Your First Orthodontist Visit:
Dr. Susan Lempert Registered Teledentistry Provider Offering Virtual Appointments
Dr. Lempert is a registered teledentistry provider and is happy to offer her patients virtual consultations and visits. The process is simple: visit our website on your cell phone 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.
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 scan 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.
Periodic visits are an important 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 done as a virtual visit, many will need to be in the office.
Once your braces are removed, retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. The retention period is an important 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.
Before any orthodontic treatment, your family dentist should make certain 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 that Dr. Lempert prescribed to correct your bite. Your family dentist should also schedule cleaning and cavity checkup visits during your orthodontic care. We would like to reinforce the need to keep your regular visits with your family dentist because we are only an aid to 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 very important. You or your child may or may not be ready for treatment. Therefore, a consultation will allow us to better understand your needs.
Lempert Orthodontics Susan M. Lempert DMD, MS
Our Latest Patient Testimonial
Was a great first experience! Would definitely return for further treatment!
- Alice W