Most people know that it's important to to seek a second opinion when they are considering a major medical procedure. The same rules applies for anyone considering orthodontic treatment. You should be completely comfortable with your orthodontist and his or her plan for you before having any orthodontic installations.
The majority of orthodontists offer free initial consultations because they are aware that potential patients may be meeting with multiple professionals. You should take advantage of these no-cost appointments and see as many orthodontists as you need to. If you are unsure or don't think that a particular treatment plan isn't right for you, don't hesitate to make an appointment with another provider.
You may notice that some orthodontists may suggest similar treatment plans, while others may recommend something significantly different. This doesn't mean that any particular option is right or wrong. It is important to remember that orthodontists may have more training in the use of specific appliances and may be more likely to recommend them to patients. The opposite may also be the case for some orthodontic professionals. For example, an orthodontist who is not trained in using Invisalign retainers or invisible braces, will most likely not offer them as treatment options for patients.
You should never feel pressured to immediately commit to a treatment plan. There are many factors to consider when you are thinking about braces, and you can't make an informed choice in a stressful environment.
If your interested in orthodontic treatment, contact Upper Eastside Orthodontists today. Dr. Tanya Vaysman and her experienced staff would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.