As a mom, we understand you’ve got a lot on your plate. Between shuttling your kids to various activities, working and making sure your family is taken care of, it can be a challenge to find time for you. When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many moms simply believe the time for that has passed or there’s just not enough time in the day to keep up with the responsibilities of treatment. Some moms don’t even know where to start. Here are some tips when it comes to orthodontic treatment and where moms should go to get braces or Invisalign.
Finding the Right Orthodontist
It all starts with the right fit. If your orthodontist doesn’t understand you or your unique situation, chances are you may not have a pleasant treatment journey with them. It’s important to find an orthodontist who understands you as an adult. When on the hunt for the right orthodontist, look for someone who is well-versed in treating adults.
At Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, over 40% of our patients are adults, which means we’re experienced in adult treatment plans and we understand the hectic schedule that goes along with being an adult and a parent.
It’s also important to find an orthodontist who is easily accessible. No one likes a long commute anywhere, and having your orthodontist far away just doesn’t set you up for success. That’s why our practice has three convenient locations in the area to allow our patients to access us quickly and effortlessly.
Finding the Right Treatment Option
There are many options for orthodontic treatment available, so it’s important to speak with your orthodontist about the best option for you. Many adults choose between braces and Invisalign, and at Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, the amount of adult patients who choose braces and those who choose Invisalign is about 50/50.
It’s really about what works for you. With Invisalign, the clear plastic aligners are removable and must be worn 20-22 hours each and every day. They should only be removed when eating and drinking for maximum success. If you feel as though that may be too much to worry about, braces may work best for you.
If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, it’s important to find an orthodontist who is experienced with this type of treatment plan. Our practice treats about 10-15 Invisalign cases each month and we’re also a Platinum Provider, which means we treat about 100 cases annually.
Helpful Tips for Success
You have enough to worry about on a day-to-day basis. That’s why your orthodontic care shouldn’t add to your stress levels. In just doing a little research, you’ll be able to find an orthodontist who can deliver results.
It may seem easier to sign up for treatment online, but it’s not recommended. Meeting with an orthodontist allows them to address your issues and design a treatment plan that is crafted for your success. It’s also a good idea to look for an orthodontist who has been recognized in the community. At Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, we have been recognized for the following:
- Lowcountry Parent Mom’s Choice Orthodontist Winner 2018
- Hulafrog’s Most Loved Orthodontist 2018
- Best of Charleston 2018 Finalist
Take a moment to learn about the orthodontists in your area and find the practice that fits you and your busy schedule. As a mom, you are busy taking care of your family every day. Do something for you – you deserve it.
The team at Charleston Orthodontic Specialists works hard to provide the very best orthodontic care in the area! Call (843) 4-BRACES to get started with us today.