Author: Linda Thompson

How Much The Invisalign Treatment Costs

Invisalign Cost

Here at our practice, we understand that cost can be a large factor when considering orthodontic work. Invisalign treatment is very often quite comparable to the cost of traditional braces. The cost of your treatment, as with most medical procedures, can vary based upon a number of factors based on your specific needs and goals. Factors such as the complexity of your treatment, the duration of your treatment, and number of required office visits can have an affect on the overall cost of Invisalign treatment provided by our practice. Only your doctor can accurately determine the cost of your individualized treatments. Be sure to ask all of your questions and voice your concerns about your treatment so that you can make the best informed decision possible. To learn more about Invisalign orthodontic treatments, costs, and payment or financing options, please contact our office to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today!invisalign treatment

Invisalign Financing Options

CareCredit®

We are pleased to offer a variety of no-interest* and low monthly payment plans for our patients. CareCredit functions just like a regular credit card, so you can use it whenever you need to without the inconvenience of having to reapply when you require care.

Each CareCredit provider has the freedom to choose which payment plans and promotions they would like to offer. Please be sure to contact our office if you would like to learn more about which plans we offer.

CareCredit offers a wide range of payment plans to suit the treatment that you need. Our 3, 6, 12, & 18 month no-interest* payment plans feature monthly payments as low as 3% of the balance while still allowing you to pay within the specified time without incurring interest charges. Simply make at least your minimum monthly payments and be sure to pay off your entire balance within the agreed upon time period, and you won’t pay any interest-it’s that easy!

For clients that with higher treatment fees who would like the options of more time to pay and lower monthly payments, our 24, 36, 48, & 60 month extended payment plans* offer a low, 14.9% interest rate and an extended term.

Citi® Health Card – Treatments today. Payment tomorrow.

Use your Citi Health Card to get flexible payment plan options for the treatments that you and your family need. Participating providers may offer a variety of payment plans* for many procedures that may not be fully covered by your insurance provider.

If you qualify, the Citi Health Card also accesses the Citi Health MasterCard account that can be used everywhere that MasterCard credit cards are accepted. Purchases made at participating providers will be charged to the Citi Health Card account. Purchases made at other locations accepting MasterCard will be billed to the Citi Health MasterCard account.clear braces

Contact Our Office for More Information Today

We believe that our patients should have access to the best care available for the treatments that they need. If you are interested in Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or any other of our cosmetic or restorative treatments, then call our office to schedule your no-obligation consultation today! You don’t need to endure the inconvenience of imperfections with your smile, and we look forward to serving you!

For Faster Service When Ordering Printed T Shirts

Follow these simple tips when ordering your custom screen printed t-shirts for a quicker and more trouble free experience.

The first thing to be discussed is the difference between screen printing and digital garment printing. In general screen printing is a more labor intensive process than digital printing and requires color separations and individual screens to be made for each color in the design. Look no further for more information
Digital garment printing on the other hand is simply a shirt printed in a printer much like the paper printer that most of us use everyday to print photos or documents. t shirt printing

The subject of a different article, but for now suffice it to say that digital garment prints work better on white or light colored shirts and are better suited to short run orders.

Artwork is a prime factor in getting your shirts printed in a timely manner. The better the artwork, the better the finished product. I’m sure you have heard the old adage “Junk in, Junk out”, well, this is truly the case when it comes to screenprinting. Artwork falls into two basic groups depending on what software program produced it or where it came from.The first group I will talk about are Raster images. Raster images will have file extensions such as .bmp, .jpg ,.tif, or .psd and are pixel maps which are dependent on resolution (dots per inch ) to maintain clarity. The higher the dpi, the clearer the image will be. While Raster images are great for digital printing, they can be problematic for screen printing in that file sizes are typically large and color separations can be more difficult, not to mention the pix-elation that occurs when up sizing images. If a Raster image is the only option that you have, be sure that it is sized appropriately for screen printing and in a high resolution (at least 300 dpi original resolution) before sending to avoid additional art charges or unnecessary delays.

The second group is called vector images. Vector images are preferred by screen printers due to their flexibility in resizing without degradation, smaller file sizes and ease of color separations. Typical file extensions for vector images are .ai, .eps and .cdr. Vector images use point coordinates and mathematical equations to define elements in an image as opposed to pixels and can therefore be re-sized without discrimination. Vector images are your best bet for getting a fast turnaround and avoiding additional art charges when ordering your custom t-shirts printing.

Color selection is also something to be considered ahead of time to help expedite your order. Your printer will need to know the pantone colors that you would like to be used in yourt-shirts printing.

