Top 10 Things To Know Before Choosing Your Orthodontist

Dr. Dustin Coles

Number 1: Are They A Specialist?

Orthodontists are specially trained dentists who take on several extra years of training in order to straighten teeth, usually by affixing braces to the patient’s teeth. You might say we specialize in smiles. Orthodontists also perform dentofacial orthopedics. This is a fancy way to describe how we normalize the structure of a patient’s jaw bones in order to repair any imbalance in their face. All orthodontists are dentists, but only 6% of dentists are orthodontists. Look for the sea 1 of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Only orthodontic specialists can belong to the AAO.

Our orthodontists at Premier Orthodontics don’t just treat orthodontic problems; we also teach other orthodontists. Dr. Dustin Coles has been a featured presenter for Invisalign, and has lectured to crowds of over 2,000 orthodontists and staff members. By teaching and interacting with many orthodontists, we stay cutting edge with the best treatment options for our patients.

Number 2: Do They Treat Children And Adults?

Orthodontics is not just for kids! While the majority of our patients are kids or young adults, we do help many adults transform their smiles, too. It is important that your orthodontist can treat patients of all ages. In fact, 25% of the orthodontic patients we see at Premier Orthodontics are adults. Many adults are finding out how a healthy and attractive smile is important to their health and the way they feel about themselves. Others choose to avoid a lifetime of crooked teeth for health concerns or problems with their bite.

Number 3:  Do They Provide The First Visit Free of Charge?

Most orthodontists offer free examinations for new patients so that you and your family can get expert advice about treatment needs, options, and timing before making this important investment.

During your first exam and consultation, be sure your questions are being answered, concerns addressed, and you are being educated about all your treatment options.

The orthodontist should include digital x-rays during the exam at no charge.

Number 4:  Do They Off A Lifetime Guarantee?

No matter which orthodontist you choose, ultimately you are not making a small investment in time or money. Because of this, don’t you want to ensure your orthodontist is going to stand behind their treatment? Of course! At Premier Orthodontics your smile is protected by our lifetime guarantee!

After treatment, if your teeth shift or crowd, even if it’s because you didn’t wear your retainers, your re-treatment is completely free. No questions asked. We wouldn’t have it any other way!

Number 5:  Are They Using The Latest Technology 6 Treatment Options Available?

Orthodontics today differs a great deal from years past. Computer-designed braces and wires dramatically increase the precision with which we move teeth and this shortens treatment time. Tie-free braces systems have made treatment far more efficient and comfortable. Clear braces offer a cosmetically pleasing alternative, while Invisalign offers patients an entirely brace-free option. Did you know that Invisalign also has a special treatment system just for teens? At Premier Orthodontics, we guarantee that we can find the treatment option that will fit your lifestyle!

In fact, Dr. Dustin Coles, Tyler Coles, and Hemali Kothari interact and mastermind with some of the greatest orthodontic minds across the country. Ultimately, you get the best treatment available when you choose Premier Orthodontics.

Number 6:  Does Their Quoted Fee Include Retainers?

Orthodontics today differs a great deal from years past. Computer-designed braces and wires dramatically increase the precision with which we move teeth and this shortens treatment time. Tie-free braces systems have made treatment far more efficient and comfortable. Clear braces offer a cosmetically pleasing alternative, while Invisalign offers patients an entirely brace-free option. Did you know that Invisalign also has a special treatment system just for teens? At Premier Orthodontics, we guarantee that we can find the treatment option that will fit your lifestyle!

In fact, Dr. Dustin Coles, Tyler Coles, and Hemali Kothari interact and mastermind with some of the greatest orthodontic minds across the country. Ultimately, you get the best treatment available when you choose Premier Orthodontics.

Number 7: Do They Charge for Emergency Appointments?

Some minor discomfort may occur with braces. Orthodontists typically provide adjustments for poking wires and loose appliances free of charge. At Premier Orthodontics, we provide these types of adjustments free of charge, but you should definitely ask about potential hidden costs with your orthodontist before you start treatment.

At Premier Orthodontics, if you do your best to avoid breaking your braces and follow the simple dietary guidelines which we will share with you, then you should have no additional costs for adjustments throughout your treatment, even if it’s an emergency.

Number 8:  Do They Make You Feel Special And Comfortable?

Regardless if you are reading this report for your own treatment or for your child’s treatment, when you meet with your orthodontist, you should definitely feel comfortable. At Premier Orthodontics, we strive to make you as comfortable as possible before, during, and after treatment.

Something of particular importance if you are reading this report for the treatment of your child is we always ensure your child feels special every time they visit. Dr. Dustin and Tyler Coles each have four kids of their own. Dr. Hema Ii Kothari is on staff at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center where she works with children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial differences. Since our doctors are so involved with children and young adults, we can empathize, relate to them, make them feel comfortable, and extra special.

Number 9:  Do They Have A Great Reputation?

With the Internet today, it is extremely easy to puII up ratings and reviews from patients. Simply go to Google and search for orthodontist reviews and ratings in your town. You will see that we are 5-star rated at each of our 5 offices on Google.

We encourage you to go online and read our patient reviews! We take pride in providing great customer service and treating patients the way they should be treated.

Number 10:  Are They Flexible With Payment Options?

Once you are comfortable and you know which orthodontist you want to treat you or your child, the next question typically is, “How much is this going to cost and how am I going to pay for this?”

At Premier Orthodontics, we will help you understand different payment options from maximizing the most insurance benefits to flex spending accounts to even interest-free payment plans. During the initial exam and complimentary consultation, we will answer all of your questions, including those about our typical cost of braces and the variety of payment options available.

Bonus: Do They Support The Community?

We take pride in giving back to the communities that we live and work in. We support and donate to youth sports, the locaI schools, and we provide no-cost treatment and braces to hundreds of patients through the Smiles Change Lives program. Premier Orthodontics is proud to be the largest provider of donated orthodontic care in Arizona.   In 2016 we will donate over $600,000 of orthodontic care to chi Idren in Arizona who would otherwise be unable to afford it.

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