6 things I’ve learned in 33 years

Dr. Fred Piper — Orthodontist Memphis

I began my orthodontic practice in 1986. There’s something about hitting the double digits – 33 years on November 1 – that has put me in the mood to reminisce. We have made many advancements in the field of orthodontics and we’ve seen trends come and go, but through it all, this business is about helping people and doing our part to make their lives better. Here’s what I’ve learned after 33 years as an orthodontist:

1)  I derive the most joy from working with kids and their families. It’s a privilege to be part of their families for a year or two while I straighten their teeth. 

2) I have also loved my co-workers as my family and depend on them to make us a uniquely successful office. 

3) Good treatment takes time; shortcuts generally don’t work. Good orthodontics is usually not a quick fix. 

4)  I don’t like waiting myself, so I don’t make people wait in my practice. 

5) Making people happy with good results and positive appointments makes me want to go to the office every day.

6) It’s great to be in the esteem-building business. The most gratifying part of my practice is to help someone who’s been self-conscious about their teeth become confident about their smile. 

We understand that choosing an orthodontist is a big decision for you or your child. We want to do whatever we can to make the process easier for you. If you have any questions or would like to visit our office before making your first appointment, give us a call at Piper Orthodontics 901-756-4316.