The Top 5 Reasons Why People Avoid Seeing the Orthodontist
By: Dr. Brian Bergh
Glendale orthodontist Dr. Brian Bergh is a native of California, born just a few miles from Glendale in Van Nuys. Dr. Bergh’s decision to become an orthodontist was greatly affected at age 13 when he began working in his father’s office. When he saw firsthand how an orthodontist can change lives and how much a beautiful smile can affect someone’s self-esteem, he knew he would be choosing orthodontics as a career.

Dr. Bergh attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Attending the University of Southern California, he received his Master of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology and his Certificate in Orthodontics.

To ensure that he gives his patients the highest quality care as a Glendale orthodontist, Dr. Bergh believes that continuing education is critical. We are in an age of rapid change, and keeping up with the latest developments and innovations allows Dr. Bergh and his team to provide you with the most current braces and orthodontic treatment available. This is why Glendale, CA, orthodontist Dr. Bergh participates in training and courses to continue his education, averaging over 100 hours each year.
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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.
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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.
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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.
“Dr Bergh and his staff are professional, friendly and flexible. They know what they are doing, they are warm and caring and their offices are always clean. There are no long waits, no rude employees, just a group of very nice and hard working individuals. I've been treated here and now my two older boys are there. All my kids will go to Dr Bergh, he is the best!”

- Ale Kearl
Meet Our Glendale Orthodontics Team… At Bergh Orthodontics, we work hard and play hard. You deserve to be treated by a Glendale orthodontics team who can make every appointment something to smile about. Dr. Bergh, our award-winning orthodontist in Glendale, CA, and his orthodontics team are some of the most friendly people you will meet. The staff is dedicated to making sure you are welcome and comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. Together, our staff has helped over 6,000+ patients in the Glendale and Foothills areas of California.

Is there a better testimonial than the office staff seeing the results of the individuals they helped and deciding that braces and orthodontic treatment can also change their lives? Nearly all of our Glendale orthodontics team have seen the results of their patients and have either completed treatment or are currently in treatment to create their own Bergh smile!

Come experience Bergh Orthodontics, and you will see we offer the best braces and orthodontic treatment with a smile to patients in our local community, including Glendale, CA, Burbank, CA, La Crescenta, CA, La Canada, CA, Tujunga, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA, Altadena, CA, and Sunland, CA.
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