How to Choose an Orthodontist

When it comes to choosing an orthodontist, many parents don’t know where to start. Researching online and asking friends is a good place to begin, but even then, many parents wonder what specifically they should look for in the process of finding the right orthodontic office. That being said, we wanted to spend some time discussing the process of choosing an orthodontist, so that you can be 100% sure you’re choosing the best provider for you or your children!

Trapnell Orthodontics is proud to provide an array of orthodontic services to those around Utah County. Additionally, we strive to provide all the educational materials to ensure that everyone can receive the best possible orthodontic care possible. If you’re interested in our orthodontic care, call one of our Utah County offices today! Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about how to choose an orthodontist.

Finding Nearby Orthodontists

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends your children get their first orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. Especially when there are signs of early orthodontic complications. This is earlier than most parents anticipate having to find an orthodontist, so it’s good to start your search far earlier than you anticipate setting up a consultation. Here are some of the best ways to find a local orthodontist:

  • Recommendation from Dentist: Many people forget this step, but your dentist will usually be able to recommend a few different orthodontists for you. In many cases, this is the most reliable method for finding a good, local orthodontist!
  • Recommendation from Family & Friends: Don’t forget to ask family and friends. No doubt, you’ll know someone in the area who has gone through the process of finding an orthodontist, and they might have some insight to share.
  • Use the Board Certified Orthodontist Locator: When all else fails, the AAO has this awesome tool that helps you locate board certified orthodontists. Board certified orthodontists have gone through hundreds of hours of extra training, so they tend to provide the highest quality care.

Choosing the Right Orthodontist

Once you’ve narrowed down your search, the last step in the process of finding an orthodontist is to schedule a few consultations. Meeting with new orthodontists one-on-one is a surefire way to ensure that you’re choosing the right care provider for you or your children.

Trapnell Orthodontics: Your Utah Orthodontist

If you’re seeking orthodontics in Utah County, look no further than Trapnell! We have a number of orthodontic offices across the valley. Contact us today to schedule a consultation! You can find information on each of our offices here.