A smile is what people notice first when you walk into a room. If your smile is less than perfect, it can affect how you feel about yourself. Do you have a crooked or crowded teeth, or perhaps TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder? Discover how you can choose the right orthodontist for you or your to create a beautiful, radiant smile to last a lifetime.
1) Only seek the services of an orthodontic specialist
Any dentist can move teeth with braces. However, a Singaporean orthodontist undergoes an additional 2-3 years above and beyond a general dentist to attain additional specialized skills in the movement of teeth and treatment of abnormal jaw growth.
2) Verify an orthodontist’s credentials
Choose only orthodontists licensed and whose members follow high ethical standards and are screened before qualifying to become a member.
3)Ask how long the orthodontist has been in practice
A well-established practice is experienced in the delivery of orthodontic care. Ask to see before-and-after photos of completed orthodontic treatment results.
4) Does the office look current and up to date with latest treatment techniques and delivery of customer service?
Along with traditional orthodontic techniques using metal and clear ceramic braces, there is a new option available offering a brace less alternative to wearing braces called Invisalign.
5) Check out the office
The office, as well as treatment rooms, need to be clean and organized. Equipment should not only be up-to-date but well maintained too. Are they using the latest sterilization techniques? Are all appliances new or do they recycle brackets from previous patients? These are questions you should ask.
6) Consider, of course, the specialization of the orthodontist. Orthodontics is a wide field, and within the branch of orthodontics, there are further specialized fields that you should be aware of while choosing your doctor. Choose only the one who will effectively meet all your requirements. This will save you a lot of trouble in the future.
Your general dentists can provide listings of Orthodontists they recommend in your area. Make sure you go online and check out their credentials and read patient reviews. Many websites show before-and-after photos of treatment as well as testimonials from patients pleased with their results.