Your First Orthodontist Visit

Dr. Susan Lempert Registered Teledentistry Provider Offering  Virtual Appointments 

Dr. Lempert is happy to offer her patients virtual consultations and visits.  The process is simple: Click on the Teledentistry tab above on our website and follow the prompts to upload photos of your teeth. Dr. Lempert will be in touch with you to discuss her findings.  If you prefer an in-office visit please call the office to schedule at 856-241-8400.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any x-rays (if applicable)
  • A list of medications you are presently taking
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
  • Completed online or printed patient registration forms.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)

Broken Appointments: If for some reason you cannot make it to your appointment, please contact our office at (856) 241-8400. By doing so you allow another patient to use that time as well as re-schedule your appointment. There is an office visit fee charged for appointments missed without prior notice. If it is after hours leave your name and number and a brief message on our answering machine and we will return your call on the next business day.

Diagnostic Records 

If it is determined that treatment is indicated, you will be scheduled for diagnostic records to start your treatment. These records usually consist of digital 3-D scans of the teeth, diagnostic photographs, and orthodontic X-rays. Once these orthodontic records have been obtained, Dr. Lempert will review them with you and set up the necessary appointments to begin your orthodontic treatment.   

INSURANCE INFORMATION

While many dental insurance plans now include orthodontic benefits for just a few dollars a month, our office will make every effort to provide you with the finest orthodontic care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we work with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.

If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well-informed and up-to-date and can be reached by phone at 856-241-8400.

Please bring your insurance information to the consultation so we can expedite reimbursement.

Successive Visits

Periodic visits are an essential part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will want to see you every 6 to 8 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this time, you will need to keep appointments, follow instructions, eat nutritiously, and practice good oral hygiene. Also, continue to visit your dentist regularly.  while some appointments can be made as virtual visit, many will need to be in the office.

Once your braces are removed, retainers hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums, and muscles adapt to the new teeth’ positions. The retention period is an integral part of your overall treatment and should not be neglected!

Length of Treatment

Braces may be on between 6 months to 30 months or longer depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the problem, the patient’s cooperation, and the degree of movement possible.

Dental Care

Before any orthodontic treatment, your family dentist should make sure that all cavities have been treated and the health of your gums and underlying bone are free of periodontal disease.

In addition, your dentist or an oral surgeon will remove any teeth Dr. Lempert prescribed to correct your bite. Your family dentist should also schedule cleaning and cavity checkup visits during orthodontic care. We want to reinforce the need to keep your regular visits with your family dentist because we only aid your family dentist and not a replacement.

Please contact our office at (856) 241-8400 if you have any questions. The timing of your treatment is critical. You or your child may or may not be ready for treatment. Therefore, a consultation will allow us to understand your needs better.

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