Can you go straight to orthodontist?
You can make an appointment with an orthodontist any time to discuss your orthodontic needs and set up a treatment plan. By the same token, if your dentist does make a referral, you do not need to choose that orthodontist. You’re free to see anyone you feel can do the best job for you.
Can you get braces if you want them?
Yes, adults get braces But adults getting braces for cosmetic reasons is becoming more common, and it’s something you shouldn’t feel bad about jumping into! Feeling self conscious about your teeth can hold you back from so many things in life.
How do I get started as an orthodontist?
Educational Requirements for Orthodontists
- Obtain an undergraduate degree.
- Pass the Dental Admission Test to be able to apply for dental school.
- Complete dental school and residency.
- Pass the National Board Dental Examination.
- Obtain a license to practice orthodontics as a specialty, which may require a special state exam.
Can you do a monthly plan for braces?
If you’ve already selected an orthodontist you like, you can ask them if they offer braces payment plans. A financing plan would allow you to spread out the cost of treatment into monthly payments over a period of time. And some orthodontists even offer 0% financing plans to their patients.
Do orthodontists have their own practice?
Starting your own practice as an orthodontist has its upsides and downsides. To start, you’re compensated as both a practitioner and business owner, which means a significant salary boost if business is good. If the business doesn’t go as planned, you could end up in a tough financial situation.
How much are the cheapest braces?
The cost range for braces can vary greatly for each type:
- Metal braces (traditional braces): $3,000 – 7,000.
- Ceramic braces: $4,000 – 8,000.
- Lingual braces: $8,000 – 10,000.
- Invisalign: $4,000 – 7,400.
How does an orthodontist develop a treatment plan?
The doctor will review x-rays, scans, photographs and any records of your teeth to develop your treatment plan. Some treatment plans include several orthodontic options for the patient to choose from. While other patients’ plans may only have one option.
Is it better to see an orthodontist or a dentist?
Treatment by an orthodontist can be less costly than the additional care required treating dental problems arising as a result of orthodontic problems. For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident.
How can I tell if I need orthodontic treatment?
A computer analysis shows patients the before and after results. Most patients have impressions of their teeth taken at the same time as their photos. We put together a diagnostic wax up of their teeth. The wax up gives the patient a good idea of how their teeth will look after the orthodontic treatment.
Why are orthodontists interested in Invisalign for adults?
We offer treatments for all ages, including Invisalign® for adults and teens. One of the reasons we became orthodontists was to create a patient friendly office atmosphere committed to creating beautiful, healthy smiles.
Can a family move before orthodontic treatment is completed?
This means that many of the families that begin an orthodontic treatment move before their treatment has been completed. While getting into orthodontic treatment can be easy, transferring your treatment to a new provider can be a stressful and frustrating process.
Who is the orthodontist in Grand Rapids Michigan?
Dr. Majznerski and his staff have been providing exceptional orthodontic care for ALL ages throughout West Michigan and Grand Rapids for over 25 years.
How to transfer your orthodontic Records to another office?
Ask the office manager if they have recommendations for other offices in the area and ask how much it will cost for copies of your orthodontic records including your orthodontic pre-treatment photos, pre treatment and progress treatment x-rays, intra-oral scans, orthodontic models and all applicable treatment notes.
What happens when an orthodontist sells his practice?
When a practice sale does occur you may not be given a heads up and then entire process may feel abrupt. In this situation your selling orthodontist may be bound by a non disclosure agreement and may not be able to discuss plans to sell with current patients while the sale is pending.