A Second Opinion in Orthodontics
You’ve been told you or your child needs braces. Braces often involves a notable sacrifice in time and savings. Therefore, it is common to question, “are braces really necessary?” This leads many patients to seek a second opinion when it comes to undergoing orthodontic treatment. This is especially true if the misalignment involves more of the bite rather than a significant aesthetic concern. Nonetheless, a second opinion is completely valid and welcome at Walton Orthodontics.
In general, there are three common reasons why patients (or their parents) seek a second opinion in orthodontics:
To Save Money
It is difficult to debate the fact that orthodontics is an investment. While it is a valued investment with long-term returns, it still may pose a threat to your current budget. You may want to visit another orthodontic practice to find out if you are getting the best possible price on a specific treatment plan or to investigate the discount or payment plans that are offered elsewhere.
To Explore Treatment Alternatives
Modern orthodontics offers a full menu of options in braces, including clear braces, self-litigating brackets, removable aligners and more. It is important to make sure your orthodontist offers the most effective treatment that also meets your personal preferences and lifestyle needs. If you were told you weren’t a candidate for a particular treatment you are interested in, it is wise to get that second opinion to make sure.
To Find a More Trusted and Experienced Provider
Were you told by your family dentist that you need braces? Many dentists now provide Invisalign and other short-term braces. However, if you are going to invest in straightening your teeth, it may be best to elect a provider with special training in orthodontics. After all, you are entrusting your child’s smile to one person – take the time to research his or her credentials and build a relationship with them.
If you want to feel more confident in your decision to put your child in braces, we understand. In fact, we see countless patients for a second opinion. Dr. Walton carries distinguished expertise in his field, which fosters trust and confidence in his patients. Dr. Walton is one of only 30% of all orthodontists worldwide who is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Georgia Association of Orthodontists and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists.
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