Common Obstacles When Starting Ortho: Finding Cases

Posted by POS Course Adviser on 9/14/21 6:45 AM

Learning orthodontics and treating orthodontic cases might sound simple, but it's not always a seamless process for everyone. Getting those first few cases, worrying about the investment and lacking confidence can be disheartening when starting an ortho practice. In this blog we go over one of the obstacles students encounter when starting cases and some helpful tips to overcome them.

Finding Cases

One of the biggest obstacles students encounter is finding cases to treat. The good news is that there are ortho cases everywhere and an ortho need in every community. To start ortho cases you need a patient who wants and is willing to pay for the needed ortho treatment. Try one or both of these steps to help you start generating a steady flow of ortho patients. 

1. Follow Dr. McGann's Philosophy: Provide a FREE Orthodontic Screening on EVERY Patient in Your Practice

Provide free orthodontic screening to all patients in your practice as part of your comprehensive examination and care. This is a very effective way to gain first-hand knowledge of any issues and solutions to a healthy smile. Your patient will appreciate your thorough evaluation and the time spent providing them with a proper understanding of their potential ortho needs. Your job is to communicate how ortho can benefit them, it is up to them to request the services they want you to deliver.

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2. Let Your Patients Know You're Doing Ortho

Distinguish yourself from neighboring dentists and orthodontists by marketing your service. Let your patients know you provide quality orthodontic treatment with high-tech computer customized braces. We have both reasonably priced and free marketing resources for you to use.

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Hopefully, these tips get you on track to getting a healthy flow of orthodontic patients in your office.

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