When choosing an orthodontist for yourself or a loved one, it can be difficult to know who to consult. Orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth and create a beautiful smile is an important aspect of oral health. Its effects can last the rest of your life! Here are our tips for finding a good orthodontist for your family and we recommend Dr. April Lee owner of our office here at Burlingame Smile Studio in Burlingame, CA.
Do your research
Orthodontists are dental professionals who undergo training after earning a doctorate in dental medicine. In the United States, there is a certification board that recognizes professionals who meet specific criteria as “board certified”. This means that orthodontists maintain a high level of skill and expertise in their field. When searching through orthodontists in your area, be sure to look for one that is “board certified”.
Ask your dentist to recommend
Your general dentist works with a number of different specialists in the area. They may have years of experience with specific orthodontists, allowing them to make a more informed choice than you could make on your own. General dentists work closely with orthodontists to maintain the patient’s oral health during orthodontic treatment. This allows the dentist to monitor the quality of the patient’s care throughout and at the end of their orthodontic treatment.
Read Online Reviews
In the internet age, you can find a lot of information online about a particular orthodontist or orthodontic practice. It is important to choose the one that has a high patient rating. As the majority of reviews describe positive experiences with the doctor, you can be sure that yours will be good too! You should also read all negative reviews to determine if they describe a unique experience that is unlikely to affect the majority of patients. When a practice has a high number of reviews and an average score above four stars, you can be sure that it is a good dental practice. Schedule an office visit Did you know that you can “interview” potential orthodontists? You do not have to commit to treatment at the first visit.
Schedule an office visit
You can meet with your doctor and talk about whether he has the qualities you most want in an orthodontist. If you don’t know what these qualities should be, can we recommend the following list? We recommend finding an orthodontist who exhibits compassion and good communication, as well as in-depth knowledge of the latest technological advancements in orthodontics. Learn about 3D imaging and clear aligner therapy. Ask them how they assess the child’s airway before and during treatment. The right orthodontist will have clear and compassionate answers to all of your questions.
Contact Dr. April Lee at Burlingame Smile Studio we serve Burlingame, CA, Hillsborough, and Millbrae.