An orthodontist is a fully qualified specialist who has first trained to become a regular dentist.
Since there is now so much information out there, it can be increasingly difficult to choose the most appropriate dentist or best orthodontist for you.
We have compiled a list of our top 10 tips when choosing orthodontists that can deliver the right results, every time.
Are they experienced and a specialist?
The best orthodontic dentists will have acquired a huge amount of technical experience and know-how in the field of adult orthodontics and will often be a specialist in the field.
Specialist is defined not by experience, but by additional qualifications. Just ask your orthodontist if he/she is a specialist and if so in what area of orthodontic treatment.
The experienced orthodontist will be able to create the ideal result you are seeking as they will understand all the nuances to achieve the straightest smiles.
It is the detail in planning and execution that achieves the best results.
Adults have a different requirement from orthodontic braces to children’s dentistry.
Short-Term Adult Orthodontics was invented with the average adult and their particular needs in mind. Therefore, you should seek out those dentists that are dedicated to treatments that fall into your criteria.
In order to get the most out of your treatment, there is no person better than the founder of a particular technique or brand system. These clinicians are extremely experienced and knowledgeable about the performance of that type of dentistry.
At The Perfect Smile Studios, we are proud of Dr Biju Krishnan who is the founder of CFAST teeth straightening system.
It is also important that your dentist is maintaining a high standard of continuing education so that they remain current and at the top of their game. You should look at their profiles on the website to see exactly how experienced or skilled they are. See our team.
Do they have state of the art technology?
The best orthodontist would be using the latest techniques that are clinically proven to work and provide the most optimal results. Use of cutting-edge techniques, innovations, and materials can produce better than optimal results for you in a cost-effective way.
Can they supply before and after photographs?
If your choice of a dentist has an extensive array of cases showing you treatment possibilities of past patients they have treated, then it will give you confidence in their abilities. It also shows you the kind of results the various treatment choices can offer.
It is important that you understand what is available to you and the experience level of the practice you attend.
You may also want to know how long each case took from start to completion when looking at past results to give you an indication of the duration of your treatment.
Reviews, testimonials and recommendations?
If you are in the process of finding the best orthodontist for you then you should always go on a recommendation. Please take some time to look at what other patients say about us. We pride ourselves on being the Number 1, go-to place for any orthodontic and dental treatment.
No charge initial consultation?
Take advantage of FREE consultations so that you can fully understand the philosophy of the practice. It is also a great opportunity for you to meet the team and to ask any questions about your concerns and reservations. Remember you are making sure that they are the right orthodontist for you!
For this reason, The Perfect Smile Studios are unique in offering totally free of charge consultations so that you can understand the various choices that are open to you in this modern day and age of technological advancements. Book online here.
It is important for you to know that there is a caring dedicated team that backs all your treatment and is there to support you through the process.
A friendly approachable team will help to buffer any anxiety that you may feel towards having the treatment.
Our team at the Perfect Smile Studios is highly trained and knowledgeable, which means that you can ask them any questions about the treatment and they will be able to help you.
Having a team of people that you feel comfortable with helps the whole treatment process to be more relaxed and enjoyable experience.
Best orthodontists will be sensitive to your financial budget and understand that you are looking for an optimal treatment that is the most cost-effective for the long term.
At The Perfect Smile Studios, we have a range of financial options that are suitable for a wide spectrum of circumstances. We can help facilitate the best choice of treatment and financial solutions for you.
We also offer 0% financial plans.
Customised Treatment Plans
Top orthodontists will carry out an extensive comprehensive examination looking at all aspects of your mouth. This is important so that the dentist is properly checking and maintaining your oral care.
Best orthodontists will look at the infection levels in your mouth, the structural integrity of all your teeth and in particular your bite dynamics. They will also look at which would be the best smile design for the cosmetic results you require.
It is also important so that the dentist can customise your treatment plan to suit your specific needs and requirements. We specialise in customised plans thus providing the most optimal treatment for you.
“It is important that only the most highly compatible treatments form part of your overall treatment plan.”
There are so many orthodontic choices for treatment. Innovative solutions have meant that there are so many techniques, products, systems and brands now available to choose from.
Your orthodontist will select the most appropriate teeth straightening system that is the best for your particular teeth and mouth. See your options.
The best orthodontists will always want to make sure that your treatment is being maintained in your mouth as they expected. If you feel that you have any concerns or problems after your teeth straightening treatment it is important that you are able to speak with your orthodontic dentist freely about your concerns.
You can be reassured that we have good protocols in place that allow our orthodontists to check and review that your treatment is as expected. You also will have the opportunity to express any concerns.
We encourage our patients to communicate with us when they are worried about any part of the treatment or simply have any questions.
Best Orthodontists ensure that strict protocols are followed to create a safe and high-quality treatment procedure for our patients. There are various systems and checks in place that enable these areas to be adhered to at all times.
The Quality Care Commission is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. Best practices would have these diligent protocols in place.
The first initial consultation is free of charge.
A person’s smile is a very important asset and it influences almost every aspect of life from how you feel about yourself to how others feel about you and hence how you interact and communicate with each other.
It is almost the catalyst to a chain reaction on how you live your life. Smiling has an instant psychological effect of uplifting your spirits and it also makes people around you feel comfortable to be in your company.
A dentist is someone who looks after your mouth. There are many different types of dentists that like to either specialise in a particular field of dentistry or who are dedicated to a certain type of dentistry.
Dentists look after the health and foundation of your teeth and mouth. A general dental practitioner is a dentist that looks after the overall health of the mouth.
Medically reviewed & updated on June 1, 2022