Think about it: Your smile is one of the first things a person notices about you. People will smile before they shake hands, or before introductions are even made. So, if you’re not happy with the way your smile looks, there’s good reason to do something about it.
If you’ve Googled the phrase “best orthodontist near me,” you’re on the right track. An orthodontist is a professional who specializes in the proper alignment of the jaw and teeth, which means that a good orthodontist is your first and best ally when it comes to a winning smile.
How to Choose a Nearby Orthodontist for the Best Smile
In Southern Virginia, there are many orthodontists willing to take your money for an expensive orthodontic procedure. But not all orthodontists are created equally. How do you tell the good ones from the not-so-good ones?
We’ve discovered a simply way to do this: We asked our patients what made them decide to come to us here at the Happy Tooth. Here are some things they mentioned:
You are not only looking for an nearby orthodontist, but also one that has an established practice and positive reviews from actual customers. For example, here are just a handful of reviews of the Happy Tooth locations near Southern Virginia, from around the internet:
“…I have been with Happy Tooth in Mt. Airy for years. The staff is amazing, always kind, always helpful. The girls in the front office are the faces of Happy Tooth and they are incredible. My daughters smile is beautiful and people and dentists always comment on how beautiful her teeth are. I highly recommend!”
“I love my new smile! My teeth look amazing and I am so happy I chose The Happy Tooth, the staff are awesome and always timely, friendly and professional. Thanks guys for all the work you put in for beautiful smiles”(Mt. Airy/Southern Virginia)
“I’ve been taking my son here for almost a year now and I am very satisfied with everything. Great staff, Clean office, Fast and just great overall. I highly recommend Happy Tooth Orthodontics.” (Roanoke/ Southern Virginia)
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These can be from friends and family, or even from another dentist. A recommendation from a person you trust can well be worth ten online reviews from strangers.
The Latest Treatments and Technologies
When you go in for that first free orthodontist consultation, ask about the various treatment options available. See if the orthodontist is following the newest trends and selecting technology that makes treatment quicker and more painless. For example, do they offer Invisalign as well as traditional braces? Do they keep up with trends in accelerated orthodontics?
Elite Preferred Provider Status
If you are looking for an Invisalign provider specifically, ask if they have an Elite Preferred Provider status. To be an Elite Preferred Provider, an orthodontist must have the highest level of Invisalign case experience – only about 2% of Invisalign providers across North America have the level of experience to qualify. Having this distinction helps patients find an Invisalign provider they can trust – one that has the knowledge and experience to create beautiful smiles.
If the orthodontist you are considering does not advertise their Elite status, or hesitates when asked, this is a bad sign. The Happy Tooth has Elite Preferred Provider status, and we are proud of it.
Why the “Best Orthodontist Near Me” Might Take You Beyond Southern Virginia…
If you are like our other patients, you want a great smile, for yourself or for one of your kids. It’s a serious investment, and so you will want to know that your money is being well spent.
It makes sense, then, that you wouldn’t just go with the closest orthodontist to you. While it’s convenient to have your family’s orthodontist close by, it’s more important to have a quality orthodontist do your work. Almost all of our patients agree.
In fact, we have many patients who travel across the border from Southern Virginia to visit some of our Happy Tooth locations in North Carolina. Making the trip means a little extra planning and time in transit. But the overall results are well worth it.
To see which location is closest to you, check out our locations.
Dream Big! Dream of Smile You Can Be Proud Of
Finding a good orthodontist can be a stressful process. So keep in mind the end goal: A winning smile that you or your child want to show off to the world!
If you keep the goal in mind, you’ll be more likely to see the treatment through. You’ll also realize why it is important to go with the best orthodontist you can.
Here at the Happy Tooth, we really do want you to have the smile of your dreams. In no time, you’ll have a first impression you can be proud of, maybe even one that will last a lifetime!
If you still have further questions about how this can be done, feel free to contact us below.
So we know a thing or two when it comes to finding the best in clear teeth aligners for your smile 🙂