4 Reasons Why Patients Prefer Their General Dentist For Orthodontic Treatment

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 2/23/17 10:47 AM
All general dentists want to provide the best treatment for their patients. Providing orthodontics in your office puts you ahead of the rest. Here are four reasons why your patients will prefer to get braces from you.

1. General Dentists have a broader involvement in the overall dental health of their patients

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You are not limiting your treatment to straightening teeth and correcting malocclusions, and your patients appreciate that. You are better prepared to evaluate, catch, and treat any underlying issues that may occur during and after orthodontic treatment.

2. General Dentists can better design and execute a full treatment map

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Your multidisciplinary advantage can help create a well-thought-out comprehensive treatment map for your patients. With the right training and experience you will design the correct order of treatment between specialties and better manage your patient throughout the full process.
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3. General Dentists have a longer relationship with patients

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You have spent time developing a relationship with your patient. They trust you to take care of them and will appreciate not having to go somewhere else. They also are confident that you will treat them well because you want to see them for many more years for continued dental work outside of orthodontics.

4. Patients find it easier to be treated by the General Dentist

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You’ll save your patients time and money by providing them a one stop shop. The whole family can be seen in one appointment. No time is wasted waiting for referrals and there is no need to take more time off of work to schedule another appointment.


No matter how many orthodontic cases walk into your office, having a solid orthodontic foundation will help you be a better dentist. Knowing how to effectively treatment plan your patients with multiple needs will help you achieve greater results.

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Do your patients enjoy getting orthodontic treatment in your office? Share your experience in the comments below!

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