An orthodontist is a dentist who has specialized in a particular field of dentistry. They focus on the oral health of a patient and are trained to diagnose, prevent and correct structural problems of teeth in their patients. This could be misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, underbite, overbite, and spacing in the teeth.
Finding A Good Orthodontist
One can begin by talking to people and ask for recommendations of orthodontist they may know. It could be they received a service from them, or they know someone who did. Talk to friends, family, neighbors and also co-workers. Another way of getting a good orthodontist is by talking to your dentist and asking for a referral, people in the same field know each other. And this information will be reliable. One can also do a search online of orthodontist within their local area. Lastly, one can talk to their health insurance provider who will be able to give a list that one can contact.
Training and Certification
Once one has gathered contacts, then they need to do a background check on the orthodontist. One needs to check on their training and certification. They orthodontist needs to have certification from the Association of Orthodontist. This shows that they have met the requirements to provide this service.
It is also important to check on the experience and the years of practice of the orthodontist. This will give the patient the reassurance that they are knowledgeable and have the expertise to provide the service. Also, one can ask to look at photos of before and after to see the quality of work they do. One can also look at the orthodontist website and check the reviews and feedback from former patients.
The facility of the orthodontist matters. What equipment are they using and what is the technology level for treatment. How is the atmosphere of the place is it clean, are the staff warm and friendly. These factors are necessary to make the orthodontic experience a pleasant one.
Finally, a good orthodontist will be readily available in term of location and readily availability. This will ensure that one does not miss appointments and also if one is not able to be available, they can reschedule. They will also be able to discuss with the patient and provide payment options for them