Spotlighting Smiles Treatment in Plain Sight
When it comes to undergoing treatment of any kind, I always feel the need to know exactly what will happen during the process for the sake of my own health and wellbeing. That’s why I have such an issue with medical professionals just handing me a box of pills and saying “take these morning and night”, only to lovingly open their office door as a not-so-subtle invitation for me to make a swift exit. I always want to know what’s going on with my body, how the treatment will help, when I’ll start to feel better, and whether there is anything else I can do. Even though orthodontic treatment doesn’t require medication, I still have the same need for information- I want to know exactly what’s going on.
Today, everything is available to us online and as a result we have the totally justified expectation that information regarding our medical treatment should be at our fingertips. I feel like I need this through both a comprehensive online presence and explained to me by professionals in person. This is a totally reasonable request and we as patients should never be made to feel like we are asking too much by asking for this information. The staff at GSO always take the time to thoroughly explain what your treatment process will look like over the coming months. From what will happen in the short term during your first appointment, to what is coming in the months ahead, they will keep you informed enough to feel totally secure in the process.
Now that you have your treatment process laid out like a dog in the sun, let’s talk about the importance of transparency in discussing a payment plan for your treatment and how it will benefit you. At first glance, much like your to-do list or the thought of finally unpacking your suitcase from that trip you got home from 2 weeks ago, maybe it’s a little scary and seems like a lot but talking about payment plans for your treatment will ensure that it slots into your budget easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Sorry for that, I’ve had too much coffee. I know what it’s like to be constantly shifting expenses around, putting off things like orthodontic treatment until later (an extraordinarily aloof point in your life that probably doesn’t exist) but being able to have your manageable payments ticking away in the background is always the easiest way to do it. Discussing payment options is always available to you and always a great idea!
It’s so important that we feel informed during the treatment process because it makes treatment a pleasant experience. By shining the spotlight on your treatment process, you are one step closer to spotlighting your new smile!