Choosing an Orthodontist

Selecting an orthodontist may seem like a daunting task when you have never been through it, so it’s a smart idea to ask for a recommendation from someone who has. Whether it’s a friend, coworker, or family member, your source will probably be more than happy to share his or her first-hand experience.

Your general dentist is also a great resource to get a recommendation. If your dentist’s children have had braces, ask which orthodontist they used.

Ask questions

Is The Doctor A Specialist?

  • A general dentist is similar to your family doctor, who provides excellent care for your well-being and aids in disease prevention and treatment. Dentists are great for checkups, preventive care, filling cavities, and performing cosmetic procedures. An orthodontist is a specialist who has two to three years of additional education and training beyond dental school and is an expert in designing smiles by gently straightening your teeth. Orthodontists are the experts at choosing the treatment option that’s best for you. Here is an interesting fact: all orthodontists are dentists but only about 6% of dentists are orthodontists. 

​Does The Office Have A Great Reputation?

  • ​​Do your homework! Check social media sites such as Google, Facebook, and HealthGrades to see what others are saying about the office. Ask your friends and neighbors what they have heard about offices in the area. It may be worth your while to drive a little farther to get higher-quality treatment and better customer care. 

​Is The Office Up To Date With The Latest Technology?

  • ​​The world is changing rapidly. So too is the field of orthodontics. Advances in braces technology, clear aligners, and accelerated treatment make treatment more comfortable, efficient, faster, easier, and less noticeable than ever. Braces can even be placed behind your teeth, but only if the orthodontist spends considerable time, energy, and effort investing in learning and mastering the latest techniques. If any doctors suggest extractions, headgear, or more than two years of treatment, make sure to do your homework and get another opinion.

Are There Affordable Payment Options?

  • Braces — even with the best doctors — can be affordable. Zero-down, no-interest payment plans should be available for those who can’t afford a large down payment. Extended payment plans should be available for people looking for lower monthly payment options. Also, many offices will accept and file your insurance to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses as well as work with flexible spending or health savings accounts that can allow payments to be made pre-tax.

Deciding Factors

Consider Education And Experience.

  • Once you have a list of a few orthodontists, do a little research. Find out about their educational background, where they went to school, and what kinds of continuing education or specialty training they’ve had. Before you set up a consultation with an orthodontist, make sure he or she is a licensed member of the American Association of Orthodontists. This ensures that the doctor remains up to date on the newest and most effective clinical procedures.

Does The Office Feel Fun?

  • Orthodontics should be fun! Unique office perks such as contests and rewards should make going in to your scheduled visit something to look foward to. Staff that makes you feel like part of the family can turn something fearful into a welcoming experience. 

 

 

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from Royal Oak
Dr. Bruno was very through. He explained things very well by answering all of my questions in a professional manner. I liked that if Dr. Bruno wasn't sure on something, that he was honest about it and answered it truthfully.
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from Clawson
Very comfortable having my son see you with the current guidelines.
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from Troy
Dr. Bruno seems very attentive knowledgeable and staff is friendly.
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from Birmingham
Such a great ortho experience
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from Rochester Hills
Dr. Bruno and the staff always do a fantastic job! Thank you.
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from Berkley
Always great service!
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from southfield
Congenial and professional doctor and staff, always. Have appreciated the reminders and flexibility, and just overall personable nature of everyone there. Thank you. I'll do my best to keep Ryan Stottlemyer wearing his retainers at night!
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from Clawson
Very smooth process. Good communication.
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from Washington
Always love my visits to the office! Staff is super friendly and Dr. Bruno is the best. As an adult in her 50’s who went through braces I can’t recommend this office to enough people! Dr. Bruno worked with my dentist and my periodontist and everyone was on the same page. Thanks Dr. Bruno and you amazing staff!
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from Birmingham
Outstanding employees! Highly recommend
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from Clawson
Thank you for the all of wonderful care from Dr. Bruno , and his staff .
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from Clawson
Dr Bruno, and staff have always been very professional, and wonderful job.
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from ROYAL OAK
We were pleased with the entire staff for all the work that was done. They were very friendly and professional.
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from Troy
I enjoyed talking with the front desk staff and the ortho team. I appreciated how Dr. Bruno talked about Dr. Greenlee since I was a former patient of his.
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from Clawson
It was good
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from Pleasant Ridge
We are very happy with the work you are doing with our kids
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from Pleasant Ridge
Always on time. Very thorough with explanations related to treatments or billing. Use of modern technology makes scheduling and contacting staff easy.
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from Oak park
We had a great experience, as always!
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from Royal Oak
Great first impression of the staff. The office is nice and clean while the staff were very professional.
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from Clawson
We are so happy to be with you all! Dr. Bruno and the entire staff are amazing!
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from Royal Oak
Friendly staff.
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from Royal Oak
Great experience. Great staff and wonderful orthodontist!
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from warren
My daughter feels very comfortable when she goes for her appointments
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from Royal Oak
Always amazing!
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from Grosse Pointe Farms
Love Dr. Bruno and the entire team.
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from Troy
Dr. Bruno and the girls are awesome. Love everybody and happy to recommend them! Definitely love the vibe and easy to schedule with them. Highly recommend!
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from Oak park
It’s always a great experience. The staff are professional and courteous. They do wonderful work.
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from Warren
Always friendly!!!
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from Clawson
Always such a great experience! The staff feels like family.
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from Berkley
Happy with the care our child receives with his braces
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