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amother




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Post  Sat, Dec 07 2019, 7:30 pm
Looking for orthodontist in Lakewood for my 8yo son and don't know much about any.

It would be helpful for me if you can tell me about your orthodontist that you like and where he is located.

Also does nj family care cover orthodontics? What else should I know about this?
Thanks!
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amother




Violet
 

Post  Sat, Dec 07 2019, 7:43 pm
Supposedly dr kornmehl in Howell is best. I used him for my son pallet extender.
But he is on the more expensive side and I don’t think he accepts insurance.
I had great experience with him and dentist was happy with changes (my dentist would only recommend him for work).

I left him now because of the cost and it takes so long to drive ther. I am trying someone new for braces so can’t comment on him yet.
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small bean




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Dec 07 2019, 8:33 pm
I use Krug. I believe he does take insurance but your insurance has to cover the work he does.

I'm happy. It takes very long to get the first appointment. Once you're in, you can get appointments.

I went there because my mother and sisters were happy there and you get icecream after each appointment.
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Dec 07 2019, 10:03 pm
I was in Lakewood for the summer with my kid, and we had an orthodontic emergency, far from home. We went to Krug, they were super nice and helpful, patched things up till we got home.
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DVOM




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Dec 07 2019, 10:37 pm
We use Jackson Orthodontics. My son has a complicated mouth and needed a lot of work; this is who my pediatrician recommended, we looked into them and heard fantastic feedback. They don't take any insurance and they are a fortune. BUT!

My son loves going to them and they have made his orthodonture a very positive experience.

They work on a community/experience model, as in they try to create a 'community' feel in thier office. With this in mind, they really get to know your kid. In our consultation visit they asked my son about his hobbies, likes, dislikes. He said he likes superheros; for his 'getting on braces' appointment, the staff all wore superhero capes and masks, and there was a big sign on the whiteboard out front stating: 'Congraduations DVOM's son! He is getting his braces on today!'. Tne selfie station was stocked during that visit with superhero props and constumes. There is a greeter in the waiting room when you walk in ready to serve you snacks. The snacks usually have to do with the theme of the day. When I declined giving my kids the snack once (it was 'back to school' week,and they were serving 'school lunch boxes') they made sure every visit after to serve Kosher snacks. They also have parties and trips you can participate in, like a fall carnival or renting out a rollerskating rink. The skating trip was during lunchtime; they made sure to order kosher pizza for our family. Your kid will get a 'credit card' that they earn points on for good oral hygine, not breaking thier braces, stuff like that, plus you can enter your grades from school on thier website or answer the weekly essay question that they post for more points. 100 points earns you a giftcard.

When I write this all down, it almost sounds rediculous. I guess the most important thing is that they are really fantastic orthodontists, really good at getting your kid the best smile possible. My son had an underbite, needed teeth moved around...But the fact that they make it so positive and fun is such a plus for us. It took an experience that could have been very negative and made it very positive.
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Basya




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Dec 08 2019, 1:18 am
Very happy at Bosonac. PM me for more info.
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esther36




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Dec 08 2019, 10:47 am
Very happy with krug orthodontics. They do take insurance but it's very hard to get covered by insurance unless your child has major issues not just for regular braces
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amother




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Post  Sun, Dec 08 2019, 5:49 pm
Thank you all.

Anyone hear of Friedman Orthodontics?
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amother




Navy
 

Post  Sun, Dec 08 2019, 6:30 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thank you all.

Anyone hear of Friedman Orthodontics?


I just started with Friedman. I Did a consult by someone else in Lakewood that was also highly recommended, but the prices were really high. I don’t need bells and whistles. I’d sooner pay hundreds of dollars less and go buy my child a treat in the dollar store. I need an excellent orthodontist and a nice warm office. We just started, but so far I am extremely happy. I Got great recommendations from people who used him in Philadelphia. He was patient with my kids and explained everything to me so that I could make informed decisions. The office staff is wonderful too.
As to insurance, they do take jersey care but jersey care will not generally cover orthodontics. It’s only in certain specific circumstances.
So I would not rely on that in any case.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Dec 08 2019, 9:43 pm
Thank you navy, appreciate your input
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amother




Violet
 

Post  Sun, Dec 08 2019, 11:48 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thank you all.

Anyone hear of Friedman Orthodontics?


That is who I switched to from kornmehl. Been there a few times but just starting. Heard great things from references. He is patient and really explains things. I’ve only gone non Sunday’s so far but office was so quiet and peaceful. It was a change from last office. My sons case is complicated so I guess expensive wherever I go - but his prices were cheaper.
I can’t comment on the end result yet.
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