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Stanley H. Asensio, DMD

Stanley Asensio, D.M.D.

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Top 10 Critical Things You Should Know
Before You Select a Orthodontic Dentist

Orthodontic work is an investment in the future of your smile. And, like any investment, you'll want to do a little research before making a final decision on braces. These guidelines can help you choose the practitioner who's right for you.

  1. Start with an orthodontic consultation.

    Going in for a consultation is a great way to learn more about a doctor and practice. Dr. Asnensio offers free orthodontic consultations. Talk to him before you commit to anything. He will help you make an educated decision.

  2. Communication is key.

    It's essential that you be able to talk to your dentist - and that your dentist will listen to you! Dr. Asensio will explain your braces options and answer your questions about your individual treatment plan.

  3. Discuss financing options for your braces.

    Quality dental braces treatment can sometimes cost thousands of dollars, and insurance may not cover all of it. Dr. Asension will work with you to make sure you have a workable plan to pay for your orthodontic investment.

  4. Find out about the different types of braces.

    These days there a many different options for braces to straighten teeth. If you're looking for a cosmetic option, talk with Dr. Asensio to see if you're a good candidate for clear braces, or invisible aligners.

  5. Braces aren't just for kids anymore.

    More and more adults are having orthodontic work done every year. Ask about the average age of the practice's clientele. Dr. Asensio provides braces treatments for adults as well as children.

  6. Look at before and after photos.

    Ask the dentist to let you see some before and after photos of braces patients. Look for smiles that are similar to yours before orthodontic treatment, and notice the 'after' results. Ask Dr. Asensio what your smile will look like when you're finished with your braces treatment.

  7. Investigate the doctor's training.

    The best braces dentists continue their training after they graduate dental school. Dr. Asensio engages in ongoing and extensive study in order to stay up-to-date on new procedures and materials for braces, cosmetic dentistry, and other dental services.

  8. Nothing compares to experience.

    Ideally, your dentist will have lots of experience with orthodontics in general and with cases like yours specifically. Dr. Asensio has years of experience and success with braces patients. He's always happy to answer any questions you may have about your individual needs.

  9. An honest dentist sets realistic expectations about braces treatment.

    Watch out for doctors who promise more than they can deliver. You need to know how long the process will take, what you'll have to do, and any complications that could occur. Dr. Asnesio will give you an honest assessment of what can and cannot be done for your smile.

  10. Ask about follow-up treatment.

    Many braces patients decide they want teeth whitening after their clear aligner treatment is finished. Ask Dr. Asensio about the follow-up plan he recommends for your individual case to preserve your smile once it's been straightened.

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"We know that selecting a orthodontic dentist is not easy. I want you to know that you can call me personally with any questions or concerns."

2144 Whisper Lakes Blvd.

Orlando, Florida 32837

Appt Tel: (407) 438-7177


Dr. Asensio's office is conveniently located on the corner of O.B.T. (441) and Whisper Lakes Boulevard, one mile from the new J.W. Marriott Hotel.