Shirt Selection can be confusing, but basically there are two main fabric weight classes to select from, 5.6 oz or 6.1 oz. Beyond that style will need to be decided, Ladies or Men’s, short sleeve or long sleeve, pockets or not, scoop neck v-neck or regular, as well as shirt color. It will save much time if all of this is decided ahead of time, and whether you purchase your shirts from our company or not, please feel free to shop and make selections with our online Catalog If your custom t-shirts printing order includes any individualization such as names or numbers prepare a list displaying properly spelled names, numbers, and sizes to help avoid confusion.custom t shirt printing

We hope that this article has been helpful in making a custom screen printing order a little less daunting. Artistic Apparel has been in the decorated apparel business for 6 years and is a supplier of quality apparel, Screen Printing, and promotional products. Please visit our web page here, Core Media

The Complicated Process Of Buying a Home

We simplify the sometimes complicated process of buying a new home!

Our step-by-step guidelines make it easy.

The next step is to get your financing in order. This is vital to a smooth transaction. Please read our report on the difference between “pre-qualification” and “pre-approval”. This gives us the “ammunition” we need to negotiate on your behalf for the best possible price and terms. Not only will this help, but check out our “Bundle” service for great savings. Having the right mortgage broker is as important as having the right Realtor. They are both vital in your home buying transaction. Accent Properties is a “family” company. …and my son, Michael, is our “in-house” mortgage broker. He is highly qualified to find you the best mortgage rate possible. Obviously you are free to choose any mortgage broker, but we do make our discount service available to you. real estate for sale - home for sale

At this point, we will enter a detailed description of the home you’re looking for into our MLS service. You will receive every listing within your search criteria and then receive brand new listings as soon as they “hit” the market. We want to put as much detail as possible so you aren’t overloaded with too many homes to look through. It doesn’t make sense to us to keep sending you home listings that won’t meet your needs. We will deposit homes into your shopping cart……and you tell us which ones you like.

Once we find a home that interests you, we will set an appointment to look at the property. If you live out of town, we will preview the home for you. In this case, we usually call you while we’re there and tell you about the home as we walk through. This way, you can ask any questions that you might have at that point. If the seller is agreeable, we will also take additional photos and e-mail them to you. We are careful to tell you both the good and bad points of the home. Sometimes I feel that we go overboard in pointing out negative issues…..but we want you to be advised of anything that will affect your decision.

When we have found the home that is right for you, we will prepare a detailed market analysis to determine the best “offer price”. We consider how long the home has been on the market, the trends within the neighborhood showing what other homes have sold for, how soon you need to move, etc.

It’s time now to write the offer. We want to be sure that it is written with your best interests in mind. Offer price… home inspection….pest inspection…..disclosures, any items that you ask to remain with the home…..earnest money……title insurance…..home warranty…..closing date……any or special stipulations……any environmental tests, including mold inspection and radon gas testing, you wish to have conducted…..and all state required documents. We also attend to any issues regarding zoning, easements or other restrictions that might apply to the property. We always want to ask the seller to provide a CLUE report, which would tell us about any insurance claims that have been made on the property. Note* We actually provide radon gas testing for you as part of our comprehensive service to you.

Negotiation time! We present the offer along with a copy of the market analysis, your earnest money check and your pre-approval letter. This lets the sellers know that we have done our homework and are prepared for a swift closing. We are careful to protect your confidentiality…..never divulging any of your personal information to the listing agent. And they do ask because they work for the seller and want to give them every advantage.

Once we have finished negotiations, we are then ready to send a copy of the executed contract to the mortgage department for processing. At this point, the appraisal is ordered. While the paperwork is being processed, we will be conducting our home inspection and environmental testing. We strive for a smooth, trouble-free transaction.Real estate agent at work - home sold sign

We will be working with the closing department…. handling all the closing details during this time of mortgage finalization…..making sure that all paperwork is in order. Your responsibility during this time is to provide any required documentation and also to provide the name and phone number of your homeowners insurance agent.

We schedule a final walk-through the day of closing to make sure that the home is in the same condition as it was the day of purchase. At this time, you will need to carefully check the home and sign an agreement that you are accepting the home in its present condition.

Closing time! Once everything is ready, we set a time for closing that is convenient to you. In the State of Florida, closings are handled through a title company or attorney working directly with the lender. If you cannot be present for closing, it can be handled through FedEx. All funds for closing must be in the form of certified funds. We always attend the closing with you to insure that everything is in order…..and all your questions are answered. Our job is finished only when you are satisfied. Click for an overview of the Good Funds Law.

We truly appreciate your business and know that without you, we wouldn’t have a business. Please contact me about anything we can do to help make your home buying process or move easier.