Posted on July 6, 2022
An orthodontist plays a huge role in ensuring that your oral health is optimal. Fortunately, there are many great orthodontists to choose from. That being said, they are not all the same in terms of their pricing, service offerings, and expertise. This is why it is important to do a bit of research when choosing the right orthodontist for you and your family. Here are some tips to help you make the best decision possible:
Location is very important when you are choosing an orthodontist. It’s no fun traveling long distances to receive the same standard of treatment you could find a shirt distance from your home! While it varies from office to office, you will typically need to visit your orthodontist every 4-6 weeks- so selecting an option that makes that time commitment as convenient to your everyday life as possible is ideal! As such, it makes sense to consider the orthodontic specialists who are closest to where you live or work first, and consider farther options only when price point or reputation play a large factor in in your decision. That way, you can easily drop in for appointments as needed.
Once you have come up with a list of orthodontists in your area that you are interested in, it’s best to schedule an initial consultation with those doctors (they are typically free!) so you can get a better idea of their office environment and learn more about their recommended treatment plan and everything that would be associated with that plan. During the consultation, you can ask questions and observe whether the orthodontists take the time to properly explain things to you. Their style of communication is very important to consider. You must also ask them if they specialize and/or prefer certain types of treatment. Ideally, you want someone who is skilled at the most comprehensive levels of service and has a great deal of experience in treating patients using all different types of braces, Invisalign, and other modern treatment options.
The average cost of treatment with that particular specialist is another important factor to consider. While the cost typically depends on the severity of a condition and the type of treatment chosen, when you go in for a consultation, you should ask about the cost so you can compare the cost of this orthodontist versus any others you are considering. You should also ask about payment plans and dental insurance. Ideally, you can find a provider that is able to provide the confident smile you or your loved one deserves through a payment plan that works for your budget.
These are some of the key things to consider when looking for an orthodontist for your family, & here at Lineberger Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in providing the best orthodontic treatment options in our area at a price that works with every budget. Schedule a FREE Smile Consult with us today to learn what makes us the best smile specialists around for you and your family!