Thank you for trusting Elfersi Orthodontics with crafting your new smile. Dr. Elfersi is dedicated to her patients and to making her practice the most friendly, welcoming and caring of West Los Angeles. Our goal is to give you a healthy, and beautiful smile while offering you safe and gentle treatment options to accommodate your lifestyle. Our practice utilizes the latest technology to give you the most comfortable care you deserve. First time patients have many questions prior to starting treatment, we addressed some of them below. Feel free to contact us if you need more patient information.
During your first visit you will meet our team and get familiar with our practice. We will collect your medical history, get to know about your oral hygiene routine, and ask you questions about your orthodontic treatment goals. You will be seen by Dr. Elfersi and receive a complete initial exam that will last between 30 minutes to 1 hour. Dr. Elfersi will design a personalized treatment plan according to your needs and you will most likely have the choice between metal braces, clear braces or Invisalign.
Our office manager will check your insurance benefits and discuss different payment plans to cover your treatment. Elfersi Orthodontics makes orthodontics affordable by being in-network with most PPOs and HMOs so you will benefit from both insurance payments and negotiated rates.
Orthodontic treatment is a serious commitment and your decision should be made in a serene environment. We will give you a detailed financial estimate, including your insurance portion if applicable, and you will be able to go home to discuss it with your family. We will be waiting for your call when you are ready to start.
The next time you come back to our practice, you will be ready to start your treatment whether it is Invisalign or braces. Dr. Elfersi will put your orthodontic appliance on, give you some instructions on oral hygiene and how to take care of your braces or Invisalign trays. You will also have more time to ask her all the questions that you may have. During treatment, it is most important to keep visiting your regular dentist for cleaning and routine visits.