The Top 5 Reasons Why People Avoid Seeing the Orthodontist
By: Dr. Howard Shullman
Dr. Shullman is recognized as being among the top five percent of Invisalign practitioners in North America, and he is recognized as an Invisalign Platinum Provider. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment system allows eligible teens and adults to continue their daily lives with minimal interruption or discomfort due to traditional orthodontics.

Dr. Shullman is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and South Florida Academy of Orthodontists.

As an active member in the community, Dr. Shullman supports and contributes greatly to our local schools, and he is frequently invited to speak with classes to educate the children on hygiene. He offers internships to high school and college students interested in the dental field, provides tours for area girl scout troops, and avidly supports local recreational leagues, such as Wellington Wave Soccer, AYSO, WCFL, Wellington Colts Baseball, Okeeheelee Youth Baseball, TNT Gymnastics, Susan Lyle Studios, and many more.

Patients are afraid it's going to hurt.

Pain is the number-one reason most people avoid going to the orthodontist. However, modern technology—and choosing the right orthodontist—can ensure that you or your child enjoys a pain-free orthodontic experience.

Patients are afraid it's going to cost too much..

Not only are most orthodontic procedures more affordable than ever, but insurance, payment plans and a variety of other financing options make this all but a moot point for most patients. Remember, orthodontists aren’t in this to get rich, they’re here to make sure your child’s teeth, smile, and jaw are aligned to make his or her life better—period!

We’re not going to let something like price get in the way of creating a better, safer, healthier smile for you or your child.

Patients are afraid it's going to take too long / miss too much school or work.

Regardless of the type of orthodontic procedure you or your child needs, time is of the essence. Modern technology and ease of access allows us to work around your work or your child’s school schedule with minimal absences. After initial visits, and barring the actual procedure itself, most visits and/or adjustments are routine and can take anywhere from fifteen to forty-five minutes.

Patients do not see the need to take action.

Eroding, crooked or unaligned smiles can take time to happen, but the time to act is now. Orthodontic irregularities don’t just heal on their own or disappear if you ignore them. Your or your child’s smile and overall dental health are too important to ignore out of questions of pain, convenience, or even price.

Patients have been treated in the past with an attitude of indifference.

Let’s face it, not all doctors are created equal. Every profession has its “bad apples,” and to say dentistry is the exception would be to write fiction instead of fact. There is no room for indifference when it comes to your or your child’s healthcare. Find an orthodontic specialist that offers not only state of the art technology but state of the art service as well. Orthodontic specialists know what it’s like to sit in the chair, and should provide every opportunity for patients, especially our younger patients, to feel comfortable, safe, and secure in our care.
“Simply the best! From Dr. Shullman to his staff, they are all top notch with unmatched professionalism and customer service. My oldest son already went through having braces on and his smile now looks amazing. Now my second son is on deck. What I admire most about Dr. Shullman, besides being the best orthodontist around, is his honesty and patience. There is no rushing into treatment just to get braces on your child or yourself. He will be honest and upfront as to when the perfect time is to start treatment. I highly recommend Shullman Orthodontics!”

Sue B.
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