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Find an Orthodontist Near You

Find an Orthodontist for You or Your Kids

Finding a quality orthodontist near you begins with evaluation. 1Dental assists you in this search by showing you how we choose and evaluate orthodontists as well as some tips for you to consider as you find an orthodontist.

Save on Orthodontics with a Discount Dental Plan

Before discussing how to find an orthodontist near you, you need to know the savings options available. With a 1Dental discount dental plan you can save 20-30% off orthodontic procedures and braces. Many people often wonder if it is too good to be true. See the general orthodontic prices as well as the price of orthodontics with one of 1Dental’s dental plans.

General Orthodontic Prices (without Dental Plans) 1Dental Plan Prices (20% Discount) You Save
Metal Braces $3,000 - $7,000 $2,400 - $5,600 $600 - $1,400
Ceramic Braces $4,000 – $8,000 $3,200 – $6,400 $800 - $1,600
Lingual Braces $8,000 – $10,000 $6,400 – $8,000 $1,600 - $2,000

”I saved 20% on the orthodontic work I needed, which ended up saving $1,400 in my pocket. It’s a great plan with tons of savings.”
- Beshoy I., Florida

How to Find an Orthodontist

Follow the following steps to find an orthodontist near you.

Step 1: Use the 1Dental Dentist Search Engine

To make searching for an orthodontist easier, 1Dental has developed an orthodontist search engine. Simply type in your zip code and select the type of dentist you need (orthodontist) to find approved orthodontists in the 1Dental network. Go to the 1Dental search to find an orthodontist near you.

Step 2: Choose an Orthodontist and Set Up First Orthodontic Consultation

To get a feel for an orthodontist or their office, choose one from 1Dental’s many orthodontists listed and set up your first consultation. During your first consultation, consider the following:

Orthodontist’s Level of Experience

Ask questions about their past experience and look for references from other patients. See if they provide plenty of information about your condition and answer questions in a way that makes sense.

Technology Used

Many orthodontists are utilizing new dental technology that enable more effective and safer methods for orthodontic care. Ask the orthodontists about the technology they use. Make sure that the new techniques are ones that you are comfortable with.

Treatment Costs

It would be counterproductive to look for care out of your price range. Know the typical treatment costs before going to the orthodontist. You can see typical fees as well as 1Dental’s orthodontic savings with a discount dental plan here. If you are a member of a discount dental plan, such as 1Dental, remember to search for an in-network specialist.

Questions to Ask

The amount of questions that may need to be asked can seem overwhelming. Here is a list of questions to ask, separated into broad categories:

Visiting an Orthodontist
Treatment Recommendation
  • What is the main problem with mine or my child’s teeth, and what treatment is recommended?
  • What are the treatment options?
  • What is the best age for the recommended treatment?
  • What will things look like if I choose not to get treatment right away or ever?
Time Required and Orthodontist’s Availability
  • How frequently will I or my child need to visit?
  • How long will the overall process take?
At-Home Care Needed
  • Does the treatment needed require much at-home care?
  • If so, does the orthodontist clearly communicate the steps to taking care of your teeth/mouth at home?
Orthodontist’s Experience
  • How long has he/she been in practice?
  • How extensive is the orthodontist’s practice?
  • Can the orthodontist explain clearly the diagnosis and treatment plan?
Flexibility with Payment Schedule
  • What are the prices for the different treatment options?
  • Is the quote the total cost from the beginning of the process to the end?
  • Is there any follow-up treatment (such as retainers) that would cost extra?
  • Are there any additional fees during this treatment?
  • What dental plans or dental insurance does the office accept?
References
  • Does the orthodontist show references from past or current patients?
Talk to Other Parents/Patients
  • How does the office and/or orthodontist handle working with children?
  • Can I easily access the office and/or orthodontist for advice?
  • How does the office handle dental emergencies?

For a downloadable list of questions, visit Oral B.

1Dental Orthodontist Vetting Process

Many people often wonder if it is too good to be true. Are the orthodontists who agree to these discounts actually good orthodontists? Can you trust them to do your dental work? Yes. Here’s why. Each orthodontist who is accepted into 1Dental’s network of dentists must go through a vetting process, which includes:

A background check

A 5-year work history evaluation

Verification that current state license is in good standing

Inquiry into any complaints filed

An NPDB (National Practitioner Data Bank) report, which alerts to any malpractice claims history or state licensure actions

Check for current DEA or CDS, which allows the dentist to write prescriptions

Verification that malpractice insurance has been maintained

Inquiry into any Medicare/Medicaid Fraud or opting out of Medicare

Conclusion

If you are not a member already, sign up with 1Dental’s discount plans to find an orthodontist and start saving on all orthodontic procedures today.