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How Can I Find A Good Orthodontist?

Posted in Orthodontics

Making the decision to have braces is a big step in your life!

Braces can make a huge difference in the health of your teeth and gums. They can improve the way you feel about your smile. Depending on the severity of your case, braces can even make it easier to talk and chew.

Who do you trust to get you the results you need? Choosing a board-certified orthodontist is an important matter.

Get Recommendations

Begin by talking with your general dentist about orthodontists available in your area. Your dentist will be familiar with local orthodontic offices and can give you the most detailed information you need. Your dentist will also help you out in understanding what your orthodontic needs could be.

Ask friends and family members for recommendations. People you trust who have had braces should be able to give you an honest opinion about the care they received.

Shop Around

Don’t limit yourself! It’s okay to have orthodontic evaluations in multiple offices. Getting a “second opinion” doesn’t hurt. Interview a few orthodontists to find the type of braces and a fit that works well for you.

Do online research, make phone calls, and visit the practices. Orthodontic treatment will require that you make many trips to one office during the process. You should enjoy whom you’re seeing!

Consider More Than Cost

Orthodontic treatment usually costs the same across the board. Your insurance may stipulate specific benefits. Cost tends to vary by region; depending upon need and demand, treatment will be more expensive in some locations than others.

Don’t let cost alone be your determining factor. The personality and policies of an office could be what make your decision for you. Financing plans are usually provided.

Get started today by contacting your dentist for recommendations.

Posted on behalf of:
Walton Orthodontics
2609 Peachtree Pkwy #C
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 663-0955

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