Whether you or your teen needs orthodontic treatment for medical necessity, or because you understand the many advantages of having that perfect smile, finding the right professional to trust with your teeth is important. There are many orthodontist choices in the Toronto and GTA areas, so what sets one apart from another? Here’s a list of 4 things to look for in a quality orthodontist:
Choose An Orthodontic Specialist
Ask your dentist if he or she is an orthodontic specialist. That means that they’ve completed an additional two years of specialty training in successfully performing orthodontic treatments and are more qualified to treat a variety of orthodontic challenges. You can tell if they are a specialist by memberships in organizations such as the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, or other local associations that only accept orthodontic specialists. Also, look for the number of years the orthodontist has been practicing and make sure your orthodontist owns his or her practice, rather than being a “hired” orthodontist.
Choose Orthodontists Who Are Experienced Trendsetters
You want to choose someone in Toronto who continues their education to learn and grow with the new changes and technologies currently available. Your orthodontist choice should be an Invisalign preferred provider, which means they have treated many patients already. The Invisalign™ system of tooth movement involves clear, removable aligners that are worn 22 hours a day. The success of your Invisalign results depends on your cooperation and also the orthodontist who has taken the time to evaluate and set up your case using the proprietary software that Invisalign has developed.
Look for doctors in GTA who have a thriving practice, but are also researchers and teachers. You can feel more confident knowing that they are reading and learning about the best practices and confident enough to teach others the same. And, chances are, they’ll be able to offer you all of the treatment choices available and explain them completely before proceeding.
Select an Orthodontist Who Can Treat All Ages
When you find a practice you can trust, you want to be able to use them for all of your family’s orthodontic needs. Make sure your orthodontist has experience with early interceptive treatment as well as treating teens and adults.
Ensure Financial Cooperation
Make sure you choose a GTA orthodontist who accepts a variety of payment options. They should accept credit cards, as well as cash or cheques. They should be able to set up a no-interest payment plan for your treatment. They should work with your insurance companies to make sure you get the maximum benefits you are paying for. Braces are an important investment in your or your child’s future. Research proves the lasting effects a beautiful, healthy smile has on your life, from job prospects to relationship-building. Choose an orthodontist who will make it happen for you.
When you research all of these important aspects of partnering with an orthodontist for your braces, Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments, we are certain you will find City Orthodontics at the top of your list. The doctors at City Orthodontics are rock stars in the wide world of orthodontics. Both Drs. Kimos and Dayan are orthodontic specialists with advanced training in Invisalign and chronic facial and jaw pain. They are members of multiple national and local and orthodontic associations. Dr. Dayan is an Invisalign Elite provider, having treated more than 1000 cases of all kinds. And both are not only experienced practitioners, but they also teach orthodontics and Invisalign treatments at various universities and dental schools.
Choose the best orthodontists in the GTA, give City Orthodontics a call at (416) 222-3223 and schedule your first consultation. You’ll see why they’re the best in Toronto.