Townie® Poll

Orthodontics

Poll conducted from 4/11/2018 To 5/11/2018

Have you seen an increase in clear aligner therapy patients since you began offering the service?
165 total votes
36%
Yes
16%
No
47%
I don't offer this treatment
Why do many general dentists avoid ortho in their practices?
85 total votes
13%
Too much equipment and special materials
12%
Lack of ortho-trained staff
34%
No interest in ortho
16%
Inadequate amount of CE or available training
25%
I perform ortho in my practice
Do you use the services of an outside agency to assist with treatment planning of traditional orthodontic cases?
85 total votes
29%
Yes
24%
No
47%
I don't treat ortho patients
Is orthodontics a shrinking specialty?
81 total votes
30%
Yes
70%
No
What's an appropriate fee range for an adult case with conventional brackets and 24-month treatment time?
83 total votes
8%
$3,000-$3,5000
12%
$3,501-$4,000
14%
$4,001-4,500
34%
$4,501-5,000
31%
$5,001+
What's an appropriate fee range for an adult case with clear aligners and 24-month treatment time?
80 total votes
8%
$2,000-$3,5000
14%
$3,501-$4,000
24%
$4,001-4,500
28%
$4,501-5,000
28%
$5,001+
Do you have a good working relationship with an orthodontist in your area?
84 total votes
93%
Yes
7%
No
How often do you finish your clear aligner cases with brackets for any period of time?
82 total votes
40%
Less than 10 percent of cases
0%
11-50 percent of cases
4%
More than half of my cases
56%
I do not treat orthodontic patients
What is your opinion of short-term ortho treatment (4–6 months) that aims to correct only cosmetic deficiencies?
83 total votes
20%
I don't perform or recommend this approach
49%
This is a great treatment for some patients
10%
It seems too fast to be effective
10%
I do not know any orthodontists who offer this treatment
11%
I want to offer this in my practice
Do you plan on learning or expanding your knowledge of ortho in 2018–2019?
87 total votes
52%
Yes
48%
No

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