Second consult with same ortho?

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almost40
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Second consult with same ortho?

#1 Post by almost40 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:08 pm

I think I may have narrowed things down to 2 orthos that I have previously consulted with. However, some new questions came up in my mind after I met with others. Has anyone asked to have a second consult with an ortho prior to treatment? Were they generally open to it and was it still complementary?

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Re: Second consult with same ortho?

#2 Post by djspeece » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:50 am

I haven't, but i think it is a good idea especially if he/she is looking to be your ultimate choice. But if it is just round two and you aren't close to a decision, then I might recommend caution. Best of luck to you!
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Re: Second consult with same ortho?

#3 Post by assertives » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:32 pm

I haven't either, and besides, consultations are not free at where I live.

I second what djspeece said, if the ortho you are going for a second consult with is likely to be your ultimate choice, then I would say go for it, and if they do ultimately charge you, you could probably also negotiate abit. I have also heard that some orthos waive consultation fees if you end up choosing to go with them.

Alternatively, you could try your luck emailing them your questions too.

almost40
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Re: Second consult with same ortho?

#4 Post by almost40 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:11 pm

Thank you for your responses! I called one of the offices and they were totally fine to having another second complementary consult. Makes me feel even better about choosing them.

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Re: Second consult with same ortho?

#5 Post by yogurtyoga » Fri May 11, 2018 12:10 pm

nice. hope you have good braces journey

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