5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Orthodontist

Choosing an orthodontist means doing your research. You don’t want to rush the process, especially when you’re putting your smile in their hands! Of course, you want someone experienced and qualified, but you also want to make sure they offer you plenty of treatment and financial options. That’s why it’s essential to ask the right questions when interviewing potential providers. At Kovacs Orthodontics, we’ve got the five most important questions to ask when choosing an orthodontist.

What is your experience and educational background?

To start, you’ll want to ensure that your orthodontist has completed the necessary post-graduate program and is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. You also want to find out how many years of experience they have treating others with the same oral concerns as you.

Kovacs Orthodontics is an established practice serving Montana patients for the past 25 years. Dr. Thomas Kovacs, DDS, MSD, PC, is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists who is passionate about providing different types of orthodontic care to patients of all ages. Having provided orthodontic care to patients since 1994, he knows exactly how to treat all sorts of cases.

What will treatment look like for me?

You want to ensure your orthodontist will be able to create a treatment plan that works for you. First, ask about the specific treatments they offer and how long it will take to complete them. Although there is no standardized answer for how long treatment takes, it can be anywhere from 12-36 months. Kovacs Orthodontics offers personalized plans tailored to meet each patient’s needs. 

This all starts with a consultation, x-rays, and other digital imaging methods to determine your major concerns. Then, Dr. Kovacs will take time to discuss your specific goals and create a plan that works for you, whether that includes just one or a combination of orthodontic appliances. 

What treatment options are available to me?

When you’re researching orthodontists, you want to find out what types of treatment they offer. Our office provides various treatment options for patients of all ages, including:

Our team will work with you to decide which option is best based on your needs and lifestyle.

What is the cost of treatment? Do you offer payment plans?

You want to make sure that your new smile is within your budget. That’s why it’s essential to understand what your treatment will cost and if insurance or financing options are available. At Kovacs Orthodontics, we accept all major insurance providers and offer affordable payment plans for all patients. Our team does everything we can to make sure that you can get the care you need. Contact our office for more information!

What is your office policy on emergencies and follow-up visits?

Although they are rare, orthodontic emergencies do happen. In an emergency, you want to know where to turn. Our team is available for any orthodontic-related concerns or questions during our open office hours, so you can always access the care you need. We also offer follow-up visits to ensure your treatment is progressing as it should and make any adjustments required along the way.

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an OrthodontistMeet your future smile

We know that choosing an orthodontist you feel comfortable with is no small feat. That’s why Dr. Kovacs and our team are committed to providing an experience that helps you feel confident about your smile. We take time to get to know each patient and create customized plans that meet their needs. Contact our office today for a free consultation or more information about our services!