• How to Choose an Orthodontist

  • Meet Dr. Chin

    Dr. Chin graduated with honors from Washington University, School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis in 1987.  Following graduation, he completed a general dentistry residency at Emory University in Atlanta before undergoing training in the orthodontic specialty.  Dr. Chin received his Orthodontic Certificate and Master degrees in Philadelphia from Temple University while also receiving an Award for Clinical Excellence from the school’s Department of Orthodontics.  

    Dr. Chin moved to Florida in 1994 after two years of practicing in Tallahassee and founded Florida Orthodontic Institute in Tampa.  In the years following the opening of the Tampa office, he has opened 4 additional practices to ensure patients had access to the highest-quality orthodontia care.  Dr. Chin and his staff use a patient-centered approach to provide affordable orthodontia solutions to every patient in the Tampa Bay area.

    How to Choose an Orthodontist

    Finding the right orthodontist is a very important decision.  You want you and your family’s smiles to be in the best hands and care because the length of orthodontic care can vary.  Short treatment plans like braces or clear aligners may only take a few months or years while other oral health needs may require a longer relationship.  Look for a doctor that meets your needs and whom you can trust with your smile day after day. At Florida Orthodontic Institute, we take a patient-centered approach and put your needs first.  Schedule a complimentary consultation at one of our 5 locations to meet us and learn why we are the orthodontist Tampa residents trust with their smiles.

    Get a consultation from Florida Orthodontic Institute's office

    Choosing the right orthodontist is easy in the Tampa Bay area and surrounding communities.  Our Tampa orthodontist proudly serves patients throughout the community out of our five conveniently located offices.  Talk with your dentist about recommendations as well as family and friends. Our patients’ smiles are our best form of advertising.  

    At Florida Orthodontic Institute, our staff offers the best in orthodontia care and comfort using state of the art technology and our own expertise.  We welcome new patients to visit and learn more about how we create amazing smiles and provide exceptional orthodontia care to patients of all ages. Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation to see how our friendly team can help you.

    Preparing for your consultations

    We understand how easy it is to leave out a question or two when meeting our team for the first time.  We also know how important it is to you to get all of your questions answered. Bring in your written questions to your complimentary consultation so you feel comfortable learning all there is to know about your orthodontic needs.  If new questions arise after your appointment, we are always just a phone call away and will get you the answers you need in a timely fashion.

    Here are just a few things you may want to consider:

    • Is Florida Orthodontic Institute conveniently located for your office visits?
    • Do we offer appointment hours that are compatible with your schedule?
    • Is your insurance accepted? 
    • What financing options are available to you?

    Ask these questions and more.  Feel confident in choosing the Florida Orthodontic Institute for all of your orthodontia needs!