dental Specialties of Saint Louis University accepts most insurance plans, cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, CareCredit and personal checks. Pediatric Dentistry is the only clinic that accepts Medicaid or Medicare. Full payment is due at time of service unless other arrangements have been made.

Financing options are available for orthodontic services through both CareCredit and our own in-office plan. The in-office plan requires an initial down payment and a 10 percent financing fee, which is due when treatment begins. The balance may be paid through equal monthly payments.

Selected Services

Early Orthodontic Treatment
This is treatment for young children with baby teeth, or a mixture of baby and adult teeth, that can diminish the length of time that is required for full orthodontic treatment. If full treatment is needed at a later time, part of the fee for early treatment is applied toward the full treatment fee.
Full Orthodontic Treatment (Basic)
CADE has separate fees for adolescents (under 21) and adults. The basic fee includes all records and diagnostics, full treatment and the first set of retainers. Reduced fees are offered for low complexity cases, re-treatment and single-arch treatment.
Additional Orthodontic Charges
There are additional fees for Invisalign and Lingual Braces, ceramic brackets and replacement retainers.
Other Services
We offer Cone Beam X-rays on-site for our patients and those referred by dentists outside our practice. These 3D X-rays, if needed, are included in the cost of care for our patients. Discounts are offered for cone beam X-rays for patients referred by SLU faculty and alumni.