Vincent J. Finazzo, DDS

★★★☆☆

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I'm 39 years old and went to Dr. Finazzo yeeears ago (when I was in 7th grade). As a kid I hated going there...because that usually called for some pain (braces don't feel like a message). My teeth were really jacked up. I had overcrowding, and overbite and many were not close to being in line. Upon his instruction, I had 4 perm. teeth extracted (this is quite common) and by the time I was done...my teeth were PERFECT. The gaps from the missing 4 teeth..gone. That also made space for my Wisdom Teeth to drop down without any issues (thanks!). I didn't wear my retainer like I should have...but was lucky. My teeth are still as straight as they were so many years ago. My new dentist was shocked on how good my teeth look.

While I remember some of the 'girls' that did maint on my braces were a bit rough and did a little too much socializing...I guess it all worked out.

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I'm 39 years old and went to Dr. Finazzo yeeears ago (when I was in 7th grade). As a kid I hated going there...because that usually called for some pain (braces don't feel like a message). My teeth were really jacked up. I had overcrowding, and overbite and many were not close to being in line. Upon his instruction, I had 4 perm. teeth extracted (this is quite common) and by the time I was done...my teeth were PERFECT. The gaps from the missing 4 teeth..gone. That also made space for my Wisdom Teeth to drop down without any issues (thanks!). I didn't wear my retainer like I should have...but was lucky. My teeth are still as straight as they were so many years ago. My new dentist was shocked on how good my teeth look.

While I remember some of the 'girls' that did maint on my braces were a bit rough and did a little too much socializing...I guess it all worked out.

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My daughter's braces were done by Dr. Finazzo years ago. And I can say without hesitation his work was and is absolutely phenomenal. I agree with other comments that he doesn't have the nicest bed side manner; but his work more than makes up for his lack in this area.

His staff could be more helpful and they could act like they like working there.

Again, it's twenty years later and my daughter still receives the highest compliments from other professionals, i.e. dentists and endodontists.

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★★★★★

My daughter's braces were done by Dr. Finazzo years ago. And I can say without hesitation his work was and is absolutely phenomenal. I agree with other comments that he doesn't have the nicest bed side manner; but his work more than makes up for his lack in this area.

His staff could be more helpful and they could act like they like working there.

Again, it's twenty years later and my daughter still receives the highest compliments from other professionals, i.e. dentists and endodontists.

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Both my children had extensive problems with their teeth and jaw. Dr. Finazzo clearly explained everything that was going on and how he would proceed in treating it. We were involved in the decision making at every turn (and their were many) Yes, some of it was painful, but my kids teeth went from a mangled mess to perfectly straight in a short period of time. While they have had their braces on for sometime, they are young with bones still developing and this is an appropriate treatment. I can't tell you how many of my friends kids went to orthos who took off the braces at 11 or 12, only to have their teeth migrate out of place again - requiring more work. Yes, he is tough but he really puts the treatment in the hands of the patient, which is teaching them personal responsibility for their health. I sat in on many of his "grandfatherly talks" with my son and appreciated how he laid out the options to HIM, not me. It empowered him to take control, as only he can. He was never rude - just straightforward with no BS. If you want warm-fuzzy and no pain - good luck with that.

BTW, my husband is a physician who works with many of Dr. Finazzo's relative in various medical fields - it would be bad for his reputation if he "ripped us off" as some have implied. We moved downriver and was referred to him by our dentist who sees Dr. Finazzo's work often - he felt strongly that he is the best as we now do.

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★★★★★

Both my children had extensive problems with their teeth and jaw. Dr. Finazzo clearly explained everything that was going on and how he would proceed in treating it. We were involved in the decision making at every turn (and their were many) Yes, some of it was painful, but my kids teeth went from a mangled mess to perfectly straight in a short period of time. While they have had their braces on for sometime, they are young with bones still developing and this is an appropriate treatment. I can't tell you how many of my friends kids went to orthos who took off the braces at 11 or 12, only to have their teeth migrate out of place again - requiring more work. Yes, he is tough but he really puts the treatment in the hands of the patient, which is teaching them personal responsibility for their health. I sat in on many of his "grandfatherly talks" with my son and appreciated how he laid out the options to HIM, not me. It empowered him to take control, as only he can. He was never rude - just straightforward with no BS. If you want warm-fuzzy and no pain - good luck with that.

BTW, my husband is a physician who works with many of Dr. Finazzo's relative in various medical fields - it would be bad for his reputation if he "ripped us off" as some have implied. We moved downriver and was referred to him by our dentist who sees Dr. Finazzo's work often - he felt strongly that he is the best as we now do.

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Both of my children had their braces done by Dr. Finazzo,
they had growth and then braces. Dr. Finazzo, did such a wonderful job, years later and their teeth still look just great.
The younger child, took a longer, because he is hard headed and Dr. Finazzo, never charge me any extra. We still see Dr. Finazzo, for follow up visit at no extra cost.

