Shubert B. from Liliha - Kapalama, Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)
I have no one to compare them to, but Hi Smile Orthodontics is the best! As an adult patient wanting to get orthodontic treatment done, I felt at ease as soon as I entered their office. It’s very unconventional and pleasantly local. Dr. Malia Kamisugi is a very beautiful person inside and out, and you can tell that she’s genuinely interested in your progress as a patient. Her staff had seen changes throughout the duration of my treatment, but everyone who are on board also share the same cheerful attitude that Dr. Malia herself has everytime I visit. I’m kind of sad that my treatment is finally over, but I’m glad that I had them beside me throughout my journey to a better, more confident me. They had a story of someone taking up to 6 years to complete their treatment as an adult on braces, but they assured me that if I stay compliant with doctor’s orders, my treatment could be done sooner. Mine still took longer than average (most people take 18-24 months to complete theirs–don’t quote me on that, there’s no statistical evidence behind it that I can quote), but at 3 1/2 years, I’m not complaining about it. The entire treatment was very fulfilling. I didn’t have a hard time whenever I needed something fixed (bracket fell off, broken ties, more rubber bands, poking wires, etc.) at the last minute; they somehow manage to still squeeze me into their schedule. I can’t stop raving about the pleasantness and the hominess of the atmosphere at their office. They include you in their celebrations too! I can’t forget when they gave me hot cocoa when they were having a Christmas-themed pajama day at work! Anyhoo, all subjectivity aside, here’s what I can assure you that you can expect from their office: * Always on-time with appointments * No-commitment consultation * Wide variety of treatment options (traditional braces both metal and ceramic, Invisalign, lingual, etc.) * Same pricing on traditional braces and Invisalign * Flexible payment options * Choice of different colored ties and chains every visit (I know, minute detail but worth mentioning) * Friendly staff who are genuinely excited to see you everytime not just because you’re a paying customer * Caring orthodontist who is pleasantly assertive and is someone you’ll be excited to see each time * Freebies from time to time! (I guess it depends as long as you’re a compliant patient) * That ‘ohana atmosphere in their office * Environmental sustainability-oriented (I got basil seeds in a cute little pot as a parting gift!) * Additional services like in-house cleanings and teeth whitening I’m very grateful to Hi Smile Orthodontics for fixing my smile! Now I can’t contain myself!