Townie® Poll

Orthodontics

Poll conducted from 8/8/2014 To 8/31/2014

Do you think orthodontics is a shrinking specialty?
427 total votes
38%
Yes
62%
No
What is the appropriate fee range for an adult case with conventional brackets and 24-month treatment time?
225 total votes
8%
$3,000 - $3,5000
11%
$3,501- $4,000
19%
$4,001 - 4,500
21%
$4,501 - 5,000
41%
$5,001+
What is the appropriate fee range for an adult case with clear aligners and 24-month treatment time?
205 total votes
9%
$3,600-4,000
18%
$4,001-4,500
25%
$4,501-5,000
29%
$5,001-6,000
20%
$6,001+
Why do many general dentists avoid ortho in their practice?
210 total votes
19%
Too much equipment/special materials
11%
Lack of ortho-trained staff
27%
No interest in orthodontics
15%
Do not believe available CE is adequate
28%
I perform ortho in my practice
Do you use the services of an outside agency to assist with treatment planning of traditional orthodontic cases?
211 total votes
22%
Yes
45%
No
33%
I do not treat orthodontic patients
How often do you finish your clear aligner cases with brackets for any period of time?
204 total votes
46%
Less than 10% of cases
10%
11% - 50% cases
6%
More than 50% of cases
38%
I do not treat orthodontic patients
What is your opinion of short-course orthodontic treatment that lasts approximately four-to-six months and aims to correct cosmetic deficiencies only?
211 total votes
15%
I would never perform or recommend this approach
58%
This is a great treatment for some patients
8%
It seems too fast to be effective
9%
I do not know any orthodontists who offer this treatment
10%
I want to offer this in my practice
What percentage of your annual CE do you do via correspondence (print or electronic)?
210 total votes
51%
10% or less
32%
11% - 40%
13%
41% - 70%
4%
More than 70%
Are you planning to attend the ADA meeting in San Antonio this year?
213 total votes
10%
Yes
90%
No

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