Straight Teeth: Getting a Second Opinion From an Orthodontist
Recently my 16 year old daughter's car needed to be registered. We took it in and were informed that the struts needed to be replaced before the emissions test could be done. The mechanic quoted us $1,200 for the repair. But the car is over 10 years old and is only worth $4,000. Like any parent, I immediately wondered if it was time was buy a different car. Why would anyone want to put that much money into such and old car? Then the thought hit me like a ton of bricks. "Get a second opinion."
What has been your experience with getting second opinions? If I doctor told me that I needed to have surgery, wouldn't I get a second opinion? If I needed to fix a major appliance in my home, wouldn't I get a second opinion? Of course I would. This situation was no different. After asking around, my husband and I found another mechanic that works on used cars and he was able to fix the problem for only $294. Thank heavens we got a second a opinion or we would be out a lot of money right now.
My son is currently wearing Invisalign. (I am a member of the invisalign Mom Advisory Board. My son is receiving complimentary treatment from Invisalign) It seems that a lot of orthodontists don't recommend Invisalign because they don't think their patients would be a good candidate for it. I was actually talking to a friend the other day who told me her orthodontist said the same thing to her. I have one thing to say to this, "Get a second opinion!" Not all orthodontists are licensed to treat with Invisalign products. It is worth getting a second opinion from an orthodontist. I was so happy when Dr. Jensen at Smile Ranch told us that my son was a candidate for this treatment, and we are having great success with Invisalign.
Getting a second opinion on whether or not you would be a good candidate for Invisalign will ensure that you have all the information you need to make an educated decision. My son loves having the option to take out his teeth straightening devices, and Invisalign has been one of the best things we have done for him. If you are interested in finding a doctor in your area that offers Invisalign treatment, go here.
Right now, Invisalign has a Second Opinion Sweepstakes going on. There is a chance to be a daily winner or the grand prize winner. For more details, go here.
Here are links to some of my other posts so you can follow our Invisalign journey.
- Self Esteem: 5 Benefits of Smiling
- Straight Teeth: The First Month With Invisalign
- Straight Teeth: Invisalign vs Braces
- 5 Ways to Have a Successful School Year
When was the last time you got a second opinion?
I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board. I am receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment as part of this program. All opinions are my own and based on my own treatment experience. Full disclosure can be found here.