If you have suffered from orthodontic issues your whole life, affecting happiness, self-confidence or health, now is the time to make a change. By investing in your oral health, the last thing you’ll be afraid to do is smile.
2015 saw a rise in the number of adult orthodontic patients, with many unable to receive treatment during their younger years or instead suffering from serious issues later in life. Although it may be harder for some older patients to undergo treatment due to pricing, timing or availability of treatment, now is the best time to make a change.
Choosing an Orthodontist
Before you settle into the office chair though, there are a few things that should be kept in mind in terms of choosing the perfect, most qualified orthodontist. Keep the following three tips in mind:
- Availability: Being fitted with braces is more than just the initial consultation and application of treatment. Emergencies and other instances do occur, and it’s important to ensure help can be reached if necessary. UESO is open five days a week, with later hours available for after work and school appointments.
- Ensure the latest treatments are available: Braces have come a long way since some of the first were found inside the mouths of Egyptian mummies and seen in the writings of Hippocrates. Today, there are many different forms of treatment available including Invisalign, iBraces and even AcceleDent. These treatments strive for invisibility for patients.
- Understand what you need: Although some may think a dentist is just as qualified to handle orthodontic issues in relation to braces, this is often not the case. Orthodontists undergo more training as compared to dentists, and are skilled in noticing different oral issues. By enlisting the help of a qualified, experienced orthodontist, your oral health will be in the best hands possible.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more.