The Top 5 Reasons Why People Avoid Seeing the Orthodontist
By: DR. PAUL KARL
I’ve built a reputation for delivering uncompromising orthodontic care with an emphasis on patient comfort and convenience. You and your family can trust us with the care of your smiles. We value you, and it’s our desire to provide you with precise, beautiful results that last.

Exceedingly Better Orthodontic Care Through Collaboration

My family dentistry experience has helped when working with dentists and other specialists, because it translates into total patient care. Plus, my role in professional associations, along with my research and teaching experience, has allowed me to learn from the combined experience of all my peers. At association meetings, we discuss solutions for difficult cases, share new research, exchange effective techniques and generally build our base of orthodontic knowledge in order to benefit you, the patient.
1

Patients are afraid it's going to hurt.

Pain is the number-one reason most people avoid going to the orthodontist. However, modern technology—and choosing the right orthodontist—can ensure that you or your child enjoys a pain-free orthodontic experience.
2

Patients are afraid it's going to cost too much..

Not only are most orthodontic procedures more affordable than ever, but insurance, payment plans and a variety of other financing options make this all but a moot point for most patients. Remember, orthodontists aren’t in this to get rich, they’re here to make sure your child’s teeth, smile, and jaw are aligned to make his or her life better—period!

We’re not going to let something like price get in the way of creating a better, safer, healthier smile for you or your child.
3

Patients are afraid it's going to take too long / miss too much school or work.

Regardless of the type of orthodontic procedure you or your child needs, time is of the essence. Modern technology and ease of access allows us to work around your work or your child’s school schedule with minimal absences. After initial visits, and barring the actual procedure itself, most visits and/or adjustments are routine and can take anywhere from fifteen to forty-five minutes.
4

Patients do not see the need to take action.

Eroding, crooked or unaligned smiles can take time to happen, but the time to act is now. Orthodontic irregularities don’t just heal on their own or disappear if you ignore them. Your or your child’s smile and overall dental health are too important to ignore out of questions of pain, convenience, or even price.
5

Patients have been treated in the past with an attitude of indifference.

Let’s face it, not all doctors are created equal. Every profession has its “attitude challenges,” and to say dentistry is the exception would be to write fiction instead of fact. There is no room for indifference when it comes to your or your child’s healthcare. Find an orthodontic specialist that offers not only state of the art technology but state of the art service as well. Orthodontic specialists know what it’s like to sit in the chair, and should provide every opportunity for patients, especially our younger patients, to feel comfortable, safe, and secure in our care.
“Magnificent!! Every visit was a fun time at Dr. Karl’s. Rosie looked forward to her appointments and we will miss Dr. Karl and the team now that Rosie’s teeth are Magnificently Straight. Thank you for all you do! It was a pleasure working with you all and we’ll make sure to refer our friends and family!”

- Rosie D.
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