Choosing a health provider of any sort can be difficult. Nowadays everything is on the internet, and there is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming. Choosing an orthodontist can be especially daunting, since it’s a specialty not many people know much about until they’ve been through treatment.
More adults are seeking out orthodontic care, so here are some things to keep in mind when doing online research to find an orthodontist.
Education and Credentials
You want your orthodontist to be properly trained of course, and have the proper certifications. Dr. Martin has literally spent much of her life in the orthodontist world, as she has taken over the company for her father!
Its what we call a legacy practice, and the office feels warm, welcoming, and safe. We have employees that have been working here for over 20 years!
A crucial thing you want to focus on when shopping for an orthodontist is feeling comfortable and at ease while you're going through treatment.
Jennifer Martin prioritizes the comfort of all of her patients. The office is very family friendly, and in fact, many of her patients have parents who went through treatment here! We possess some of the best technology there is, and we explain every aspect of your treatment before you start going through it.
If you need braces, you want an orthodontist with consistent and verifiable testimonials from patients who have gotten braces with that orthodontist. If you're looking for Invisalign treatment, you want to make sure your orthodontist has successfully treated lots of Invisalign patients. Every patient has different needs, and every orthodontist has different areas of specialty.
Established Practice and Strong Professional Reputation
One of the many positive aspects of the internet is that it’s relatively easy to find out things about businesses. Yelp, for example, offers previous consumers an opportunity to share their experiences with potential consumers.
Of course there is always the possibility that a review might be biased or negative for some reason or another, but you can usually get a pretty decent idea about a business and their reputation using these sorts of resources. The Stars a business has is based on an average. A 4 star rating that is based on 100 reviews is likely a good business or practice.
Dr. Martin favors a warm and welcoming atmosphere in her practice. She prefers to understand where her patient is coming from in regards to treatment. One person may want Invisalign so that they look better in pictures, while another one is really struggling with eating certain foods, or flossing their teeth effectively.
She likes to understand the needs and values of her patients so that she can offer the best possible treatment plan for their particular lifestyle.
An orthodontists’ website should highlight their specialties. You should be able to see patient reviews and testimonials. If you’re having difficulty in finding out anything about your potential orthodontist, you may want to keep looking until you find one with a strong online professional presence and reputation.
Recommendations and Second Opinions
Whatever you do, don’t settle for anything less than what you are looking for! Dr. Martin welcomes patients of all ages. She treats children, teenagers, and adults. Her many years pf practice have made her in expert in providing gentle, compassionate, and successful treatments for her most difficult cases. If you’re putting off necessary orthodontic treatment because you think you're too old, or it's not worth the hassle, give us a call!
Everyone deserves to flash the most beautiful smile they're capable of, and Jennifer Martin Orthodontics can help you do just that!