Choosing an Orthodontist, especially as an adult, isn't easy. A first the whole thing seemed slightly awkward and embarrassing. That was only until I walked into Elliot Orthodontics. After a quick chat with Dr. Elliot and his staff, a few x-rays, and some photos, my options were clearly laid out and explained to me. While I was hoping for invisilign or a similar solution, that no one would notice, Dr. Elliot pointed out some difficulties and potential long-term health issues that could be corrected with traditional braces. I opted for the later only because of the detailed explanation he and his team were able to give me.
At this point you have to commit to spending a lot of time in the office. Part of selecting an Orthodontist should be, "do you like them?". Lot's of visits, lot's of talking, lot's of people poking around your mouth. From day 1 everyone was super friendly, knew my name, and encouraged me that this process, while tough, was worth it. It really made me feel like I made the right decision.
Today is the day my braces have come off. I'm so happy to have a smile that I never thought possible. Looking in the mirror is an amazing experience. There isn't much that can top that. I'll say that the entire process, even taking into account the gentle discomfort, was a close second. I can't stress enough how easy and comfortable the staff makes you. I even had an issue on a Saturday and Dr. Elliott pulled up my driveway and did some repairs on short notice.
I know that people take a lot of things into account when choosing braces and their Dr. I'm sure you'll go to more than one place. I'd just recommend that when you get here, you stop looking elsewhere. It's been really wonderful and I'm grateful for the experience.