How to Choose an Orthodontist

Your orthodontic experience is something you'll remember for the rest of your life, so it's important to find a doctor and practice that is the right fit for you.  

A few things to consider:

  • What are my friends, colleagues, and dental professionals saying about the orthodontist and the practice?
    • Dr. Jones and her team work hard to create an amazing experience, and achieve the best results for each and every patient!  It's our goal for all of our patients and dental colleagues to be RAVING FANS of our practice!
  • Is my orthodontist board-certified?  
    • Not all orthodontists are board certified -- only about 41%!  Dr. Jones IS board-certified.  The board certification process represents an orthodontist's personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and life-long learning.
  • Who will be overseeing your treatment: the orthodontist or the assistants? 
    • At our practice, Dr. Jones oversees the treatment of every patient at every visit.  
  • Does the office offer extended office hours before or after work and school?  
    • Most appointments for a patient at our practice are scheduled before or after school.  
  • What types of insurance does the office work with?
    • Our practice works with most major dental insurance.  We do not participate with Medicaid or Medicare.  
  • What are the financing options?
    • Our practice works with each family to create an individualized and comfortable payment plan that works for you.  
  • Does orthodontist and team create a personalized experience for each patient or does the patient just feel like just a "number”?
    • Dr. Jones and her team are incredibly genuine and connected with their patients.  

Orthodontist or general dentist?

Choosing an orthodontist instead of a general dentist for your orthodontic treatment is a decision that will truly make a huge difference in your smile.

Orthodontics is a big investment in your health, the function and appearance of your smile, as well as in your confidence. Why would you trust anyone less than a specialist?

After finishing dental school, orthodontists complete an additional three years of residency.  This education, along with the experience of a practice dedicated solely to orthodontics, gives orthodontists a unique ability to create a customized treatment plan and carry out safe, predictable, and efficient treatment.

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