We all deserve a healthy, confident smile. Unfortunately, some people assume that because braces are so costly, they are simply out of reach. That doesn’t have to be the case! If you have received a cost estimate for braces from an orthodontist, it’s very important to get a second opinion from another orthodontist. Why? In some cases, an alternative course of treatment could be more affordable and just as effective. But if you never get an orthodontist second opinion, you may never know that this alternative treatment is even an option. You could be overpaying or worse, missing out on an affordable payment plan.
Why You Need an Orthodontist Second Opinion on Braces
Would you get your car repaired after an accident or a leaky pipe in your home fixed without first calling around for different price estimates? Probably not! In fact, a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive found that out of over 2,000 adults, 70% would get a second opinion for a major home repair. More than 50% of those surveyed would get a second opinion for a car repair, and 30% would get a second opinion for a computer repair. Despite our willingness to get second opinions for home, auto and computer repairs, we’re much less likely to get a second opinion for health issues we may be facing. Shockingly, only 19% of respondents said they’d get a second opinion for a medical issue. Only 6% would get a second opinion on dental work. Yikes!
You can’t choose the right treatment if you don’t know all your options. Getting a second opinion from an orthodontist will ensure you’re aware of any alternative options so you can feel confident you’re making the right choice. Keep in mind that speaking with your family dentist and then contacting an orthodontist is not the same as getting two opinions. While a dentist can provide an initial recommendation for orthodontic care, only a trained and certified orthodontist can accurately discuss all your treatment options with you. Orthodontists have three extra years of study, are board certified, and have years of experience treating complex issues with jaw alignment, bites and crooked teeth. Only an orthodontist can compare to another orthodontist when it comes to straightening your smile.
Free Second Opinions & Free Payment Plans
At Docbraces, we want all our patients to feel confident they are making the right treatment choice that will not only ensure a healthy, attractive smile, but also be a smart financial decision. That’s why our orthodontists in Halifax, Dartmouth, Summerside, Moncton, Amherst and Charlottetown offer free, second opinion consultations.
A second opinion may provide you with less expensive treatment options, or even the same treatment option at a better price. Checking with a second orthodontist may even make you aware of alternate or more convenient payment plans. For example, Docbraces offers 0% financing and no credit checks with a low down payment for all patients. Not only are the plans flexible and interest free, but also the payments are spread out over the entire course of treatment. Braces could start from as little as $49 a week!
Second opinions are important because they may affirm, refute or clarify which treatments are available to you and which might be the most effective. Your smile is a lifetime investment that will last longer than your car, your computer or even your home. So why would you get a second opinion for those items but not your smile?
Of course, saving money on braces is not the only benefit from a second opinion. There are several benefits of seeing more than one orthodontist before you finally decide on the best orthodontic treatment option for your needs. Download the Docbraces ebook “Orthodontist’s Second Opinion: 5 Reasons to Get Treatment Alternatives, and What to Ask” to learn more about these important benefits.