How to Choose an Orthodontist

Orthodontic treatment is an exciting process for many patients. Choosing an orthodontist who delivers exceptional care in a fun environment should not be difficult. Dr. Pecora and Dr. Burkhardt have created a practice that’s centered on delivering outstanding care and comfort to all our patients. We are committed to bringing the latest in technology and treatment options to everyone who walks through our door. 

We are proud of the relationships we have developed with our patients and community. We love what we do, and it shows. Orthodontics is not only about aligning teeth; we are here to improve our patients’ overall health and well-being. We experience positive transformations with our patients every day: not only with their smiles and function, but also self-esteem. Come and be a part of our family. We can’t wait to be a part of your life!

Consider education and experience

When choosing who will deliver orthodontic care to you or your loved ones, look at educational background and experience. Dr. Burkhardt and Dr. Pecora are proud members of the American Association of Orthodontists. After completing dental school, each completed an orthodontic residency at the University of Michigan.

Our staff and doctors are devoted to staying up to date on the latest advances in orthodontics and attend continuing education classes. 

Get a consultation from more than one office

Orthodontists have different treatment styles, so getting a consultation from more than one office is a great idea. Some may offer specific orthodontic treatment options or products that others may not. Compare the length of recommended treatment time with the cost of that treatment.

It’s also important to feel comfortable with your orthodontist. Does he or she have a pleasant chairside manner? Do you feel like the doctor really pays attention to your concerns? Is the staff friendly and helpful?

By visiting more than one office, you’re more likely to find an orthodontist who can meet your individual needs while staying within your budget.

Ask questions

During your consultation, don’t be afraid to ask questions. That’s why you’re there! It’s important for you to understand what type of orthodontic issues you have and the most effective ways to treat them. The more informed you are about your own dental health, the better decisions you will be able to make.

A few things to consider:

  • Who will be overseeing your treatment: the orthodontist or assistants?
  • Is the office located near your home or work to make appointments as convenient as possible?
  • What types of insurance does the office work with and what kind of financing do they offer?
  • Do the orthodontist and staff seem interested in making your experience personalized?
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