First Orthodontic Visit

Making the choice to improve your oral health with orthodontic treatment is exciting. After all, you’ll be working towards the healthier, straighter smile you’ve always wanted! But treatment is also a big commitment, so it’s completely natural to feel a little nervous about the unknown. Here at Zeifman Orthodontics, we want you to feel confident in trusting us with your smile. The first step in that process is scheduling an orthodontic evaluation with us. Because this initial consultation is one of the most important appointments you’ll have, it’s important to us that it be a stress-free experience for you. To find out what you can expect from this first orthodontic visit, keep reading!

Taking the first steps towards a straighter smile  

You’ll receive a warm welcome the moment you arrive at our Florham Park office. We’ll introduce you to a few members of our talented team, then show you around so you  feel comfortable before your first time in the orthodontist chair. At this point, we’ll look through your medical and dental history before taking a few x-rays, photos, and impressions for our own diagnostic records. Once these are complete, Dr. Zeifman will perform a thorough oral examination.

All of this information together is used by Dr. Zeifman to diagnose any issues and develop a customized treatment plan for you. We also use the diagnostic records to track the progress of your teeth as they move. We know that orthodontic treatment is a substantial investment of your time and finances, and want to ensure you understand each step of the orthodontic process as we go. You should never feel rushed and we don’t want you to leave with any unanswered questions or concerns! Once we’ve evaluated all the available information, we’ll sit down with you and discuss:

  • any orthodontic issues we find
  • what treatment options we have available to correct the problem
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total expected cost of treatment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

Our team focuses on the specific needs of each patient we see, and Dr. Zeifman will create a personalized treatment plan for you based on your unique smile, lifestyle, and goals. This approach means we’re able to consistently produce beautiful results that our patients are proud of!

Dr.Zeifman with patient and family

Investing in a straighter, healthier smile

Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan with Dr. Zeifman, we’ll walk you through the investment needed for your new smile. Because every patient has their own needs and responds to treatment in their own way, the total costs vary on a case-by-case basis, but we’ll make sure you understand all the associated costs before we proceed past this point.

Investing in your orthodontic health has many benefits, and we believe everyone should be able to access the high-quality care they need – and deserve! That’s why we offer a variety of affordable treatment options that will work with any budget. We also offer the following payment options:

  • If you pay your investment in full at the beginning of your treatment, we will offer a reduction in our fees as a courtesy.
  • Our flexible, in-office financing plan lets you enjoy interest-free payments after an initial down payment is made at the beginning of treatment.
  • As part of our commitment to excellence, we will verify your orthodontic insurance benefits prior to treatment. Our team will also be happy to file on your behalf, to help you maximize your benefit and get the most out of your coverage.

Dr. Zeifman with a teen patient

The next step in your orthodontic journey

After your initial exam with Dr. Zeifman, we’ll schedule your first appointment. This is typically the day your braces will be placed or you will receive your first aligner. This usually takes about an hour, and you’ll be receiving your own orthodontic care kit. You’ll also have access to our team should you have any questions or concerns. We do all we can to make this appointment as comfortable and relaxed as possible!  

Regular visits are an important part of the treatment process. You’ll be scheduled to see Dr. Zeifman about every 4-10 weeks, depending on the type of treatment. During these appointments, she will adjust your appliance if necessary and check that treatment is progressing according to your treatment plan.

We do our best to make sure appointments are scheduled for a day and time that’s convenient for you, but we know that things can come up where you’re running late or can’t make your appointment. It’s imperative that you don’t miss these follow-up visits, so if this does occur, let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule for you.

Get the smile you’ve always wanted from Zeifman Orthodontics

Studies have shown that your smile tends to be the first thing people notice about you, and it’s the feature they’re most likely to remember, too. That’s why it’s so important to only trust your orthodontic health to an expert!

Dr. Zeifman is an experienced and accomplished orthodontist, and our team is skilled in providing the highest-quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages. We don’t do cookie-cutter treatment here! Our state-of-the-art office, cutting-edge technology, and individualized approach gives patients five-star service from the first appointment to the last – and beyond!

If you’re looking for the best in orthodontic care in Florham Park and the surrounding communities, look no further. We’d love to work with you to achieve a beautiful smile that stands out from the crowd, so get in touch today to schedule your FREE consultation and let’s get started!