You’ve probably heard before that it’s can be a good idea to get a second opinion. Even if you’ve gone to a doctor or orthodontist you trust, and have trusted for many years, a second opinion still doesn’t hurt.
What can a second opinion offer?
There can be more than one way to solve a problem, but that doesn’t always mean that one method is equal to the other. For example, a dentist may have one method of fixing an issue, and an orthodontist may have another. Dentists take care of your general oral health, whereas orthodontists are experts in the field, including complex issues involving teeth straightening. Getting an opinion from a new set of eyes can be enlightening. And, although the two methods may vary in cost and procedure, you can pick what is best for you. After all, when you’re doing home renovations, a second quote from another contractor is a natural thing to obtain. When it comes to renovating your mouth, the outcome is far more important to leave to a single point of view.
Perhaps the cost of the procedure seems a little too high for what you need. A second orthodontist may have a better price, or a monthly payment option to help alleviate the financial burden.
The first office you enter may seem out of date, and the staff cold and not as friendly as you would like. Just because you went into the office doesn’t mean they own the right to your smile. Rather, go find an office where you can feel comfortable. This is your smile, after all, so you might as well take care of it in style.
Believe it or not, in a 2006 study, it was found that in the United States, 36% of adults never get a second opinion. Without this second opportunity to compare notes, you may end up paying too much, going with someone who is not qualified, or getting the wrong treatment.
We’d be happy to give you a second opinion with a complimentary consultation. Contact us to schedule one today!
Dr. Stefanie Dougherty of Dougherty Orthodontics is a highly qualified orthodontist with years of experience and training in her field. Her expert team works hard to make sure you feel comfortable during all phases of your treatment plan and want to make sure you feel like part of the Dougherty family. If you’re ready to choose braces and start your journey to a new smile, contact Dougherty Orthodontics at (636) 825-1000 for your complimentary consultation.