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.
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
Follow the following steps to find an orthodontist near you.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
For a downloadable list of questions, visit Oral B.
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
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.