Not all orthodontic practices are the same. Each may have different specialties, experience, and methods. It’s important to do your research before embarking on your orthodontic journey to ensure your smile is in well-equipped hands that have your best interests in mind.
If you are an adult looking to get a straight, healthy smile, it’s wise to note that adult treatment is much different than that of a child’s. Make sure that the orthodontist of your choice has experience in this field and has treated numerous adult patients. At Castilla Orthodontics, we have a special place in our hearts for adult patients because I myself received braces as an adult.
Technology can also distinguish orthodontic practices from one another. If an office is still using film x-rays, doesn’t offer esthetic braces, or is still taking gooey impressions of your mouth, that’s a surefire sign that the office is not using updated technology or methods. Our practice offers digital x-rays, clear braces, laser treatments, and teeth whitening. We also have an iTero digital scanner to eliminate the gooey impressions for our patients who choose a clear aligner treatment, such as Invisalign. Looking around an office and seeing what it has to offer can tell you a lot about an orthodontic office and the technology they utilize. At Castilla Orthodontics, we are constantly exploring the latest technology that can improve the comfort of our patients and quicken their treatment time.
Finances are another aspect that can set practices apart from the rest. A lot of offices offer what seem to be low fees at first, but it is not an all-inclusive price. It is wise to ask about potential extra fees regarding records, broken brackets, emergency visits, retainers, and canceled appointments when comparing different offices. It’s no secret that orthodontic treatment can be a large investment in your future. However, it’s a service where you also get what you pay for. Beware of offices that offer a deeply discounted rate because you will notice the difference in the low-quality materials and customer service. We are proud to offer industry-leading flexible financing to fit your or your family’s budget. At Castilla Orthodontics, we look for financial solutions rather than obstacles.
It’s important to consider convenience and personal preference when selecting the right orthodontist for you. At our practice, we understand how busy everyone’s lives are so we are available via email, phone call, text, or even Facebook Messenger. If you can’t get in touch with us, it’s likely you have the wrong number! Be mindful that you are entering a twelve- to twenty-four-month journey with your orthodontist—make sure that the staff is attentive to your needs and that you are enjoying the experience!
You are investing in the smile of your life. Make sure your smile is in good hands and be confident in your decision of finding a quality office that will cater to your personal needs and concerns. Orthodontics has changed my life and it is my passion to bring confidence and a bright smile to each and every one of my patients. If you would like to book your complimentary consultation at Castilla Orthodontics, give us a call at 503-917-3925. We are more than happy to help you get the smile you deserve.