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Can I switch orthodontists in the middle of treatment?

So you’re in active orthodontic treatment at the halfway mark to your beautiful new smile. You’ve gotten to know your orthodontist and team, but suddenly, your family is required to move.

Maybe you’re in a military family or maybe mom or dad got a new job in a new city. Whatever the reason is for your relocation, now you have to find a new orthodontist to continue your treatment.

Is it possible to switch orthodontists before your braces or Invisalign® treatment is complete? Here’s everything you need to know!

Switching orthodontists

The answer is yes, you can switch your orthodontist during treatment. Life happens!
Families relocate. Orthodontic transfers happen all the time.

At GO Orthodontics, we’ve had the opportunity to treat many patients who transferred from another orthodontist. Some patients have called us asking, “what if I’m moving and I already have braces?” We help these patients transfer to one of our convenient orthodontist offices in Oxford, Saltillo, Southaven, Collierville or Corinth!

We’ve also treated patients who were not happy with their orthodontic treatment prior to starting treatment with us. We create personalized treatment plans for these patients and deliver exceptional results.

How to Change Orthodontists: Step by Step

Switching orthodontists mid-treatment can be done in a few steps. We’ll help you cover all of your bases, from informing your old orthodontist to preparing your new orthodontist, to ensure a smooth transfer process during treatment.

1. Inform your orthodontist.

Let your orthodontist know as soon as you find out that you have to relocate to a new orthodontist. The sooner your orthodontist knows, the sooner he or she is able to prepare necessary information for your new orthodontist.

If you paid-in-full for treatment, the financial coordinator may have to configure a plan to provide you with a refund. It’s important to allow your orthodontist enough time to prepare for your transfer.

2. Search for orthodontists in your new area.

Grab your phone, laptop or computer and search for an “orthodontist near me.” If you live in Oxford, Saltillo, Southaven, Collierville, Corinth or any surrounding areas, we encourage you to request your complimentary consultation with us, of course!

While you’re searching for practices near you, check out their Google reviews to learn more about their patient experience. Are the majority of the reviews positive? GO Orthodontics has more than 1,000 positive Google reviews!

3. Pick the right orthodontist for you.

Assess each practice’s website. Is it up-to-date? Does it have the resources you’re looking for? Do they have before-and-after photos showcasing their work? Check out the doctors’ pages; do they have the experience you’re looking for? The practice’s online presence should be indicative of their patient experience.

Do they provide the same type of treatment that you’re currently in – braces or Invisalign®? And most importantly, does your new orthodontist accept transfer patients? Give them a call to find out!

How much does it cost to change orthodontists?

There shouldn’t be a cost to change orthodontists. However, if you paid in full for your current treatment plan, you will have to work with your treatment coordinator to configure the refund.

Once you visit a new orthodontist who performs a full assessment of your smile, that orthodontist will create a treatment plan to pick up where your last orthodontist left off. You’ll then work out a payment plan to cover the cost of your remaining treatment.

Are you in need of a new orthodontist?

If you’re looking for “orthodontists that accept transfer patients near me”, we’d love to meet you! Our team at GO Orthodontics is more than happy to accept you and continue your journey to a beautiful new smile.

• See the different types of braces we offer. We provide Invisalign for all ages too!

• Find out what sets us apart from other orthodontists.

• Learn more about our orthodontists: Dr. Gililland, Dr. O’Bannon, Dr. Gonder and Dr. Radford.

• See our flexible financing options.

• Read through our patient reviews!

• See some of our beautiful smile transformations.

And finally, request your complimentary consultation with us. Our team will guide you through the process to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. We’ll help you get all of your ducks in a row!

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