The 5 Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

Do you ever wonder how local orthodontists fit into the network of businesses in your community? If you’re lucky enough to have an orthodontist’s office near you, you should know how important we are to a city or town’s overall health and wellness. And not only that–we are also a local business that depends upon our customers to keep us open and available to more people who need us!

If you have ever been curious about why you should choose local providers–like Orthodontics of South Miami–for your and your family’s orthodontic support, keep reading! Here are our 5 top reasons to visit an orthodontist near you:

1. The Customer Care You Deserve

When it comes to convenient orthodontic options, it might seem at first like ordering from an online company would be easiest. We disagree, and believe that the easiest option for you is the one where you get the most support! We not only take care of your teeth, but we take care of the entire patient! We are here to support you mentally and emotionally throughout your treatment, ensuring that you are safe, comfortable, and well throughout.  

While online retailers simply want your money to continue growing, we aim to build friendships and connections within our community. That’s why we have been based in South Miami for many years and will continue to be here as long as we can! Ultimately, we hope you don’t sacrifice real care and support for a little bit of convenience. It’s just not worth it. 

2. Support a Local Business

Orthodontics of South Miami isn’t part of a huge chain or network of healthcare practices like you sometimes see now. We are made up of three convenient office locations and are owned and operated by just a small group of doctors. We hire and manage our staff locally, and are very much a part of the fabric of the local community in South Miami, Pinecrest, and Kimball!

We are so honored by the many patients who continue to choose our practice to receive the orthodontic care that they need, and we hope that many more will continue to allow us to practice here in Florida. Businesses like ours make up the foundation of our local economy, so invest your dollars at home to boost everyone!

3. Multiple Treatment Options

You shouldn’t have to settle for only one choice of treatment, and thankfully at Orthodontics of South Miami, we offer multiple options that should work for the unique needs of each of our patients. Learn a little more about the kinds of treatments we offer:


Braces have changed a lot over the years, and our practice offers three different options to support our patient’s needs. Of course, we have classic metal braces that many people still prefer for their strength and ability to correct any orthodontic challenge big or small. We also have clear braces that are made from a tooth-colored ceramic so that they blend in with your natural smile. This is a great option for people who need braces but want a more discreet look throughout treatment. Lingual braces are another good choice for those people, as they are entirely invisible and are placed on the back of your teeth!


Invisalign is a totally different but effective approach to orthodontics through clear plastic aligners. When you get Invisalign through our office, you will receive a series of aligners that you will change out every one-to-two weeks. These aligners work to slowly shift your smile into alignment, giving you the healthy smile you’ve been dreaming of. They are super discreet and are worn at all times except while eating or drinking. Many of our patients love using them since they aren’t semi-permanent fixtures in their mouth the way that braces are, and are comfortable and invisible. 

4. Personalized Financing

We hate to hear the stories of people who opt for online orthodontics to save a few bucks and end up in an even more stressed financial position. This happens more than you think for a few reasons. Ultimately, online retailers can’t provide individual financing options for each family’s unique needs. When you come into our office, we will work with you to figure out a financing plan that works for your budget, making it possible for almost anyone to get the care they need. We also work with most major insurance plans in Florida, so be sure to share your insurance provider as well!

5. Early Interventions

Have you ever heard the expression ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’? This is certainly true when it comes to orthodontic care. That’s why we recommend that most people bring in their children around age seven to be evaluated. This allows Dr. Ross to check out how their teeth and mouth are growing, and implement interventions early if necessary. Especially when it comes to bone growth like when the jaw is misaligned, solving that problem through orthodontics when kids are young can help avoid serious interventions like surgery when they get older. 

All that said, if you are an adult seeking orthodontic support, it’s never too late to get the care you need. Get started now, because there really is no reason to wait to have a healthy smile that you can be proud of! 

The 5 Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist In Your Local Community

Support Local at Orthodontics of South Miami

We hope you’ve learned a few things about why a local orthodontist is the best fit for straight and healthy teeth. Check out more about Orthodontics of South Miami through our website, our blog, or feel free to give us a call to ask questions and set up a free consultation. This will allow you to sit down with Dr. Ross and learn more about the treatment options that he recommends for your smile. The best time to get a healthier smile is now, so call us soon!