The Top 5 Reasons Why People Avoid Seeing the Orthodontist
Originally from the Bronx in New York, Dr. Kassman, warmly known as Dr. Kaz, has lived in Tucson for over 30 years.
Working in the field of orthodontics allows Dr. Kassman to help people gain confidence and change their lives by improving their smile. Knowing that he has played a role in shaping the smiles of his patients is his favorite part of the job.
Dr. Kassman, received his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine, and completed his general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Northport, NY. Continuing his education, Dr. Kassman earned his Certificate in Orthodontics from Columbia University.
His dedication to the profession of orthodontics drives Dr. Kassman to continue his education, taking courses to improve his professional skills and keep up with new techniques and technological advances that make orthodontics more efficient and effective.
In addition, Dr. Kassman takes courses in behavioral management to help him better understand his patients, and communicate with each one as an individual.
His belief that it is our responsibility to always continue to learn and educate ourselves, Dr. Kassman offers in-office seminars to local dentists and hygienists about the importance of orthodontic treatment.
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
“I love Dr. Kassman and his staff. From the moment you walk in his office you are treated like a super star. I am so impressed by the professionalism of all the staff. We are always greeted by name when we walk in the door. I love all the reminders – I’ll never be late or forget an appointment. If you want an honest professional orthodontist I strongly recommend Dr. Kassman.”