Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Orthodontist

Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Orthodontist
Posted on 11/02/2020
Have you recently been told that you need to see an orthodontist?

Do you think that your teeth are straight enough, and wonder why you have to see a specialist for treatment?

Straight, beautiful teeth are just one if the outward signs of orthodontic treatment, but there are many other reasons to continue seeing your orthodontist!

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about straightening your teeth. It also includes:

1) Monitoring changes in jaw bones, facial bones, and soft tissue

2) Regularly planned treatments and exams to develop a custom plan for care

3) Assessments of tooth movement and oral health (with adjustments to treatment as needed)

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

Your orthodontist is a partner in your health, and you should feel comfortable with your doctor. Before you make your first appointment, make sure to ask:

1)  Are they specialists? Orthodontists are trained in how to normalize the structure of a patient’s jaw bones. When you’re looking for an orthodontist, be sure to look for the seal of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). These are only awarded to specialists.

2) Do they treat all age groups? Practices that treat children, teens, and adults are better equipped to take care of your smile with options like traditional braces and Invisalign.

3) Is the first visit free? Initial consultations are an important part of the process. If you can get a free consultation to get a feel for your new doctor, your relationship will be improved and it will help soothe your nerves.

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Ann Arbor, and the surrounding communities, look no further! We have 5 offices in Metro Detroit for your convenience, and a wide range of appointment times.

Contact us today to find out more! Note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve updated our office policies to keep you safe! Please be sure to read our office policies before scheduling your appointment. Please call us if you have any questions!