Finding the Right Specialist
How should I choose an Orthodontist?
To feel confident about your selection, consider these questions: Is your Orthodontist....
- Recommended by your family dentist or a friend?
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)?
- A member of the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO)?
- Deeply experienced and able to demonstrate state-of-the-art skills?
- Willing to provide an initial exam at no risk to you?
- Available at your convenience?
- A good listener who explains things carefully?
- An efficient, organized professional?
How skilled are you with new forms of treatment?
For more than 20 years, Dr. Hoff has been at the forefront of advanced orthodontic technology. He believes health professionals should continually expand their knowledge and capabilities. He routinely exceeds the State of California's recommended hours of continuing education. Dr. Hoff is a board certified orthodontist and received his certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an accomplishment achieved by less than 30% of trained orthodontists. The American Board of Orthodontics is the only certifying board recognized by the council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association for the specialty of orthodontics.
Is your equipment safe?
Yes- you can count on it! We take every precaution to avoid the spread of infection. Specifically, before each appointment, we wear protective gloves and heat-sterilize our instruments at over 400 degrees. Our staff upholds current California OSHA requirements for safe workplace. And because Dr. Hoff is committed to achieving excellent results while minimizing patient discomfort and treatment time, we rely exclusively on the highest quality orthodontic devices and materials.
How flexible is your schedule?
We respect your time. That's why our schedule is designed to make treatment convenient for busy adults and children.
May I speak with other patients you've treated?
Certainly. You've probably already noticed patient comments on pages throughout this website. Many are happy to help you understand what treatment is like. At your initial exam, we'll provide you with references at your request.
How much does it cost?
Because orthodontic plans are highly customized, costs can vary greatly. Regardless, your investment today in a healthy smile is likely to cost less than future dental care for more serious problems that will develop without treatment. At the initial exam, we'll provide a complete estimate and discuss affordable financing options with you, if needed.
Does insurance cover treatment?
Often insurance policies cover at least some portion of orthodontic services. Deann our treatment coordinator is happy to research your insurance coverage and develop a financial plan that will put your treatment within reach.
How do I get an estimate?
It's easy. We offer a free initial assessment at your convenience. We'll carefully examine your teeth and recommend a course of treatment, and we'll answer any questions you may have. There's absolutely no obligation to become a patient, but we hope that after you meet our staff and discuss your needs with Dr. Hoff, you'll give us an opportunity to help you with your orthodontic needs.
What if I have other questions?
You deserve to make informed decisions about your dental health. Therefore, we're always happy to provide whatever insight you need- before, during and after treatment. You're welcome to contact us with questions by phone or email at your convenience.