How To Find A Good Annapolis Orthodontist


It is not hard to find a good Annapolis orthodontist but you may not know what exactly you should be looking for. If you are considering getting orthodontic treatment for yourself or your loved ones, you need to know what to look for to have a safe and successful experience. Consider the following;

  • Recommendations And Reviews

Reputation is everything. An orthodontist with a good reputation is obviously doing something right. You can get recommendations from your dentist, family or friends. Check out online reviews and settle for one with positive reviews. Remember that it is almost impossible to please all patients so if there are just a few negative reviews, you should ignore them. If however, you spot a pattern of negative reviews, then you should find another orthodontist. Ask other people the experience they have had with different orthodontists and make an informed decision.

  • Specialization

There are plenty of dentists that also offer orthodontic treatment even though their actual specialization is dentistry. Legally, they are allowed to do it. However, you should go for orthodontists that actually specialize in orthodontics. They should be qualified and experienced.

  • Comfort

It goes without saying that you should be treated in an environment that makes you feel safe and comfortable. This starts from the way they talk to you, the way staff members treat you and the friendliness of the environment. Your orthodontic treatment will take 12 to 24 months. That is such a long time. This is why you must make sure that the environment for treatment is relaxed and comfortable.

  • Variety Of Treatment

Go for an orthodontist that can offer a variety of treatments. With all the development that has been made in orthodontic technology, treatment methods are so many. Even though they may not all necessarily work for you, an orthodontist should be able to provide options that could work for you.

  • Payment

Before starting treatment, make sure you have all the facts about payment. Make sure they are able to give you a full quote which includes all fees involved including retention post-treatment. Do this to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

  • Relationship With Dentists

Your dentist obviously needs to know about your orthodontic treatment. Even when you are going through orthodontic treatment, you still need to see your dentist for your other dental needs. Make sure that your orthodontist is able to work well with your dentist for your well-being.

  • Support Team

An orthodontist does not work alone. They have a support team which includes; hygienists, dental nurses and orthodontic therapists. They all contribute to your general experience. It is, therefore, wise to opt for an orthodontist that has a qualified, experienced and pleasant team.