So you visited an orthodontist and received an orthodontic exam, but you aren’t sure if you’re ready to start treatment yet. Is it possible to “try out” an orthodontist before choosing one? Can you still visit another orthodontist if you’ve already received an exam from another orthodontist?
Yes, you can – and we encourage you to do so! We offer complimentary consultations for this exact reason. You can receive a thorough orthodontic exam and a one-on-one consultation with our 5-star orthodontist, Dr. Matsumoto, so you can get a feel for our patient experience and get the ‘big’ picture of your smile before you make your decision.
Why would I need a second opinion in orthodontics?
Getting a second opinion in your orthodontic treatment can help assure you that you’ve gotten a comprehensive assessment of your smile and are making the best decision for you or your child!
If you visit a practice and aren’t quite sure if the environment is the right fit for you or you don’t see the treatment options you prefer, don’t hesitate to try out another practice.
Dr. Matsumoto also performs CBCT scans of your smile to assess the underlying bone structure and the soft tissues to get a complete understanding of all aspects of your condition. We use the i-CAT FLX v17, the latest in i-CAT CBCT imagine technology, and offer these scans as a part of your complimentary consultation and smile exam if necessary!
We’re confident that you’ll have an exceptional experience here, and we want you to have all of the information you need to make the right decision for your smile.
If you visited another orthodontist, and you’re interested in getting a second opinion and trying out another practice before making your decision, we encourage you to request your complimentary consultation with us.
The Doctor You Choose Matters
Your orthodontist is the one who creates your smile, not your treatment alone. The orthodontist behind your treatment plan matters.
When choosing your orthodontist, it’s important that you assess his or her qualifications. If the orthodontist is a member of the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists), this is a great indication that he or she has the experience, education and training you deserve.
Try using the AAO orthodontist locator to find an AAO certified orthodontist near you! If you’re seeking a highly skilled and dedicated orthodontist who specializes in providing exceptional care, check out the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) locator as well. This search tool shows you the contact information for board-certified orthodontists in your area. Board certification is a prestigious distinction awarded through voluntary efforts, showcasing an orthodontist’s remarkable expertise and achievements in the orthodontic field. It’s worth noting that only 58% of AAO orthodontists have successfully obtained this esteemed certification.
Consider the orthodontist’s experience, certifications, and any previous training they’ve had too. How long has the orthodontist been practicing? Have they earned an orthodontic certification? Which professional memberships or affiliations are they a part of?
- Dr. Matsumoto is a Dual Trained and Board-Certified Orthodontist and Periodontist. He’s the only dual-trained specialist for the Porters Neck in Wilmington, NC, area – and one of only a few providers in the entire country. He’s an active member of a number of professional associations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, American Board of Periodontology, and more.
Dr. Matsumoto is committed to staying active in the orthodontic community and up-to-date on their treatments and techniques to provide the best possible care for you. When Dr. Matsumoto creates your personalized treatment plan, he considers all aspects of your smile, from facial and dental esthetics, to smile function, and gum health/stability.
When you choose us, you can rest assured that you’re in the best hands. We guarantee beautiful results. Take a look at some of our before-and-after photos for a preview of the results you can expect from us!
You can hear from our patients too! See what they have to say about the patient experience at Matsumoto Orthodontics & Periodontics.
During your initial consultation, you’ll be able to get a braces quote or Invisalign quote. We’ll discuss your treatment costs, examine your condition and discuss our findings, present our treatment options to you, and begin your journey if you choose!
Need to hear more?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! We love to hear from you. We’re here to guide you through your treatment process, from your very first visit to your last appointment.
If you’re looking for a second opinion or searching for a top orthodontist in Wilmington, NC, at Porters Neck, come meet us! Request your complimentary consultation today.