The Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

What comes to mind when you hear “local business owner?” Your favorite restaurant down the street? A grocery store owned and operated by your next-door neighbor? We understand that. Like most metropolitan areas, St. Louis has local restaurants and grocery stores. But what about your orthodontist? Do you consider them local business owners? Our team wants to highlight the perks of seeing an orthodontist where you live. By choosing a local provider like Dr. Stefanie Dougherty of Dougherty Orthodontics, you’re not just opting for expedience—you’re making a choice with significant advantages. In this blog, we’ll explore these benefits to help you understand why investing in local orthodontic care is a wise and fruitful choice.

Community Connection

Familiarity is not just about recognizing faces or knowing names. It’s about how well you understand the values and goals of your neighbors. Dr. Dougherty appreciates and addresses the particular needs of her community. Her roots run deep in this city, making her well-acquainted with the diverse dental needs of its residents.

Her commitment goes beyond the walls of her orthodontic practice. Dr. Dougherty is notable in numerous local initiatives, emphasizing her dedication to fostering a healthier and happier community. She actively gives back through “Smiles Change Lives,” an organization that works tirelessly to provide access to orthodontic care for qualified children who might otherwise struggle with the cost of braces.

Her community involvement continues beyond there. Dr. Dougherty is also associated with several other local organizations like the Salvation Army and the Ronald McDonald House, where she extends her skills and resources for the betterment of her fellow community members. She contributes her expertise as a prenatal class speaker at St. Anthony’s Hospital. She provides support to the TaTa Sisterhood Foundation. As a corporate contributor to Wrap a Bottom and a participant in the Forward Strides 4NF Walk, she exemplifies her commitment to the community she serves.

Choosing Dougherty Orthodontics in St. Louis means aligning yourself with a practice that genuinely understands and resonates with its local community. Our connection fosters a sense of trust and mutual respect—foundational elements in any successful healthcare relationship.

Convenient Care 

When pondering any healthcare provider, we know that convenience is important to you. Since we call St. Louis home, Dougherty Orthodontics wants our neighbors to become our patients. But what truly sets our practice apart is how your convenience is seamlessly woven with ongoing customized care under the guidance of Dr. Dougherty.

In an era where healthcare can often feel rushed and impersonal, Dr. Dougherty bucks the trend by providing highly personalized care that caters to your needs. This tailored approach allows her to plan and implement orthodontic solutions suited to you, enhancing the likelihood of successful outcomes and bright, confident smiles.

Moreover, your care does not end when the braces come off. Dr. Dougherty believes in the importance of continuous maintenance to maintain and protect the investment you’ve made in your smile. Regular check-ups and consistent monitoring make certain that your potential issues are identified and addressed promptly, preventing complications and keeping your smile perfect.

At Dougherty Orthodontics, convenience doesn’t mean a compromise on quality. Dr. Dougherty’s commitment to your individualized care makes your journey toward a radiant smile smooth. You’re guaranteed easy access to comprehensive orthodontic solutions in your local community.

Dougherty Orthodontics Gets You

Orthodontic treatment isn’t something you do only once. Instead, it’s a long-term commitment that demands careful attention and adjustments over time. From the initial consultation and diagnosis to fitting braces or aligners to follow-up visits, and finally, the critical retainer phase, the doctor is there every step of the way. This continuity assures that your orthodontic care is consistently managed and adjusted as required, with your dental history always considered.

Furthermore, continuity of care extends to building and nurturing a trusting relationship between you and your doctor. Seeing the same orthodontist, who knows your history, concerns, and aspirations, can provide comfort and confidence in your care. Over time, Dr. Dougherty becomes not just your orthodontist but a healthcare partner committed to helping you maintain the best possible oral health.

Ultimately, the continuity of care offered by your local community orthodontist like Dr. Dougherty is more than convenience; it’s about creating a supportive, consistent healthcare relationship that understands and caters to your particular goals and aspirations, ensuring you achieve and maintain the smile you’ve always wanted.

Why Local Orthodontics Is Better

In an era of technological advancement, online orthodontic care or mail-order orthodontic aligners have gained popularity. However, these options are seriously limited and can’t compete with the comprehensive care a local orthodontist like Dr. Dougherty provides.

Firstly, online orthodontic solutions need a more personal touch. You’re just another order number, unlike at Dougherty Orthodontics, where you are a valued member of our patient family.

Secondly, online solutions can’t provide the level of monitoring required during orthodontic treatment. In contrast, Dr. Dougherty closely monitors your progress, making adjustments as needed to ensure the best outcome.

Lastly, the convenience of local orthodontic care should be considered. Having the ability to walk into Dr. Dougherty’s office, discuss any concerns, and receive immediate feedback is an invaluable part of your orthodontic journey.

So, before you click that “order” button for a DIY braces kit, remember all the benefits of choosing a local orthodontist. Choose local. Choose personalized. Choose Dougherty Orthodontics.

The Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

Community Treatment At Dougherty Orthodontics

Let Dougherty Orthodontics give you firsthand experience with exceptional orthodontic care. Not only will you receive personalized, accessible, and continuous treatment, but you’ll also be supporting a local business owner. Dr. Dougherty’s commitment to maintaining lasting patient relationships in St. Louis sets this practice apart. It’s more than just orthodontics; it’s a commitment to our St. Louis community’s overall health, well-being, and vibrancy. So, when you’re ready to invest in your smile, remember you’re also investing in your community with Dougherty Orthodontics. Visit us here to schedule a free consultation.