Finding The Right Orthodontist

Finding The Right Orthodontist
Posted on 10/20/2017

Finding The Right Orthodontist

Woman with braces getting her orthodontic check-up

Having a healthy and beautiful smile can provide a powerful impact on your self-esteem and confidence. When it’s properly maintained, your smile can last you a lifetime, which is why it's important that you find an orthodontist who can best understand your aesthetic needs. We understand the challenges that come with finding the right orthodontist, so we would like to offer some assistance through this tedious process. At McClimans Orthodontics, we want to make your orthodontic treatment and experience a comfortable one - and that includes finding the right orthodontist.

Qualities To Look For In Your Dothan & Enterprise Orthodontist

To achieve the best results from your orthodontic treatment, whether you’re looking to get traditional metal braces or Invisalign, you need to start with a great orthodontist. When doing your research, try to identify the following qualities:

  • Treatments/services: Since every patient is different it is best to try to find an orthodontist that offers a variety of treatment options. This can give you more flexibility when choosing a treatment method that best suits your financial or oral needs.
  • Well reviewed: Many orthodontists will feature patient testimonials on their website or you can find reviews on sites like Google, Facebook, or Yelp. Look for an orthodontist that's well-reviewed by previous patients to get an understanding of their experience.
  • Experience: Find an orthodontist with many years of experience treating various cases of orthodontic issues.
  • Board certified: Certification by the American Board of Orthodontists is a strong indication that the orthodontist is not only well educated, but also, very experienced. Board certification means that your doctor is a licensed professional that fully understands the practice of orthodontic and can be trusted.

Questions To Ask Your Orthodontist

We also recommend asking a few questions during your first consultation with the orthodontist to get an even deeper understanding of his or her practice and service. During the visit, you should ask questions like the following:

  • What orthodontic problem(s) do I have?
  • What are my available treatment options?
  • Approximately, how long will treatment take?
  • How frequently do I need schedule check up appointments?
  • Do you have any after school or after work appointments?
  • How long have you been practicing orthodontics?
  • Can I speak with any previous patients about their experience? Do you have any testimonials or reviews that I can look over?
  • Do you offer any financial options? What insurance do you take?

Call Your Enterprise & Dothan, AL Orthodontist

Any good orthodontist should be ready with answers to all of those questions and more confidently. If there are any hesitations, it may be best to look elsewhere. At McClimans Orthodontics, we’re more than happy to help you find the right orthodontist that best suits your needs. Feel free to call us at our Dothan office at (334) 678-0096 or Enterprise office at (334) 308-9220. If you'd like to schedule a consultation at our office, you may also schedule an appointment request online. We look forward to hearing from you!