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5 Things to Look for When Choosing the Best Salem Orthodontist

At any age, a straight, healthy, perfectly functioning smile is essential, so you can speak, chew, and smile with complete confidence. Whether you’re looking for an orthodontist to help your child with early intervention orthodontic treatment or you’re an adult who’s finally ready to invest in a straighter smile, you still need to take the time to find the right orthodontist to offer treatment that meets your unique needs. If you live in Salem or one of our surrounding communities, the Mikolich Orthodontics team invites you to take a few moments to consider the five things you should look for when choosing the best Salem orthodontist for yourself or your child. If you have questions about orthodontic treatment options, don’t hesitate to call us to find out more or schedule a consultation appointment in our Canfield orthodontic office.

Young boy with braces

1 – The Most Experienced Orthodontist

The first and most obvious thing to consider is the basic training and qualifications of your orthodontist. Finding an orthodontist who can put you at ease and make you feel relaxed is important as well, but it’s a little harder to pin down. Start by making sure your orthodontist has the right education and experience. Every orthodontist should have a doctoral degree in dentistry as well as at least one additional year of specialty training in orthodontics. In addition to these basics, most orthodontists complete continuing education throughout their careers to stay up to date on the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Marissa Mikolich has her doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and in order to offer effective orthodontic treatment, she went on to earn a master’s degree in oral biology at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Since that time, Dr. Mikolich has offered outstanding orthodontic treatment for every patient with an eye for detail and dedication to patient-centered dental care. As a teenager, Dr. Mikolich completed her own orthodontic treatment, and she’ll never forget the feeling when she saw her flawlessly aligned smile for the first time. She loves offering her patients this same smile transforming experience, and Dr. Mikolich is always happiest when her patients are smiling!

Woman with braces

2 – The Kindest Orthodontic Team

The right orthodontic team needs to be able to relate with patients of all ages and make them all feel welcome and comfortable in the office. This can be more difficult to determine, but a great way find out what actual patients think of their orthodontist’s team is to read reviews from some of their current patients. These can usually be found online. Many orthodontist offices also welcome patients to schedule consultation visits where they have an opportunity to meet the team and see the practice before beginning treatment. At Mikolich Orthodontics of Canfield, every member of our team goes above and beyond to offer caring, quality service that keeps patients of all ages comfortable and relaxed throughout their time in our office. We truly look forward to getting an opportunity to meet and build relationships with each of our patients, and we love the seeing their confident smiles after they complete orthodontic treatment plans.

Man holding a clear alignment tray

3 – The Most Comfortable and Convenient Care

Finally, you’ll want to look for an orthodontic practice that makes treatment convenient. We’re all busy, and it can be difficult to fit orthodontic appointments into our schedules, so finding an office with a variety of appointment times available and a location that’s convenient, can make straightening your smile much easier. Mikolich Orthodontics is conveniently located near the intersection of the Interstate Highway 76 Ohio Turnpike and Ohio State Highway 224, making it quick and easy to reach our office from all surrounding communities. In addition to our convenient location, we also welcome patients at a variety of treatment times including morning hours as early as 7:30 am and evenings until 7 pm. We even schedule Saturday appointments from 8 am until 3 pm. Our goal is to help patients fit orthodontics into almost any schedule.

Closeup of smile with tooth-colored brackets and wires

4 – The Highest Quality, Effective Orthodontic Services

Some orthodontic practices are still stuck in the past only offering bracket and wire orthodontia for teens and preteens. Today, there are so many smile alignment options it’s a shame to limit orthodontic practice to just this one treatment. At Mikolich Orthodontics, we have smile alignment options that fit every need, lifestyle, and budget. We are committed to offering dental care plans personalized to meet the needs of the individual patient to help them achieve flawless smiles they’ll be happy to share. Some of our treatment options include:

5 – The Best Value and Financing Options

Finally, you want to look for an orthodontist’s office that offers a variety of financing options to ensure your orthodontic treatments fit your budget. Some things you may want to ask about during your orthodontic consultation include:

At Mikolich Orthodontics, we walk patients through pricing and payment plans for every step of the orthodontic treatment process before we get started. Our team can process and file your dental insurance claims to maximize coverage, and we are in-network providers with most of the major PPO plans, including BlueCross BlueShield, Delta Dental, Dentemax, Guardian, MetLife, and Medical Mutual. We regularly work with CareCredit to provide low and no interest financing plans to help patients fit dentistry services into their budgets. Whatever your insurance and financing needs, we can help you get necessary orthodontic treatments without breaking the bank.

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