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Finding an orthodontist of high caliber can put you at ease because you are one more step closer to a perfect smile.

Unlike dentists, orthodontists are those with whom you make long-term commitments. So, it certainly pays to decide on an orthodontist when you are planning to wear braces or aligners.

 An orthodontist is typically a dentist but a specialist in orthodontics. Crooked teeth, malocclusion, TMJ disorder are some of the examples of dental problems that an orthodontist can help in rectifying. Sadly, most dental clinics roll out these niche services without even a certified orthodontist on board.

So, here are some tips that will help you narrow down your search and find the best orthodontist in town.

Enquire till you perspire

Nearly all orthodontic treatments span for a period of one year or more. Since most of them don’t fall under dental emergency, you can invest some time on research in finding the right orthodontist. Besides trusting Google reviews and ratings, reach out to your friends and relatives for firsthand experience with their orthodontists. Match them with the reviews to help you narrow down the list. This may take a day or two but it is definitely worth the effort.

Check for yourself if your dentist is a certified orthodontist

When you book an appointment in a dental clinic for bite-related treatments, always verify that the dentist you are going to meet is a certified orthodontist with sufficient years of practice in the field. This will give you confidence in the possible results of the ensuing treatment.

Check out testimonials

While waiting in the lounge of the clinic, you are likely to come across the ‘before and after’ pictures of various treatments either on the walls or in any of their coffee table presentations. Additionally, you can also look for testimonials from various patients on our website or YouTube channel.

Make full use of the free consultation

Generally, the initial orthodontic consultations are done for free at most dental practices. Use this opportunity to get to know the orthodontist and his clinic well. Within a few minutes, you will be able to decide whether you should get your treatment done there or elsewhere.

Consult multiple orthodontists

Since consultation is encouraged at most practices, you can walk into any clinic to find out the orthodontist(s) and the treatment options available there. In your discussion, you will be able to decide who fits the bill.

Never settle on proximity

Never choose an orthodontist on the basis of the proximity unless he is really good. You may save a few bucks on your monthly travel, but at the expense of your smile.

See if the doctor volunteers details of treatment

From ordinary braces to Invisalign and invisible lingual braces, every orthodontist has a couple of treatment options at their disposal for every specific orthodontic problem. While consulting, a good orthodontist will often throw these options before you along with their respective pros and cons, cost and tentative duration. This helps you choose what is appropriate for your requirements and budget, despite his recommendation.

Whether it is for teeth straightening or jaw repositioning, our guidelines will help you with your hunt for the best orthodontist. With so many choices in Dubai, even in matters of orthodontics, it is essential to do your due diligence for the best orthodontic results!

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