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Choosing an orthodontist is a big decision. You want to ensure that they’re qualified, offer a wide range of options, and have experience with your specific situation. At New England Orthodontic Specialist, we know how important it is to feel comfortable with your orthodontist. That’s why Dr. Diana and Dr. Neil have compiled 3 of the most critical questions you need to ask before choosing yours.

What are the orthodontist’s experience and qualifications?

When it comes to straightening your smile, you want an orthodontist you can trust. But what qualifies someone to give you that perfect grin? Well, for starters, you want to ensure that your orthodontist has completed a demanding education and clinical training program and passed rigorous examinations administered by the board.

Dr. Diana and Dr. Neil are board-certified orthodontists and members of the American Board of Orthodontic Specialists, among other national dental organizations. To provide their patients with the best care, they constantly learn about new advances in orthodontics. So when you sit in our dentist’s chair, you can rest assured that the person handling your smile is highly qualified and experienced in orthodontics.

What are their orthodontic payment plans? Do they accept insurance?

Before committing to an orthodontist, ask about their payment plans and whether they accept your insurance. Some offices may offer discounted payments for those who pay in full at the beginning of treatment or have financing options with low-interest rates.

Similarly, not all orthodontists take all types of insurance, so checking if the orthodontist will accept yours is essential. By asking about payment upfront, you can ensure that you’ll be able to afford the smile of your dreams without any financial stress. New England Orthodontic Specialists offers discounts and payment plans to make orthodontic treatment accessible to everyone. Contact us to find out more!

What type of braces does the orthodontist offer, and what are their benefits/disadvantages?

When shopping for an orthodontist, choosing one that offers a wide range of treatment options is best. At New England Orthodontic Specialist, we offer several treatment options:

  • Traditional metal braces – These are typically the most affordable option and can handle more severe alignment issues, but they require routine adjustments and can be noticeably visible.
  • Clear (ceramic) braces – Ceramic braces offer a more aesthetic option as they blend in with the color of your teeth, but they may need to be adjusted more often.
  • Invisalign – Invisible aligners use customized plastic trays that gradually shift your teeth into place without the need for metal wires or brackets. These must be worn at least 22 hours daily to see results and may not be suitable for severe alignment issues.

If you’re not sure which one of these options is right for you, book a free consultation with Dr. Diana or Dr. Neil. They have years of experience helping patients of all ages receive personalized treatment plans.

The 3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing an Orthodontist

Get Your Questions Answered at a Free Consultation Today

Now that we’ve answered some of the most common questions patients have when considering orthodontic treatment, you will be more prepared to take the next step.

Book a free consultation at New England Orthodontic Specialists today, and our team will be happy to help you figure out which type of aligners are right for you and your smile goals. We can’t wait to meet you!