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Steps to Find Perfect Orthodontist for your child

Finding a PERFECT orthodontist for your child is not an easy task as you have to consider many things before making your selection of an orthodontist for your child. While you have to make sure the practitioner that you are choosing is the one you can trust upon, you also have to be assured that your child will feel comfortable with the orthodontist, and at the same time the orthodontist has a proven treatment track record. You don't want to be in a situation where in the middle of treatment you have to change orthodontist. Therefore making the right choice, in the beginning, is the best action.

Now when you know the importance of finding a perfect orthodontist for your child, questions arise on how you can find that "perfect orthodontist"? Ideally, you should be covering these 4 steps to find the perfect orthodontist for your family.  

01. Ask for Recommendations: 

Ask your dentist if they can recommend a good orthodontist for your child. In their routine practice, dentists see many patients who have had orthodontic treatment performed by different orthodontists. Based on their experience and qualification, dentists can judge the results of orthodontic treatment performed by various orthodontists. Therefore dentists can give you the best opinion of which orthodontists are successful. 

Not just that, you may want to ask you friend, relatives, and colleagues if they know any orthodontist with a proven track record. 

02. Do search on Internet:  

After you have made an initial list of orthodontists based on the recommendations, it can be a good idea to spend some time on the internet trying to find out patient testimonials and reviews of those orthodontists. This way you can filter out some orthodontists out of your list where patient reviews and testimonials do not give you a strong signal. 

03. Questions to ask: 

Make arrangements to visit at least 3 orthodontists before making your final decision. Don't hesitate to ask questions during your initial consultation. Observe whether orthodontists answer your questions properly, and understand your concerns. Your questions should cover things like: 

1.What are the available options for orthodontic treatments of your child? 

2.How long treatment plan will take? 

3.Can orthodontist provide written treatment plan and cost estimates etc. 

04. Financial planning / payment plan:  

Be sure to understand the financial options available for your child's orthodontic treatment. Some orthodontists offer monthly payment plans. In a case where monthly payments are available check how much upfront payment needs to be made. You have to understand the payment plan properly to make sure the financial liability does not stress you going forward in the future.  

To explore benefits, options and payment plan for your child's orthodontic treatment at our clinic Guildford Dental Practice, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01483 573 907.  

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