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8 Things to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

December 22, 2021
8 Things to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

Finding a good orthodontist can be challenging. In our previous blog, we have explained what separates a dentist from an orthodontist in Chandler. Here are 8 important tips on what to consider when choosing the right orthodontist.

8 Tips to Choose an Orthodontist in Chandler:

  1. Orthodontist’s Qualification and Years of Service:

    Make sure to enquire about your orthodontist's credentials. Experienced hands give excellent results. You can find some of the best orthodontists in Chandler online.

  2. Office Hygiene:

    The dental clinic needs to be clean and hygienic. Good clinics upgrade their sanitization processes and maintain themselves up-to-date on hygiene regulations. Make sure that the one you choose has a clean slate and is on par with the State’s medical health and hygiene standards.

  3. Location:

    Orthodontic dental work does not finish with one visit. It needs time and routine follow-up. You will need to visit the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and even more frequently for treatment like braces in Chandler. Finding a place close to your home or office is always better.

  4. Consultation Costs:

    Some orthodontists do not provide free consultations. Look for good dentists who offer cost-saving packages with long-term customers.

  5. Friendly Staff:

    Nobody wishes to be in a grumpy clinic, especially kids! Check the conduct of the staff to see if they are friendly and accommodating. For complex procedures like Installation of braces in Chandler on kids, you would need an orthodontist to be caring, gentle and friendly.

  6. Costs:

    This is something everyone should consider even if they are looking for a general dentist. Some treatments can cost thousands of dollars. So check if the dental clinics accept insurance and then zero down on the most viable one.

  7. Check the Orthodontic Treatments Provided:

    Make sure you check the services provided at the clinic such as braces, Invisalign, or wisdom tooth removal. Normally orthodontists in Chandler offer diverse services that address almost all of the necessary dental treatments.

  8. Online Reviews:

    Check out the reviews online or through friends who have already visited the clinics and see how much positive information you get regarding your chosen clinic or dentist.


If you're looking for an orthodontist in Chandler, then Smiles of Chandler is the perfect fit for you and your family. Dr. James Heaton and the team are outstanding in their dental services. Call us at (480) 899-9484 and schedule an appointment today.

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  • Smiles of Chandler :
    Temporary Office
    Nathan Davis Orthodontics
    595 N Dobson Rd,
    Unit A-12,
    Chandler, AZ 85224
  • (480) 899-9484
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