It seems like everything can be done online these days, doesn’t it? The internet has made everything available at the touch of a button. You can have clothes, groceries, and supplies delivered straight to your door, including specialized services like contacts, glasses, and yes, even orthodontics.
Here’s the thing: there are some services that are worth stepping out of your door for. At Kovacs Orthodontics, we have built our business to be a place where we can connect with our patients and get them the bespoke services they need. We believe that not everything is available online, including high-quality orthodontics.
We want to spend a few minutes sharing some of our favorite reasons why you should opt to see an orthodontist near you–like Kovacs Orthodontics!–versus tapping your phone screen.
Support a Local Family Business
Kovacs Orthodontics is named after Dr. Kovacs himself, meaning it’s a family-owned business! Shopping and spending money within our own cities is one of the best ways to boost the local economy and show your community that you want your dollars to be invested at home. We wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the local people who have embraced us, making us eager to invest right back into the community as well!
Kovacs Orthodontics takes pride in giving back as often as we can through charity and local partnerships. It really is all about relationships, and we are so grateful for the rich connections that our team has fostered in Billings and Miles City, Montana.
Find Multiple Treatment Options
Unlike online options, Kovacs Orthodontics has so many different treatments that we offer our patients based on their needs and preferences. Yes, we offer Invisalign treatment, but we also do traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and more!
Dr. Kovacs will always sit down to discuss all of the options with you and give his suggestions based on your unique orthodontic needs. There is nothing one-size-fits-all about our approach, with the level of care and expertise that you and your family deserve.
Focus on Health and Cosmetics
One of the reasons that some people opt for mail-in orthodontics is that all they are looking for is the fastest way to a nice, straight smile. We totally get it! Cosmetic reasons are often a motivator for many people to choose orthodontics. But the reality is that the long-term health of your teeth is at stake, and you need a board-certified orthodontist to ensure that your cosmetic improvements will also improve the health of your smile in the long run.
Shifting your teeth is not something that should be embarked upon lightly. Things like jaw alignment and bite, along with your teeth, gums, and bones all need to be evaluated. Sometimes a problem lies beneath the surface, and if you attempt to move the teeth it can cause even worse problems like bone or tooth loss!
Don’t risk it, and instead visit a local office, like our team at Kovacs Orthodontics, to have professionals monitoring your progress along the way and ensure everything is safe throughout your entire treatment.
Many mail-order orthodontic programs have a set cost based on the program you select. You will be expected to pay steep costs upfront in order for your treatment to start or continue. This can be really difficult for families that need orthodontic interventions, but don’t always have the money upfront.
At Kovacs Orthodontics, we make sure that the financial services are just as personalized as the treatment plans. We will work with you to determine a regular billing schedule that you can afford, and our first consultation appointment is completely free so that you can know exactly what you are getting into ahead of time. We love that we can offer this kind of flexibility to our patients, to make sure that anyone who needs treatment is able to get it.
Dentist vs. Orthodontist
One final thing we want to cover is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. Many people don’t understand when is the right time to visit an orthodontist versus a dentist, and we are here to clear it up! Dentists are a vitally important part of your dental care team, and most people should go to the dentist every six months for a cleaning. This allows your dentist to keep an eye out for potential problems like enamel wear or cavities, and take care of those as needed.
An orthodontist on the other hand focuses more on the alignment of your teeth in order to prevent dental problems later on. When your teeth are aligned it not only looks nice, but it helps reduce your risk of enamel wear and tear, cavities from trapped FOOD particles, and improved bite and jaw health–all of which will be important as you age!
So we like to say that both the dentist and orthodontist are essential depending on the case and what kind of care you need!
Learn More about Kovacs Orthodontics!
If you are in the Billings or Miles City areas and have been considering orthodontic treatment, you should check out Kovacs Orthodontics instead of starting online. We would be happy to get your free consultation scheduled soon so that you can explore our office, meet our staff, and learn your own personalized treatment plan. Give us a call, we hope to add you to our roster of amazing patient transformations!