What Sets Us Apart
We know that choosing an orthodontist is a very personal decision.
There are many orthodontic offices and treatment options available to
you. Here are just a few details about our office that describes “What
Sets Us Apart”:
- Free initial exam. Dr. Couto does not want to set up any
barriers to exploring your orthodontic options. Our initial exam is
free and includes photographs and diagnostic X-ray(s). We do this
because we know your time is valuable! Our goal is for you to leave
your first appointment with a full appreciation of your orthodontic
treatment options including fees, payment plans, and insurance
considerations. Call us at any time to set up an appointment to see
if orthodontic treatment is right for you.
- Doctor Couto is an Orthodontic Specialist. While many dental
professionals provide orthodontic care, Dr. Couto has obtained
specialty training and limits her practice to orthodontic care.
Therefore, Dr. Couto focuses 100% of her energy on staying at the
leading edge of orthodontic treatment.
- Leading Edge Technology. The vast majority of orthodontic
specialists are capable of providing competent orthodontic care. Dr.
Couto sets herself apart through extensive Continuing education
to provide a wider variety of orthodontic options than most other
practices. Dr. Couto’s leading edge orthodontic techniques can make
your treatment easier, faster, more efficient, or more esthetic to
meet your needs and desires.
- Superior Customer Service. Because orthodontics is generally a
process that can take from several months to several years, Dr.
Couto realizes that providing a high level of customer service is
extremely important. While, everyone pays lip service to customer
service, you’ll quickly realize that we actually mean it! When you
call our office for the first time, odds are you’ll speak to Barb. After you spend a few moments with
her on the phone I am certain you’ll agree that we are committed to
providing a superior customer service experience.
- State of the Art Office. Dr. Couto has designed a
state-of-the-art orthodontics office
with some of the most up to date dental equipment available to provide a comfortable, yet
leading edge facility to provide our patients with the highest level
of care possible.
- Meticulous Sterilization. Our patients are not just members of
the community. Many of our patients are our friends, relatives,
staff members, and members of our immediate family. You can be
assured that we follow the strictest guidelines for sterilization
techniques and will never cut any corners.
- Enhanced WEB Services. Through our WEB services, our patients
have the option to receive e-mail appointment reminders and check their
appointment times on-line.
This WEB service is available 24/7, and is a convenient way for our
patients to stay connected to our office from home.
- Gum chewing. You or your teenagers will be delighted to hear
that as of November 2010, we now allow our patients to chew gum! Our
only restriction is that the gum have the new Xylitol sweetener.
Xylitol is a special sweetener that has been shown to prevent
cavities. Therefore, even though you may have an occasional loose
bracket, Dr. Couto feels that the benefits of this new gum
outweigh the downsides. Xylitol-flavored gum is available at most
supermarkets and convenience stores today.