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 Warren
Extremely professional and friendly staff!
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from Clawson
Super friendly and organized and quick. Everyone was super nice and knew exactly what they were doing.
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from Roseville
Love coming here . Assistants are hilarious.
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from Royal Oak
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from Madison Heights
Staff is always very friendly and efficient.
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from Oak Park
Always satisfied with the professionalism and expertise of the people who work in this office.
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from Clawson
Friendly and kind. Great treatment.
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from Sterling Heights
Our daughter has been a patient for several years, she is very comfortable with Dr. Bruno and his staff.
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from Birmingham
Extremely happy with Dr. Bruno and staff
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from Ferndale
You always make it easy (and safe)!
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from Bloomfield Hills
Everyone is so nice! I have a great experience seeing Dr Bruno and his staff!
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from Rochester Hills
Everyone is always professional and pleasant. They are the best!
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from Beverly Hills
Dr. Bruno and his staff are wonderful! My four kids and myself see them. Always efficient and professional. My 15 year son’s teeth are beautiful! My other three and myself are in the midst of our orthodontic process. Highly recommend Dr. Bruno’s services!
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from Birmingham
Amazing Job!!! Thank you for all the care and attention you have for our kids.
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from Bloomfield Hills
Amazing staff. Excellent communication. Would definitely recommend.
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from Royal oak
Great service every time
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from Rochester Hills
Outstanding service from office staff to consultation with Dr. Bruno who spent considerable time explaining the procedure ahead. Very professional and personable!
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from Rochester
Great service as always with Dr. Bruno and Kristy!
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from Pleasant Ridge
This is a dumb survey. I used to be in marketing research if you ever want to do a relevant survey. We have been going to your practice for six years or more. Why do you care now why we came, as it’s not really relevant anymore (in terms of timeliness). Why aren’t you asking about things like promptness or communication now or something like that. And you keep sending the same survey. Are you actually doing something with the data that is being collected. Sorry for being a pain. I just hate irrelevant surveys that capture poor data.
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from Bloomfield Hills
Thank you! I love my new smile!
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from TROY
On our fifth child with Dr. Bruno and know, he will once again do a great job.
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from Troy
The staff made a quick schedule change to fit my daughter in to address an issue. The staff & Dr Bruno have been great to work with. Thank you!
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from Beverly Hills
We had a great experience.
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from Clawson
Dr. Bruno and the staff are exceptional. My daughter always looks forward to her appointments because she is treated with kindness and they are very gentle during her treatments. We are so happy we chose Bruno Orthodontics.
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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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