Dr. Finazzo, I can thank him enough for the great work that he did on my children. Long time customer of Dr. Finazzo.

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★★★★★

Both of my children had their braces done by Dr. Finazzo,
they had growth and then braces. Dr. Finazzo, did such a wonderful job, years later and their teeth still look just great.
The younger child, took a longer, because he is hard headed and Dr. Finazzo, never charge me any extra. We still see Dr. Finazzo, for follow up visit at no extra cost.

Dr. Finazzo, I can thank him enough for the great work that he did on my children. Long time customer of Dr. Finazzo.

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My son has been treating with Dr. Vincent Finazzo since 2004. Most of the treatment has been fine but, taking way to long. He has had a pallet expander for four years with four braces on the front teeth. I was told that the next step was to totally band his teeth. At this point I have spent $2,185 on the expander and insurance has paid $1,000 for a Frankel device. When I took him to have the braces, I received quite a sticker shock. They wanted $5,300 for braces. Of course, I did not let them put the braces on. I called his office the next day requesting copies of his medical records. The person I spoke with questioned why I wanted these records (violation of the Medical Records Release Act 2004) and was told they do no release medical records for second opinions (another violation). After a week of trying to get the records and dealing with hateful and un-professional staff I was finally successful in getting the information I am entitled to and I went for a second opinion. During the second opinion I was told the expander must come out. It has been in there way to long. The price for my sons braces at the new ortho is $3,200. They are charging me $500 to remove the other equipment but, they are going to off set the $500 against the braces. I just saved myself quite a chunk of money. You will do anything for your children but, with this economy I couldn't continue with this doctor. I feel it is so sad that people in this world are so money hungry. I would not recommend this ortho office to anyone.

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My son has been treating with Dr. Vincent Finazzo since 2004. Most of the treatment has been fine but, taking way to long. He has had a pallet expander for four years with four braces on the front teeth. I was told that the next step was to totally band his teeth. At this point I have spent $2,185 on the expander and insurance has paid $1,000 for a Frankel device. When I took him to have the braces, I received quite a sticker shock. They wanted $5,300 for braces. Of course, I did not let them put the braces on. I called his office the next day requesting copies of his medical records. The person I spoke with questioned why I wanted these records (violation of the Medical Records Release Act 2004) and was told they do no release medical records for second opinions (another violation). After a week of trying to get the records and dealing with hateful and un-professional staff I was finally successful in getting the information I am entitled to and I went for a second opinion. During the second opinion I was told the expander must come out. It has been in there way to long. The price for my sons braces at the new ortho is $3,200. They are charging me $500 to remove the other equipment but, they are going to off set the $500 against the braces. I just saved myself quite a chunk of money. You will do anything for your children but, with this economy I couldn't continue with this doctor. I feel it is so sad that people in this world are so money hungry. I would not recommend this ortho office to anyone.

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Went to him years ago, at that point he was the only orthodontist in town. Rude, nasty man with a terrible temper and an outward dislike of childen. Seemed to enjoy causing pain. Staff was equally insensitive and rude.

Can't say for sure whether he did any good - my teeth are straighter than they were before he started but I've had problems with them ever since. My greatest memories of him were the pain and his horrible demeanor.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to him years ago, at that point he was the only orthodontist in town. Rude, nasty man with a terrible temper and an outward dislike of childen. Seemed to enjoy causing pain. Staff was equally insensitive and rude.

Can't say for sure whether he did any good - my teeth are straighter than they were before he started but I've had problems with them ever since. My greatest memories of him were the pain and his horrible demeanor.

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This man did wonders for me. I had extensive work done at Dr. Finazzo's office and I couldn't be happier. I might add the work was all necessary. It's amazing how straight my teeth ended with everything that needed to be done. I am getting ready to take my own son back to him. It is true that part of the treatment is up to the patient. I got my braces in my late teens and wouldn't wear the head gear. The alternative cost a bit more but I had no problems with that appliance. I never felt he was out for the money at all and his demeanor was always excellent. Most of my teeth were also banded. I think that was a good thing because everyone else I knew who only had the regular brackets were forever running back to their ortho to have them fixed because of them popping off.

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★★★★★

This man did wonders for me. I had extensive work done at Dr. Finazzo's office and I couldn't be happier. I might add the work was all necessary. It's amazing how straight my teeth ended with everything that needed to be done. I am getting ready to take my own son back to him. It is true that part of the treatment is up to the patient. I got my braces in my late teens and wouldn't wear the head gear. The alternative cost a bit more but I had no problems with that appliance. I never felt he was out for the money at all and his demeanor was always excellent. Most of my teeth were also banded. I think that was a good thing because everyone else I knew who only had the regular brackets were forever running back to their ortho to have them fixed because of them popping off.

