Tips For Finding The Right Orthodontist For Braces

Posted on: 7 June 2017

Whether you're getting braces or one or more of your children are, finding the right orthodontist is essential. Most people wear braces for a few years, so it is important to find an orthodontist that you enjoy seeing for an extended amount of time. Use the following tips to help you choose the right orthodontist:

Utilize Free Consultations

Most orthodontists offer potential new patients the opportunity to have a free consultation in their office. This consultation will give you the opportunity to meet the orthodontist and their staff and tour the facility. You will also be able to get answers to any questions that you may have. Take the time to schedule free consultations with several different orthodontists until you find one whom you are very comfortable with.


For most people, the price of braces is a big factor when choosing an orthodontist. While you should not necessarily choose an orthodontist strictly on price alone, it is in your best interest to look for one that provides a good value. Don't forget to call your dental insurance company before you begin treatment; while braces are often considered a cosmetic treatment, their are some dental insurance plans that will cover a portion of the cost of orthodontic treatment. If your dental insurance does offer benefits for braces, make sure you choose an orthodontist that accepts your dental insurance.

Ask About Discounts and Payments

There are a lot of orthodontists that offer a sibling discount so you can save money when your second child needs orthodontic treatment. Some orthodontists will also offer a discount if you pay for the entire cost of treatment upfront. If you are not able to pay in full upfront, look for an orthodontist that offers a convenient payment plan, preferably without interest.


After braces are put on, they will need to be adjusted regularly, so it is a good idea to search for an orthodontist that is located near your home. Choosing a local orthodontist will help save you time since you won't have to drive as far, and you will also save gas.


Since braces are a big investment, you are sure to want the best results possible. Don't be afraid to ask an orthodontist for references from past patients before you decide to use their services. Actually take the time to call the references to get a better idea of how the orthodontist provides treatment.  


About Marcel and the Dentist

Hi, my name is Marcel. Welcome to my site! I started it to help others learn about children's dentistry. Most of us don't remember dentist trips from our early childhood. Maybe we didn't even really care about our teeth until we started losing baby teeth. In my case, I became interested in children's dentistry as a young father. When my kids were young, I was a student, and our insurance did not cover visits to the dentist. Although my wife and I tried to teach our kids good hygiene on our own, it was difficult. When we we finally able to take them to the dentist, my little girls were scared and didn't know what was going on. Luckily, they appreciate the dentist now that they are older, but their first experiences helped teach me more about the importance of children's dentistry. Hopefully you can learn from my experiences!