How To Choose An Orthodontist

How To Choose An Orthodontist

Connie Stevens said it best when she said, ‘Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.’

However if your smile is not one you wear proudly due to crooked teeth, then it might be time to find an orthodontist such as Dr Tyler Robison, one of the mesa orthodontics. Even if you are no longer a teenager, an orthodontist can give you a smile to be proud of and usually for less time and money than you might expect orthodontic treatment to take. A good orthodontist will work with you and your dental insurance to find a method that will work within your budget. On the other hand finding a good orthodontist can seem a bit daunting when confront with pages of results in the telephone book or in an online search, so keep reading for how to choose the right orthodontist for you or your family.

dental doctor Finding a good orthodontist can be as easy as asking around to anyone you know who has braces and finding one that seems good. However, if you don’t know anyone who has braces, which is possible for many adults or anyone new to the area, then it’s time to turn to the telephone book or the internet.

Some things to consider are where the orthodontist office is located, the hours of service and if they take the type of dental insurance you have. Finding an orthodontist in a convenient location with hours that fit your schedule will make keeping your appointments easier.

Once you have a list of orthodontists you would like to try, then it’s time to get on the phone and ask some questions. Such as:

  • How long the orthodontist has been in practice?
  • What their practice consists of, mainly kids, mainly adults or a combination of both?
  • Does the orthodontist perform all the services themselves or do they have a team they normally work with?
  • What types of treatments do the orthodontists offer, such as traditional braces, Invisalign or others?
  • How does the office handle emergency or after-hours needs?
  • Can the office provide contact information on some present or past patients for references?

This is just a rough sample of questions to give you an idea of the information you might want when choosing an orthodontist so feel free to add or subtract from this list as needed.