Need to find an orthodontist that is credible, professional and affordable? You’re not alone: Every year, thousands of people—including many in North Carolina—hit the internet in an attempt to find an orthodontist nearby, one and that they can trust with their smile.
Here, then, are six tips and tricks for finding just the right orthodontist for you or your loved one.
When looking for an orthodontist, chances are there will be several options near you. Here’s how to find those offices and narrow down your choices:
All that said, what is it you should be on the lookout for when choosing an orthodontist? Here are some things you should look for and/or ask about when doing your search:
Array of Services
Not all orthodontists do all kinds of orthodontic work. For example, an older orthodontist might focus on braces and not offer Invisalign aligner trays or lingual braces.
Here at MyOrthodontist, we make a point of offering all orthodontic services to our clients and friends in the North Carolina/Southern Virginia area!
The Latest Technology
Believe it or not, there are advances being made in orthodontics every year. This can mean new procedures, new imaging techniques, new materials, and more. Try to find out how the orthodontist keeps up with new trends that could be available.
For Invisalign, Elite Preferred Provider Status
If you are thinking of Invisalign for your teeth, be sure to find an orthodontist with Invisalign Elite Preferred Provider status.
To become an Elite Preferred Provider, an orthodontist must achieve the highest level of Invisalign case experience in the country. This means treating a high number of cases and earning a proven track record of successful treatment. There are only a handful of such offices across the country.
For example, were are one of only a handful of Elite Preferred Invisalign Providers serving the North Carolina and Southern Virginia area. Only about 2% of all Invisalign providers nationwide achieve this status!
It’s no secret that orthodontics can be expensive. The key thing is being able to communicate with the staff about things like insurance, payment plans, and so on. Some offices (including our own) even offer a same-day discount on payment by cash, check, or debit card.
The above process might sound easy, but it can be rather time consuming. Here are a few little-known tips for making the search go faster:
Last of all, before you make the final decision on an orthodontist, you should visit the top couple of offices on your list.
Most offices will offer a free initial consultation, but you might have to ask for it. If an office does not do free initial consultations, it’s a bad sign!
Make (and keep!) that initial appointment. This is where the orthodontist will discover the right treatment for you— and you can figure out whether or not you are comfortable working with them.
During the initial consultation, there are many questions you will want to ask. That is expected— it is all part of the process of choosing an orthodontist. Here are some questions that you should have in mind:
If you live in North Carolina or Southern Virginia and you want an orthodontist that is professional, reliable, and affordable, we hope that you’ll check us out here at MyOrthodontist. Here are our locations and current deals.
So we know a thing or two when it comes to finding the best in clear teeth aligners for your smile