OH MY ! O-M-I Orthodontics!:) We were extremely fortunate to visit O-M-I and begin Orthodontic treatment for my daughter there.
I want to state upfront, O-M-I was not our first choice due to its distance from our home's South-Central Fort Wayne location, we in fact had a consultation to a closer "elsewhere" Orthodontics office first. That consultation "elsewhere" left us feeling rushed and bewildered by the treatment option being presented. And boy, am I happy I trusted my gut to get a second opinion.
So, again- the main reason we chose O-M-I was for a second opinion. However, about 10 minutes into our free 1.5 hr consultation (including imaging!) with O-M-I, it was very clear they were the wise choice and distance in commute no longer mattered.
For comparison sake- note that we· spent less than 10 mins total with the initial "elsewhere" place- without imaging. A VERY BIG difference, folks. OM-l's expertise and structure of consultation blew the
"elsewhere"competition out of the water.
O-M-l's treatment plan was also vastly different from the "elsewhere"'s plan. Basically, we would have wasted 12 mos. of my daughters treatment plan with an unnecessary device and set back her skeletal and braces treatments that long as well, if we had pursued them instead of O-M-l's. Dr. Johnson was also gracious in presenting the alternate plan compared to
"elsewhere's", there wasn't any "Us vs. Them" or "We know, they don't." etc. Just science. 🙂
I was comforted by the fact that Dr. Johnson, who is overseeing my daughter's treatment, teaches at the University of Michigan for the Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Dept.
Also, by his approachable demeanor and how he interacted effortlessly with my daughter, engaging her primarily throughout, actively bringing her into the ''why's" and "how's" of her treatment plan which IMO, cultivates my daughter's ownership and responsibility of her care for years to come. What a breath of fresh air!
Our consultation/treatment coordinator, Christie was so friendly, thorough and patient as well. She's quite an asset to round out the care experience there.
Top notch all around. 🙂
I encourage anyone who had a similar experience in wanting a second opinion, to contact O-M-1. You can confidently walk away knowing you made a wise choice in making sure you are informed by some of the best Fort Wayne has to offer.