Your First Orthodontic Visit

Here at Orthodontics of South Miami, we know that taking the first step in your orthodontic journey is a big decision. New adventures can leave you feeling a little nervous, even if you’re excited about them, and it’s important to us that you feel confident in your orthodontic journey from beginning to end. That’s why we work hard to make your initial consultation a positive, stress-free experience!

Your first visit to our Miami office is our chance to meet and get to know each other a little better as we walk through your orthodontic concerns. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from your free smile exam!

Welcomed with a smile

When you enter our Miami office, you’ll be greeted with a smile and given a brief tour to help you feel more comfortable with your surroundings. You’ll also be introduced to some of our talented team before we sit down to go over your medical and dental history. We’ll then take a few digital photographs and x-rays if needed for our records so we can get a better idea of what your specific concerns and areas of need are.

Next, Dr. Ross or Dr. Rothenberg will perform an oral examination. While observing your teeth, gums, and mouth, the doctor may also ask if you’ve had any problems with chewing, swallowing, or opening and closing your mouth. The information obtained from your history, exam, and images will allow our doctors to make an initial diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment for your unique needs!

We never want you to feel as though we’re hurrying you out the door, especially during your very first appointment. You can expect this visit to last a little longer than most, since we take time to discuss your diagnosis, the orthodontic process itself, and address any questions or concerns you may have at this point. Most consultations last about an hour, and during that time we’ll cover:

  • any oral issues you’re experiencing
  • if treatment is needed immediately or if waiting is recommended
  • what treatment options are available to correct the problem
  • if any teeth will need to be removed
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total investment required for treatment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

Our practice specializes in creating custom treatment plans that are based on each patient’s unique needs, lifestyle, and goals. Approaching treatment in this way allows us to consistently produce beautiful, lasting results that our patients love!

Investing in your new smile

Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan with your doctor, we’ll take a look at the total investment needed for your new smile. Every case is different and each patient responds to treatment in their own way, so the total treatment costs will always vary from person to person. You never have to worry about hidden costs at Orthodontics of South Miami, however! We will ensure that you always understand exactly what to expect before your treatment ever begins.

Our practice believes that everyone should have access to the orthodontic care they need, and we’re proud to provide affordable, high-quality treatment options to our patients. We offer convenient payment plans to fit your budget, and we also accept most major credit cards and insurance plans. If your dental insurance covers orthodontic treatment, our team will be happy to help you with your insurance claims and paperwork so that you can maximize your benefits. 

What comes next?

After you’ve decided on a treatment plan and been informed of the costs associated with it, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to receive your new orthodontic appliance and start the active phase of treatment.  In most situations, we can even get started that same day!  This is offered as a convenience, so you have one less appointment to worry about.  

Depending on the type of appliance you’ll be wearing, you can expect follow-up visits in our office every 4-8 weeks with braces and every 6-12 weeks with Invisalign. During these check-ups, your doctor will adjust your appliance if necessary and check that your teeth are moving in a safe and healthy way.

These appointments are an essential part of the treatment process, so it’s important that you don’t miss them! While we do our best to schedule your appointments for a day and time that’s convenient for you, we understand that there will sometimes be unexpected delays or cancellations. If you’re running late or can’t make your appointment for any reason, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule your check-up for another day. This will help keep your treatment plan on track!

Orthodontic Before & Afters

Turn your smile into a work of art with Orthodontics of South Miami

Your smile is the first thing most people notice about you, and you don’t want to trust it to just anybody. Our expert team has the skills and experience to give you a smile that stands out! We’ve been creating outstanding smiles for patients of all ages for over 40 years, and you won’t find any cookie cutter approach to orthodontic care here. We pride ourselves on developing personal relationships with our patients and their families, and believe our family-based approach helps to set us apart from any other orthodontic experience.

A beautiful smile can transform your life! If you’re in the South Miami, Pinecrest or Kendall area and want to know more about what we have to offer, we’d love to meet you and discuss how orthodontics can work for YOU! Get in touch with us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ross or Dr. Rothenberg, and take the first step towards the beautiful smile you deserve.