If you are looking for an orthodontist to start treatment with but are unsure what criteria to look for, you’ve landed on the perfect blog! Sawgrass Orthodontics is here to explain how to choose the right orthodontist for your needs. A crucial decision to make, we recommend considering experience, location, treatment options, your budget, and much more.

Consider Experience and Education

Any oral healthcare professional you choose to work on your teeth should have an education and credentials you trust. Orthodontists with years of experience and affiliations with respected organizations understand the importance of tailoring care and helping patients understand each step of treatment. 

Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny are proud to be members of the American Association of Orthodontists. They are both trained Invisalign specialists with the expertise you can count on for efficient treatment to help you reach your smile goals. Additionally, our orthodontists have graduated from prestigious universities in Florida.

Convenience of Location

Finding an orthodontic office close to your home is an important consideration. Unlike dentist appointments that are only twice a year, you will need to travel to the practice you decide on for follow-up appointments every four to eight weeks. You likely won’t want to travel an hour away for care if you don’t have to or if an emergency appointment is required. Choosing an orthodontist close to home that has hours accommodating your family’s schedule allows for more convenient and accessible appointments.

Sawgrass Orthodontics has two practices, one in Sunrise and the other in Weston, serving the many nearby communities. We believe in having reliable expert care in your community so you don’t have to travel far to achieve your brand-new smile. Our patients can rely on us for a check-up and or quick appointment!

Available Treatment Options

Orthodontic technology continues to advance each year. Finding an up-to-date practice allows you to undergo reliable, comprehensive care and streamline your treatment. Look into their treatment options online and see which offices provide the services you want. Or, if you are unsure of what treatment is best for you, then a place with options for you.

Staying abreast of the latest orthodontic advances, Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny bring those ideas back to Sawgrass Orthodontics so patients like you can rest assured they are receiving the best treatment on the market. We pride ourselves in the many treatment options we provide to match different patients’ aesthetic needs and lifestyles.

How Do I Choose the Right Orthodontist?

Think About Your Budget

Affordability and cost are essential when choosing an orthodontist. Realigning your smile is a life-changing experience but can also be expensive. If you plan to use dental insurance, calling them to see which offices they have a contract with can be a great start. Otherwise, many orthodontic websites have information on their site about payment plan offerings, third-party options, and insurance plans they accept. It may take time to sort through them all, but it will ensure you can undergo orthodontic treatment stress-free.

We believe everyone in our community seeking orthodontic treatment should have the chance to start. Sawgrass Orthodontics provides personalized payment options for your unique budget and accepts most major credits and insurance plans. To learn more about how we make payment manageable for all patients, you can visit our Financials & Insurance webpage.   

A Positive Experience Each Time

Finding an orthodontist and care team that prioritizes your experience at each appointment is crucial, especially on the first visit. Think about how you felt leaving your consultation and what you were able to gain in terms of determining your next steps as a result of it. Practices that prioritize positive customer service interactions will make a mark on you and your desire to return for their services. Look for reviews on sites like Google and Yelp to learn about others’ experiences to help you decide.

Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny care very deeply about making patients feel comfortable as soon as they walk in the door. Considering how long treatment can be, we strive to build relationships with patients to help them look forward to seeing our team and continuing treatment. We never rush through exams and ensure you are confident in treatment each step of the way.

Affordable Consultations 

Some offices charge a significant amount for orthodontic consultations, while others provide this service for free. Visit the websites of each office you are interested in to learn more about what they offer during this initial visit and how much it will cost you. You can also determine how easy it is to get an appointment while scheduling your first appointment and consider any difficulties that arise, if any, during this time. 

At Sawgrass Orthodontics, each new incoming patient is entitled to a free consultation with us! During this no-commitment visit, our team will learn the big picture behind your teeth, what we can do to help you achieve your smile goals, and answer any and all questions you have about the process. We always take our time and ensure you are confident in our care plan for you before starting. 

How Do I Choose the Right Orthodontist?

Start Care with the Perfect Orthodontist!

We hope this list of criteria has helped you better understand what you are looking for in treatment and in an orthodontist to provide it. We value our patients’ trust in us at Sawgrass Orthodontics to provide them with the best care available. You can schedule your free consultation with Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny today to get started. We can’t wait to meet you!

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