Calle Thompson (Source: Google)
To prospective patients (and their parents), please read! I’m not big on writing reviews, but I know how stressful deciding on an ortho and treatment plan can be, so I really hope that my experience can help someone else find the right care provider. In summary: If you’re researching orthodontists in the tristate area, seeking quality care (and results), you absolutely need to meet with Dr. Bronsky! I cannot recommend him and his office enough. Why you should trust me: As a surgical (TMJ) patient embarking on a daunting adult orthodontic journey, I did the homework on my options. I previously had braces as a teenager, and stakes were much higher the second time around; I needed an ortho that would collaborate with my surgeon to achieve perfect results (context: a successful jaw surgery requires extra precision, detail orientation, nuance). I needed best-in-class, while also being mindful to spend $$ wisely. I thoroughly researched orthodontists in the tristate area and had consultations with quite a few. Meeting with Dr. Bronsky’s office made the decision easy — I knew that I would be in the best hands if I started treatment under his care. (Spoiler: I was right) Why I chose Bronsky: Even in initial consultation, he was considerably more detail oriented and thoughtful in his suggested approach than the other doctors I met with. The man is thorough. A humble orthodontic rock star. The qualitative stuff: He doesn’t sugar coat*, but his ‘bedside manner’ is absolutely delightful. He is as charming as he is talented, an excellent choice for patients of any age. He’s funny, personable, and down-to-earth, totally simpatico with kids and adults. It’s nearly impossible not to like the guy. His demeanor makes every visit enjoyable. *This is really important! An orthodontic journey is, by nature, going to be full of unappealing news. Bronsky is straightforward, but knows how to deliver the tough stuff in the right way. His staff is just as delightful. I found a lot of comfort in the sense of community in his office. They’re smart, hardworking, lovely people that seem really, truly, invested in all of their patients. I’m very sensitive when it comes to pokes and prods… But every technician I’ve worked with at Bronsky’s office has been highly competent, mindful of my comfort, and just a pleasure to work with all around. The Bronsky Orthodontics office is *chill* — a far cry from your run-of-the-mill, somewhat-unsettling, marginally depressing, ortho/dental office. This isn’t something I factored into deciding on an ortho, but, looking back at all the hours I’ve spent there, I do think it is important. The care that his team puts into the atmosphere is a reflection of their dedication to patient experience/satisfaction. Cost of treatment: Pricing was completely transparent up front. In the 3yrs I worked with Bronsky’s team, there has not been one unanticipated cost based on the initial consultation, despite how finicky my case was. Pricing was in the same range as other qualified orthos in Manhattan, but the quality of care I received was unquestionably worth every penny. In the end: Bronsky is a perfectionist, a realist, and also a ray of sunshine. I can’t really think of a better set of qualities for the person entrusted to work on your mouth bones for lifelong results. Working with him has actually made this big scary getting-braces-having-surgery-as-an-adult ordeal a positive life experience. At the end of a 3yr journey, after a successful surgery (thanks to Bronsky’s outstanding work), I now have an absolutely perfect smile, and no TMJ symptoms. The results speak for themselves!! All that attention to detail, investment of time and energy really paid off. Note to parents: If you send your kids to Dr. Bronsky, I would suggest sending them to a normal dentist… or you’ll probably spoil them.** **Or do what I did: switch to Bronsky’s dental colleague… She’s also amazing. Now, I don’t really mind going to the dentist, either. 6 of 5 stars. I highly recommend Bronsky Orthodontics!