What is the first thing people notice about you when they see you?
Clothes and shoes? No! Hairstyle? No! People look at your face.
And the center of attention in your face is your smile. Some people are born with a perfectly aligned set of teeth and a Hollywood smile.
For those who are not, a good orthodontist can be life-transforming.
The only problem is, of course, how to find a good, yet affordable, orthodontist. Well, we’ve got some tips for you to find the right orthodontic practice for yourself and your family in Chicago IL.
What qualifications should an orthodontist have?
Almost any dentist will fix crooked teeth with braces, but only orthodontists have had specialized training in this field.
And on top of that, you’ll want to find a Board Certified Orthodontist. This means, they have gone through additional years of rigorous training in orthodontics.
Our Dr. Hao, DDS, MS & PhD, is board certified, and is in the ranks of the top 25% of all orthodontists. He is a Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics, one of the highest honors and achievements in the field of orthodontics.
A degree or specialization in orthodontics is highly desirable. Remember, all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists have orthodontic specialization.
What about Clinical Experience?
Experience marries theory and practical training. As a general rule, the more experienced an orthodontist is, the more capable he is in providing services and treatment.
Our Dr. Hao was trained in the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After that, he was a clinical assistant professor at University of Connecticut Health Center where taught orthodontic residents and practiced in the faculty clinic in the division of orthodontics at the university. Since that time, nearly 2 decades ago, Dr. Hao has been honored to bring thousands of happy smiles into the world! 🙂
Where Are the Best Orthodontic Offices?
Orthodontic treatment can last anywhere from 6-24 months. You have to visit every month for monitoring and adjustments. That can be quite cumbersome. Therefore, pick a practice near your home or office.
ABC Dental is conveniently located in the Logan Park neighborhood of Chicago near public transportation and the highways.
What Else Should I Consider When Selecting My Office?
Another logistical bonus our office has is FREE PARKING.
We are accessible to most Chicago within a 5-15 minute drive, and also offer plenty of free parking for our patients.
While your insurance may cover your braces, they sure won’t reimburse you for parking fees. 😉
How Much Does a Braces Consultation Cost?
We offer free braces and orthodontic consultations. While many offices charge you in order to give you a treatment plan, we at ABC Dental do not. You get a free consultation with our doctors. During this consultation, Dr. will discuss with you your options, goals, and the ultimate cost of treatment.
What types of Braces and Orthodontic Treatments Do You Offer?
We offer several types of orthodontic and braces treatments for both kids and adults.
Not only do we have Dr. Hao, a Board Certified Orthodontist on staff, but we also have one of Chicago’s premiere Invisalign providers in our office as well.
We have successfully helped all types of patients get the smiles of their dreams, from minor adjustments to major bite alignments.
Not only that, but we offer a smile guarantee. That means once we commit to your smile goals, we will get you there without additional or hidden fees.
In fact, lots of patients come to us after they’ve completed treatment elsewhere or with mail order aligners and are still not happy.
What experiences have other patients had with the doctor?
When you have narrowed down your list of the prospective orthodontic practices to three or four, then you should check their ratings. Generally, previous and existing patients of an orthodontist can provide an unbiased review of their treatment experience. You can reach out to previous patients of the orthodontic practice under consideration to ask them about their experiences. You can also search the online reviews of the practices to assess whether an orthodontic practice would be a suitable option for you.
Selecting the right orthodontic practice for you or your family is an important decision, and the decision should never be done in a rush. With a little patience and research, you can find the best orthodontist who offers affordable braces treatment in Chicago IL.
“It was great. The orthodontist Jianjun is very professional and explain me how the procedure is going to be from the begining to the end in very polite way. Also the staff is very kind and friendly that makes me feel like we are family.”
“It was a pleasant visit. the wait was all of 5 minutes and he was able to continue my brace adjustments from my previous orthodontist. Very nice and so was his staff… look forward to seeing him in 4 weeks.”
“Like him a lot very good bed side manner we really enjoyed this visit.”
We offer a FREE INITIAL ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION. We invite you to schedule your consultation today at 773-481-2200.