Do not know what to expect? Don’t worry. We promise to make your smile journey a fun, rewarding one. Take a look at the steps below.
1. First VISIT
Your first visit with Dr. Peter is always complimentary! The moment you walk in, you will be greeted by our friendly team. Our treatment coordinator will give you a tour of our office and take diagnostic X-Rays. Dr. Peter will complete a thorough exam and create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Ready to get started the same day as your consult? We can usually make that happen for you
2. Starting Treatment
Congratulations! You made the decision to begin orthodontic treatment. At this appointment, your braces will be installed or Invisalign aligners will be ordered. Plan to be in the office for about an hour for this appointment. You’ll receive your own orthodontic care kit and our team will be available to answer all of your questions. We’re here to make sure that you and your family are comfortable, relaxed and excited!
3. Periodic Visits
There has never been a better time to begin orthodontic treatment! With today’s technologic advancements in orthodontics, appointments are so convenient, and you will not miss as much school or work! You will visit Dr. Peter about every 6 – 8 weeks. It’s important to stay on track with appointments so you can complete treatment on time. We will work with you to schedule days and times that work best for you. Please give us a call to reschedule if you run late for an appointment, or know in advance that you will have a conflict so that we may work together to achieve your best results.
4. Dental Checkups
To maintain healthy teeth and gums during your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Peter recommends patients see their general dentist at minimum twice a year for cleanings and evaluations. If he sees that you need additional dental treatment, he will be happy to go the extra mile to coordinate with your dentist to ensure the best result. We are proud of our continued relationships with our dental teams!
We make braces affordable and attainable!
We understand that pursuing orthodontic treatment is a big decision for you and your family. Our team promises to take every effort to ensure finances does not become an obstacle in your smile journey.
We accept most PPO insurances and Denti-Cal! We offer a personalize insurance benefits check and will help you understand how it affects your overall investment for a perfect smile before starting your treatment.
We provide flexible, interest-free payment plans that fit your family budget. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards.
Why choose an orthodontist?
You trust your heart to a cardiologist and your skin to a dermatologist. Similar to their medical counterparts, orthodontists are the specialists within dentistry for moving teeth and aligning jaws to achieve a healthy bite. Only around 6% of dentists may call themselves “orthodontists,” receiving an additional 2-3 years of in-depth training in the field. Dr. Peter has gone beyond to achieve the highest honor in becoming board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
What is the recommended age for my child’s first orthodontic visit?
The recommended age for your child’s first orthodontic screening is 7. Although many patients will not need to begin treatment that young, there are some who will benefit from early intervention. Dr. Peter can help detect any orthodontic problems and jaw growth issues early that are treated more effectively before your child grows up. Treatment is likely to consist of guiding the growth of the jaws and creating space for the permanent teeth to come in properly.
What can I expect from my first consultation?
Your first consultation at NELA Orthodontics is complimentary. After the initial assessment you get to know the following important things:
• Is there an orthodontic problem? If yes, what is it?
• What are the treatment options?
• How long will the treatment period last?
• What will be the cost of the treatment?
How much do braces cost? Do you provide flexible financing options?
We cannot provide you with an exact cost before examination as the fee for an individual’s braces depend on a variety of factors such as the complexity of the problem and the anticipated length of treatment. At NELA Orthodontics, we will not let finances get in the way of your journey towards a perfect smile. We provide flexible payment options with no interest that will fit your budget.
4867 N Eagle Rock Blvd, Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90041