The Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

The best time to get started on your orthodontic journey is right now. But there’s more than one way to go about it! Some people opt for cheap and convenient methods by ordering online aligners. We believe that choosing the convenient way is rarely the best way when it comes to your health. 

Instead, come to a local orthodontist office like Orthodontic Associates! We have been seeing patients in the Bradenton, New Port Richey, and St. Petersburg areas for many years. We have a track record of beautiful smiles and healthier teeth, so it’s well worth the time it takes to drive to one of our three convenient offices. 

Let’s talk through a few of the reasons why you should find a local orthodontist. 

Personalized Financing

Money is a tricky topic, especially when it comes to expensive investments like orthodontics. We won’t pretend that it’s a simple choice for every family, but we will also say that we have never had a patient regret investing in a healthy smile. One of the great things that we offer at our office is personalized financing. Each patient has the opportunity to sit down with professional office staff and make a financing plan that works for his or her family. There are so many benefits to this approach, but most of all it makes it possible for almost anyone to get the care they need whether or not they can pay upfront. 

Support a Local Business

Just like so many other local businesses in the area, we are entirely dependent upon the support of our community to keep us around. We are incredibly grateful to our patients who help keep this practice going, making it possible for others to get the supportive care they need. We encourage everyone to invest in their local businesses and community rather than opaque online retailers as much as we possibly can!

Multiple Treatment Options

While online orthodontic retailers might seem to streamline the process by only providing one option–clear aligners–we think it’s essential to have multiple options! Not only is it important to ensure you are getting the best treatment to deal with your unique dental needs, but it’s equally important that it works for you and your lifestyle! Here are some of the treatments we offer at Orthodontic Associates: 

Metal Braces

You likely already know and have seen a lot of metal braces over the years. They are a classic for a reason and are excellent at shifting even the most difficult tooth alignment challenge. They also are a great option for jaw, bite, or palate problems and pair well with devices like palatal expanders and rubber bands. Some people even prefer having orthodontics that stay in your mouth and you don’t need to remember to take in and out multiple times a day!

Ceramic Braces

For those that need or want braces, but would prefer a more discreet option, then ceramic braces are for you! Also called clear braces, these work just as effectively as traditional metal braces but with a camouflage tooth-colored appearance making them less noticeable. Adults and teens alike enjoy getting their treatment while not being too flashy.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are a unique option where braces are put onto the inside of your teeth, rendering them completely invisible to others! These are another great, discreet choice for adults or teens who need braces but don’t want them to be seen.


Last but certainly not least, Invisalign retainers are hugely popular among all different ages and types of patients. We recommend them to people who do not have major alignment or jaw issues to overcome and are responsible enough to manage them without the risk of losing or forgetting them. Most adults and older teens handle this treatment well and prefer it due to its ease and convenience while being nearly invisible. 

It’s important to note that while it is possible to order clear aligners online, you won’t have the same experience when you get your aligners through our office. Dr. Adam will be sure to oversee the entire process, guaranteeing that things are shifting as necessary and that your teeth, gums, and jaw are all healthy throughout the process. That’s a service you can’t buy online!

See a Board-Certified Orthodontist

Much like we discussed above, it’s important to have a board-certified orthodontist overseeing your care no matter what kind you choose. While seemingly convenient, online providers simply don’t see and understand the complexities of your mouth and bite in a way that will be safe for your long-term. When you come to Orthodontic Associates, Dr. Adam can ensure that your care is safe, healthy, and beautiful. 

The Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

Support Local at Orthodontic Associates

At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide how you want to go about your treatment. But just know that our team is here and ready to answer any of your questions if they should come up. Feel free to give us a call to set up a free consultation appointment that can lay the groundwork for your treatment, and give you a better idea of how we care for our patients. We think you’ll love your results, so it’s high time you get started! We’ll plan to see you in one of our offices very soon!