Mint Dental

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Doc's Notes


Choosing the right orthodontist is a crucial step in achieving a healthy and confident smile. Take a little extra time to find one who’ll provide the right care for you.

There are a few important factors to consider when selecting an orthodontic professional.

For starters, scan reviews of local orthodontists for candidates who have a good rapport with patients. You should also ask for referrals from your friends, family, and coworkers. Use this list of recommendations as the starting point in finding quality options.

Next, consider the candidates’ credentials and qualifications.

A reputable orthodontist should have the necessary education, training, and certification. Look for membership in professional associations, as this indicates a commitment to high standards of practice. Ideal candidates (and their staffs) should also devote time to continuing education each year to ensure they are keeping up with the latest technologies and treatments.

Dr. Armstrong at the Mint Dental is a member of several professional associations. He and his team spend many hours each year studying leading-edge techniques and technologies. Accessibility and convenience are practical considerations, as well. Choose an orthodontist whose office location and hours align with your family’s schedule. Regular orthodontic appointments are necessary, so a convenient location can make the treatment process smoother. The Mint Dental is conveniently located in Chattanooga’s Southside Historic District, just blocks from I-24. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.

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Transparency in treatment plans and costs is also essential. Discuss payment plans, insurance coverage, and any fees up front so you know what to expect. (Note: If possible, choose an orthodontist who is a preferred provider with your insurance plan. If they don’t participate in your plan, you will receive fewer insurance benefits and face higher out-of pocket costs.)

Experience is probably the most important factor when it comes to choosing an orthodontist. Opt for an orthodontist with a proven track record of successful treatments.

Ask about the types of cases they have handled, and review the services they offer to make sure they meet your — and your family’s — needs. This is especially important if you have children.

Dr. Armstrong offers a full selection of cosmetic and orthodontic services that help straighten the teeth and jaw, including:

• Braces
• Retainers and clear retainers
• Overbite correction
• TMJ treatments
• Night guards

If overcrowded, crooked, or gapped teeth are affecting your self-esteem and making you feel self-conscious about your appearance, Dr. Armstrong can help. From Invisalign® clear aligners to cosmetic brackets to any other treatment options you might need, he and the team at the Mint Dental are proud to partner with you and your entire family to create and maintain beautiful smiles, as well as overall dental health.

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Click here to schedule a consultation at our office in downtown Chattanooga. Dr. Armstrong will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best orthodontic solution for you.

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