Changing orthodontists whilst in the midst of treatment may seem daunting but, relax. Though not a common occurrence it has been and can be done. There are many reasons that patients choose to change their orthodontist. Oftentimes, a change in circumstances is what dictates that a change is in order. These usually include a job transfer, going off to a new school and such. But there are other reasons as well.
Sometimes, the relationship between a patient and an orthodontist is unsuccessful. The patient may feel as if the orthodontist is not acting in his or her best interest. The patient may have experienced an unexpected painful treatment or an attitude that was unprofessional. Perhaps, the person feels as if a different orthodontist may offer affordable braces, whereas the current orthodontist does not. In such cases, a person may want to change the orthodontist from which he or she has been receiving care. We at Forest & Ray are ready to add you to our legions of satisfied patients.
Preparing For The Switch: What to Do
We will need to have all of your treatment and initial records, as well as all X-rays, ready to send to your new orthodontist. Once you have notified your present doctor, you should send your information as soon as possible to expedite your treatment plan. The quicker we become familiar with your existing plan, the quicker you will be to continuing your quest for that perfect smile.
Some examples of the type of information we need to help us formulate a treatment plan are:
- type of brackets, archwires, appliances and prescriptions that have been used
- the current Treatment Plan
- their continuing treatment recommendations
- remaining treatment time estimates
Forest & Ray Stand Ready To Help You
If you have started your orthodontic treatment at another clinic but wish to change dentists or have been forced to relocate, you may find yourself surprised that most orthodontists do not accept patients who are already undergoing orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists tend to be stringent and only deal with patients that they have put the braces on. At Forest & Ray, however, we believe that you the patient comes first so we make changing orthodontists easier and are ready to welcome you.
Before we accept you as a patient, naturally, a consultation is necessary as we need to see the work provided by the previous orthodontist(s) first, and see what we can guarantee and what we cannot, based on the work and the type of braces that have been applied. We also must determine if our expert orthodontists must correct the work done by the previous orthodontist. And of course, the costs of the treatment must be determined and disclosed.
Our state-of-the-art dental clinic is centrally located in London for your convenience. So contact us today if you want to make a painless, stress-free change of orthodontist.