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I had my 2nd set of braces done by Dr. Finazzo back in 1989, a year after graduation from high school. I had no problems at all. I had the full metal brackets around my teeth because I had my jaw moved forward. He did an excellent job! He always stressed the importance of keep my braces cleaned. He even had me talk to one of his patients about the jaw sugery so that she could hear it from someone who had it done. He did an excellent job on my teeth. The first orthodontist I went to in Wyandotte was horrible and Dr. Finazzo couldn't believe what a bad job they did.

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I had my 2nd set of braces done by Dr. Finazzo back in 1989, a year after graduation from high school. I had no problems at all. I had the full metal brackets around my teeth because I had my jaw moved forward. He did an excellent job! He always stressed the importance of keep my braces cleaned. He even had me talk to one of his patients about the jaw sugery so that she could hear it from someone who had it done. He did an excellent job on my teeth. The first orthodontist I went to in Wyandotte was horrible and Dr. Finazzo couldn't believe what a bad job they did.

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When I say ruined my life i'm not even joking. This guy is a horrible horrible man who should not be allowed to own a practice. When I was in 2nd grade I was referred to him there wasn't many orthodontist around so we took the dentist word about him. He put me in everything you could possibly put someone in. Which basically means he was using us for are money. After I had, had braces on for 8 years no joke he finally said there was nothing he could do for me anymore! unfortunetly I wasted 10 years of my life because of this man but thank god for dr brust. I still had to have jaw surgery but i'm sure dr finazzo knew in advance what needed to be done but he just wanted money. Don't go to him I have heard horrible things from others. I don't want anyone else to suffer like me. And for me being a young kid he wasn't very friendly either

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CONS: Not friendly, doesn't work well with kids, staff not good with kids

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When I say ruined my life i'm not even joking. This guy is a horrible horrible man who should not be allowed to own a practice. When I was in 2nd grade I was referred to him there wasn't many orthodontist around so we took the dentist word about him. He put me in everything you could possibly put someone in. Which basically means he was using us for are money. After I had, had braces on for 8 years no joke he finally said there was nothing he could do for me anymore! unfortunetly I wasted 10 years of my life because of this man but thank god for dr brust. I still had to have jaw surgery but i'm sure dr finazzo knew in advance what needed to be done but he just wanted money. Don't go to him I have heard horrible things from others. I don't want anyone else to suffer like me. And for me being a young kid he wasn't very friendly either

PROS:
CONS: Not friendly, doesn't work well with kids, staff not good with kids

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My daughter has been in treatment with Dr. Finazzo for almost 2 years now. I have never had a problem with her treatment, or with Dr. Finazzo's demeanor. He does however, reinforce the importance of proper orthodontic/oral hygiene home care which is necessary for an optimum outcome. Some patients may take that as offensive. But, what alot of patients don't understand is that they themselves play a large role in weather their ortho experience is a success or NOT.
My experience, along with several friends, and relatives have had a very positive outcome from Dr. Finazzo's orthdontic treatment. I was shocked to view a negative review from an unsatisfied patient. But, everyone has individual experiences.
Dr. Finazzo in my view, is a very qualified, and experienced orthdontist. I am glad I chose him for my daughter's ortho care!

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★★★★☆

My daughter has been in treatment with Dr. Finazzo for almost 2 years now. I have never had a problem with her treatment, or with Dr. Finazzo's demeanor. He does however, reinforce the importance of proper orthodontic/oral hygiene home care which is necessary for an optimum outcome. Some patients may take that as offensive. But, what alot of patients don't understand is that they themselves play a large role in weather their ortho experience is a success or NOT.
My experience, along with several friends, and relatives have had a very positive outcome from Dr. Finazzo's orthdontic treatment. I was shocked to view a negative review from an unsatisfied patient. But, everyone has individual experiences.
Dr. Finazzo in my view, is a very qualified, and experienced orthdontist. I am glad I chose him for my daughter's ortho care!

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This is the WORST Orthodontist out there! This man put banded braces on every single tooth in my mouth (which I might add was extremely painful) and all I needed was to pull my two front teeth together. He was out for the MONEY! When he took them off my teeth were all decalcified and I have had nothing but trouble with them ever since. I hardly have any of my own teeth left and those that I do have left are crowned and/or bridged. He totally ruined my teeth to make a buck! Not to mention he is extremely RUDE!! PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS ORTHODONTIST!!!!

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This is the WORST Orthodontist out there! This man put banded braces on every single tooth in my mouth (which I might add was extremely painful) and all I needed was to pull my two front teeth together. He was out for the MONEY! When he took them off my teeth were all decalcified and I have had nothing but trouble with them ever since. I hardly have any of my own teeth left and those that I do have left are crowned and/or bridged. He totally ruined my teeth to make a buck! Not to mention he is extremely RUDE!! PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS ORTHODONTIST!!!!

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