Contemporary Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Board Certified Treatment for Children, Teens and Adults
Strip Center Orthodontists for Braces
As a doctor and a specialist, I always want to project excellence and professionalism that reflects the years of education and experience I have attained in treating thousand’s of children teens and adults with orthodontic appliances/braces/guidance. I never wanted to be seen as a “strip-center” specialist with low-budget finish-out and minimal commitment to the area for which I provide service.
Certainly it is more and more difficult to find free-standing offices in cities that commit long-term by building an office exclusively for themselves and their patients. Costs have skyrocketed, land is limited, and banks don’t want to lend large sums when they know a doctor can open a low-budget alternative that he/she can walk away from without debt. In general, if there is no other independent around, there should be no problem with an Orthodontist in a strip center who is planning to eventually expand into a real office. However if there is a choice, I believe the professional in the free standing building is more committed long-term to both his/her patients and his/her community and is more established with a longer record of success and experience.
Orthodontists who have re-invested in their practice by purchasing or building an independent office have made a conscious choice and considerable effort to be a part of the community and are demonstrating ownership of their patients; they expect to see their patients for many years, even after treatment and they plan on being around for more than a generation. This is the highest level of specialist you can find; they are normally very experienced and they know they are servicing neighbors and friend while building a professional reputation. Most of the time you will notice these specialists carry Board Certifications others do not, and they usually give back to their communities heavily. They may live close to their office and can be seen helping with emergencies after hours. They are not drifting in to skim off patients and profit from another area but they are part of the area, paying the same taxes and sending their kids to the same schools as their clients. Without independents wanting to invest in their community and having pride in their facility, the choice would be between a company owned and controlled, multi-doctor (and changing doctor) office or a temporary lower-budget lease space next to your local Randall’s Grocery store, dry cleaners or nail spa; and you would pay the same or more for your efforts!
|My Orthodontic Office in Steiner Ranch, West Austin|
|My Orthodontic Office in North-Central Austin|
I am proud of my facilities and I want them to reflect the excellence I strive to provide for each and every patient. I want my patients that come to me to know I take my practice seriously and will be around for many years. And although it has taken me years to achieve this success and stability, there was (and continues to be) never a time I was not pushing forward and re-investing in my practice while working intently to control costs internally so that I could keep prices for patients reasonable and acceptable to all. I feel a great pride when I hear patients exclaim how they can’t believe we are the same cost as others when we have such a great office.
So if you have a choice, why not support the independent Orthodontist that re-invests in your community, that pays taxes for your schools and even has children attending those same schools? Why not treat yourself to a higher level of service in a clean and independent facility that exists only for you and your family’s orthodontic needs? You will pay no more and will have the confidence that your Orthodontist is experienced, caring and planning on being around indefinitely through thick and thin.
If you have questions or comments concerning this or any orthodontic question, please feel free to make a complimentary new-patient appointment at either my Steiner Ranch location or my North-central Austin location on West 35th street and MoPac.