Most people are unaware of the sometimes radical differences in approach among even well trained orthodontic specialists. Depending on the orthodontists treatment philosophy, one Doctor may suggests extracting teeth, while another would recommend against it, or maybe jaw surgery was considered. Sometimes dentists can't even agree on when treatment should get started!
How do you choose the right treatment for yourself or your child? Educating yourself is always a good idea, but every case is different, so what might have worked very well with one person will not apply to someone else. Getting a referral from a trusted family dentist is a very good start, but getting an OBJECTIVE second opinion is always a good idea.
Why is the emphasis on objective? Simply going across the street or across town to another orthodontist may not get you the information that you need. The second orthodontist is a business owner as well, and may be more interested in converting you into a patient at his office than discussing difficult issues. When this happens, the patient &/or parent becomes even more confused. You need to consult with an orthodontic specialist who's only concern is to give you information and has no interest it winning you as a patient.
That is what Orthodontic2ndOpinion.com can do for you. All the necessary x-rays and photographs can be submitted on line and a trained specialist can review them and email some very valuable information back without missing time at work or school. The service is not free, but it can save you time and money in the long run.