This is such a big decision and so much trust has to be put into our orthos and dentist. I would get a 3rd and 4th opinion maybe. I personally only got one but it was after a recommendation through my retired dentist who is also my aunts friend, not who my dentist recommended.
I am not a trusting person especially when it come to dentist, I feel many times they are just out to suck your insurance dry and upsell as much as possible. But this ortho had great staff, firm and detailed but not a know it all and it just seemed right.
Trust your gut and get a couple more opinions. The prices do seem a bit high but mine including xrays and moulds (retainers, and 2 year follow up) was almost $7000 In BC, Canada. And many seem in the $4500-$6000 range on here.
34 years old, 2nd timer, Original sentence 2.5 years - Updated to about 20 months
Braced December 16th , 2010
Debrace Date August 22, 2012
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