Did you know 24% of Americans say teeth are what they remember most about someone after meeting them?
Smiles are memorable and as an orthodontist in St. Augustine and St. Johns, Florida, we take pride in helping our patients transform their smiles and their confidence.
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for you or your children, the first step in getting a smile you’re proud of is choosing the right orthodontist.
To help you make the right choice, we’ve outlined seven factors to consider during your research phase.
How To Choose the Right Orthodontist
They say in real estate location is everything and the same applies to choosing an orthodontist. Since regular appointments are part of the process, you want to make sure their office is conveniently located to reduce the likelihood of canceling appointments. Another factor to consider is office hours. Do they have hours before or after your workday, for example?
NOTE: While convenience is important, don’t let it cloud your vision of choosing an orthodontist who will address your needs, but might be a little further away.
You want to pick an orthodontist who will do the job right the first time. Rather than having to make additional visits to get things fixed, redone, or resolve issues.
Feedback from patients provides valuable insights into the quality of care you’ll receive. Pay attention to what people say about their treatment, their outcome, communication, and overall experience. Look at popular review sites like Google, and Yelp as well as their website and Facebook to read through reviews from real people.
As a society, we love options and our orthodontic care is no different. At Henry Advanced Orthodontics, we offer the latest orthodontic advances for treatment that you can trust. This includes Invisalign and traditional braces. We’ll discuss these options with you and help you choose which treatment option makes the most sense for your lifestyle and situation.
When you think of orthodontic treatment, one of the first words that might come to mind is “expensive.”
And while it is an investment, it’s worth it. When researching orthodontists in St. Augustine and St. Johns, Florida, consider the total cost of treatment including X-ray fees, adjustments, and retainers.
At Henry Advanced Orthodontics, we offer flexible payment options.
Always check for qualifications and credentials. Ensuring the orthodontist is a licensed dental professional with additional training and certifications in orthodontics, and is in good standing is important.
Dr. Henry is a board-certified ABO Orthodontist with over 23 years of experience treating both adults and maturing children. Additionally, he is part of an elite group of professionals who have dual training as a pediatric dentist as well as a board-certified orthodontist.
Consultations give you a chance to get to know the orthodontist and assess their communication style and your comfortability with them. Be sure to ask questions about their proposed treatment plan, the results they foresee, and any potential challenges that may arise and how they’ll handle them.
The orthodontist should take time to answer any questions you may have, and address your concerns.
When you book a consultation with us, it’s 100% complimentary, there’s no commitment, and it’s completely free (even if you have to take an x-ray)!
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way since their inception thanks to technological advancements. When researching orthodontists, ask about the technology they use. Are they using digital impressions? 3D imaging? You want the most accurate and efficient orthodontic care so understanding how their technology helps is a must.
Choosing the right orthodontist is the first and most important step of the process of achieving a smile you’re proud of and these seven factors will help you pinpoint an orthodontist that meets your needs.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule your free consultation, contact us today!