At Sunrise Orthodontics, we know that choosing an orthodontist is a big decision for you and your family. Your health is extremely important. How you feel affects you every day, and what you do today will affect your health right now and in the future. We will be spending a lot of time together during your personalized orthodontic treatment plan. It’s important to ensure that your doctor and orthodontist are the right matches for you. To help you decide, here is a list of what to look for when choosing an orthodontist for your treatment.

Quality Care

When choosing an orthodontist for you and your family, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. The most important consideration is to make sure that the orthodontist and their staff are fully-qualified, well-trained, and certified with the appropriate state and local organizations and the American Board of Orthodontics. Qualified orthodontists will also be members of professional organizations such as the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. Membership to these organizations allows doctors to learn the latest, most up-to-date treatment methods as well as try new technology as soon as it is available. They can also take advantage of continuing education courses to stay ahead of advances in orthodontic medicine.

Treatment Options

Once you have determined that your orthodontist and their staff are fully-qualified, well-trained, and certified, the next step is to find out which treatment options they offer. Every patient is unique, and treatment needs to be personalized to your needs. Your orthodontist needs to be willing to work with you and your family to determine the best treatment option for you. Several factors can influence the choice of treatment options, including patient age, lifestyle, what you can afford, and when the best timeline is for treatment.

A modern professional orthodontist will have various treatment options to accommodate patients, including retainers, metal braces, Invisalign, and a Lifetime Retainer Program. The right orthodontist will discuss each treatment option’s benefits and drawbacks. This way, you have all the information you need to find the best solution.

Financial Options

We know that orthodontic treatment is a big investment, but we don’t want this to be the reason someone holds back from making a worthwhile decision to achieve a healthier and more confident smile for themselves, a child, or a loved one. We will work hard to make a payment plan that fits your budget! Here are some of the ways we can make this work for your needs:

  • We offer 0% interest in-house financing plans that are flexible.
  • We accept all major credit cards.
  • We offer a discount for treatment when the fee is paid in full when starting treatment.
  • We offer payment arrangements that can be extended beyond treatment.

Free Consultation

One of the most important considerations when choosing an orthodontist is the cost of services. Those fees include the first visit and consultation with the doctor and staff.

Your first visit to the orthodontist for consultation and an exam should be complimentary. In other words, you should get a free consultation without any fees at all when you first visit an orthodontist. It should be free of charge whether you decide to hire them or not. That is why we at Sunrise Orthodontics offer a complimentary initial visit, consultation, discussion of treatment plans, and financial options. We want to ensure that you and your family are comfortable with every aspect of your orthodontic treatment and payment plan. Your initial visit will last about one hour, giving you enough time to ask all of your questions, so you can learn all your options before you make any decisions about orthodontic treatment.


The bottom line when choosing an orthodontist is how they interact with you and how visiting their office makes you feel. When you visit your orthodontist, you are putting your trust and health in their hands. Therefore, you want to make sure they deserve your trust.

At Sunrise Orthodontics, we are part of the communities that we have offices in. We want to get to know you and your family and put you at ease when you visit. We know how important your orthodontist is in your life; we want to earn and keep your trust. Every interaction with our doctors and staff is professional and meant to make your visit as smooth and stress-free as possible. We want you to know how much we care for each patient that places their trust in us.