How to Choose Your Orthodontist?
How to Choose Your Orthodontist?
To choose your orthodontist should not be done blindly. Several elements must be taken into account when it comes to entrusting oral care to an orthodontic professional. Read on to get all the highlights!
Professional experience and education
First of all, it is essential to check the qualifications and experience of your future orthodontist. In this regard, make sure they are a graduate of dental school and have a specialization in orthodontics. This is undoubtedly the first element to consider when choosing your professional.
This complete training also earned them their refined knowledge of the techniques and treatments that will be useful in treating your malocclusions. After all, you go to an orthodontist for quality results. So, it’s worth finding out about their track record, reputation and expertise. We tell you how a little further.
Choose your orthodontist near you
Another element to consider is the geographical proximity of your professional. Since you will have to undergo different treatments, it will take a travel time for each one of them. If your orthodontist is close to your home or workplace, it will be a significant time-saving.
Appointments must be scheduled every six to eight weeks and a treatment plan is often spread over several months.
During your first visits, it will be important to find out about the proposed treatments, as well as the devices that will be used in your case. A state-of-the-art orthodontist will be able to offer you a treatment plan adapted to your situation with comfortable and effective devices.
You will also want to know if an Invisalign treatment would be the right solution for you. Such treatment is esthetically pleasing in addition to being effective for many patients. This treatment is a solution for those who are looking for a perfect smile.
Furthermore, the Invisalign approach is discreet. This treatment allows patients to correct their dental problems without compromising their appearance. Transparent gutters replace traditional metal rings here. It is an increasingly popular alternative.
Take the time to discuss the treatment plan with the orthodontist and do not hesitate to ask him any questions that pop into your head. You will then also be able to attest to the accuracy of his words.
Finally, during your first visit, evaluate the modernity of the equipment used. For example:
- Digital X-ray equipment
- A scanner for your teeth impressions
- Software to simulate the treatment plan with final results
Available information and relationship of trust with the orthodontist
You will develop a bond with your orthodontist throughout your visits. It is therefore important that a relationship of trust is quickly established between you and the professional.
In addition, do not hesitate to get all the information you want. Ask questions about the treatment plan, make a list of things you would like to clarify with your orthodontist, etc.
They should explain the different treatment options, share the pros and cons, talk about the process and steps, discuss your expectations and the results at the end.
In short, the transparency of their words and your questions along the way will ensure quality treatment.
Consult the testimonials, opinions and the orthodontist’s website
You will get a profile of the orthodontist’s expertise, but also of the trust relationship by reading the opinions collected, the testimonials, as well as the content of his website. The information obtained will put you in confidence with this professional and you can then make a more informed choice.
Get a clear quote
Before you commit to an orthodontic process, ask for a quote that will give you a fair financial picture. The quality-price ratio of the care offered will be a determining factor to consider when making your decision.
Find out about other services offered
After getting the initial answers to your questions, after discussing the treatment plan and the devices used, take the time to find out about other services available such as:
- Appointment hours
- Dental medical care emergencies
- Flexible appointments
- Financing plan available or other
- On-site team
Dr. Normand Bach and his team: The know-how at your disposal!
For many years, Dr. Normand Bach and his team in Montreal, in the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal, have been providing you with state-of-the-art technologies, treatment plans adapted to your situation and making sure to meet your needs.
The proven experience of Dr. Normand Bach ensures you an exceptional quality of treatment, attentive listening and extraordinary know-how.
Make an appointment now for a consultation. An experienced team awaits you in a spirit of trust.