Choosing an orthodontist can be a challenge! After all, you have plenty of options in the Rio Grande Valley, and you want to make sure your orthodontist is the right match for you or your child. Given the time and money you’ll invest, it’s not a light decision — but it doesn’t have to be stressful! You can find out a lot about an orthodontist by asking some simple questions. Here are eight questions to ask before choosing an orthodontist:
Am I seeing a trained orthodontic specialist?
Just because a dentist offers orthodontic treatment, it doesn’t mean they’re a trained orthodontic specialist. All orthodontists are dentists, but only 6% of dentists are trained orthodontists.
Orthodontics is a specialty, and a dentist must attend two to three more years of school and complete a residency before becoming an orthodontist. Before moving forward with any treatment plan, be sure that a trained orthodontic specialist will oversee your care. You can rest assured that Dr. Taylor is a board-certified orthodontist with over 15 years of experience.
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How much experience does this orthodontist have?
When choosing an orthodontist, your decision should be based on the orthodontist’s expertise and experience. For orthodontists, AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) Board Certification is the highest level of achievement and requires hundreds of hours of additional education. Only one percent of dentists are Board Certified Orthodontists.
Dr. David Taylor is your Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist Located in McAllen, Texas! We service the surrounding cities and the entire Rio Grande Valley. He diagnoses and completes all treatments, which ensures superior results and continuity of care.
We’ve also hired another orthodontist, Dr. Mekraksakit (also known as Dr. M), who was carefully chosen by Dr. Taylor in order to provide more patients with the same level of excellent care that we are known for!
What are my treatment options?
Knowing what options are available for treatment is extremely important when deciding on an orthodontist. Because every patient has unique needs, an orthodontist needs to provide a variety of treatment options to help every patient achieve their best results.
At A Perfect Smile Orthodontics, we offer traditional (metal) braces, clear braces, Invisalign, and a wide range of other orthodontic options. Whatever your situation, Dr. Taylor and Dr. M can find the right treatment to straighten your teeth! It is our mission to offer affordable options while providing the best care possible!
Does this orthodontist treat adults?
Braces are not just for children and teens! In fact, twenty-five percent of patients who wear braces are adults. Getting braces can have incredible health benefits for adults, particularly when correcting misaligned teeth and jaws.
However, not every orthodontic practice actually treats adults, so make sure you look for an orthodontist who treats patients of all ages. At A Perfect Smile Orthodontics, we take great pride in creating beautiful smiles for adults, teens, and children.
Does this orthodontist use the most current technology and treatments?
Because of technological advances, orthodontic treatment options have greatly improved. That’s why it’s important to know if your orthodontist offers the latest advancements to provide the highest standard of care possible. Dr. Taylor uses the most advanced technology available, like digital X-ray technology, 3D imaging, and more.
Additionally, because Dr. Taylor is a Board Certified Orthodontist, he stays up-to-date on the latest technology and can therefore pass it on to his patients.
What do other patients say about this orthodontist?
The best way to learn more about an orthodontist provider is to read reviews posted by others who have been a patient. At A Perfect Smile Orthodontics, we are passionate about serving our community in the Rio Grande Valley, and we treat every patient as part of the family. Dr. Taylor and his staff strive to provide you or your child with excellent orthodontic care! Here’s what a few patients have said about Dr. Taylor:
Received Invisalign treatment and couldn’t be happier. Dr. Taylor and the staff were more than willing to work with me and my schedule. The entire place is like a well-oiled machine. There are several choices out there, but I felt so good about Dr. Taylor and his team of professionals that I would fly in for my appointments. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone for their treatment with Dr. Taylor and his team!” – Craig R.
The staff here is extremely kind and gentle. They make great conversation and help with any issues you may have. Throughout the whole braces process, the staff and doctor were very patient and understanding. I recommend them 100%.” – Amylia S.
My son got his braces off today and we are so happy with the results. He can’t stop smiling! He had them on for about 2 years and we had a pleasant experience at every appointment. Dr. Taylor and his staff are great!” – Connie G.
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How much is a professional consultation?
Moving forward with orthodontic treatment is an important financial decision, and it’s vital to have a consultation with an orthodontist before making that decision. To help you, we offer a free consultation at A Perfect Smile Orthodontics.
Your consultation includes a thorough examination and a precise assessment of your oral health by Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Taylor. That way, you can ask all the questions you want with no obligation before making that important financial decision!
What are my payment options?
Your beautiful smile is an investment, so it’s vital to understand the financial commitment that comes with that smile.
To help you achieve the gorgeous, healthy smile you deserve, we offer several affordable payment options at Our McAllen, Texas clinic. Additionally, we have an insurance specialist on staff who can check your insurance benefits if applicable.
We’re here to answer ALL your questions!
Dr. Taylor and our team at A Perfect Smile Orthodontics will take the time and care to answer any question you have about your orthodontic treatment. We are here for you and are proud to be part of this wonderful community!
Your first appointment is always free and includes an exam with x-rays. Additionally, we can provide you with every option for braces or Invisalign so that you can make an informed decision for your specific needs and budget.
We want to make orthodontic care affordable for everyone who needs it, so we offer interest-free payment plans. Our state-of-the-art facility is up to date on all the latest technology, so you can feel confident that you are getting the very best care. Our staff is both professional and fun, and we strive to make your experience smooth and enjoyable!
We Would LOVE to help you or your family member achieve that Perfect Smile!
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