As a general dentist, you try to meet your patients’ needs as much as possible. In your continuing education coursework, you keep your skills sharp and learn about new techniques and new technology so that you can improve the care your patients experience. But have you considered offering clear aligners at your practice? Implementing this service requires relatively little training and has the potential to help both you and your patients tremendously. Read on to learn more about how clear aligners can contribute to your success.
More Than a Fad
If you want your practice to survive, you can’t buy every shiny, new piece of technology that hits the market or offer every service in dentistry. You’ve learned to be shrewd and include what has proven effective in the long term. In other words, you don’t go chasing after passing fads. Clear aligners have been around for more than 20 years now, and they have become increasingly popular over that time. Including this treatment in your menu of services isn’t a huge risk because these aligners have shown that they are here to stay.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
The advantages clear aligners offer to patients require little explanation. In addition to being subtle, clear aligners allow patients more freedom in their diet and more flexibility in their lifestyle. But have you thought of the benefits that clear aligners give to you as the practitioner?
Traditional braces need to be adjusted on a regular, frequent basis. Other than the initial treatment plan, most patients with clear aligners only need check-in appointments to make sure they’re still on track. Otherwise, they involve very little effort on your part. Now, if your patient struggles with compliance, you’ll need to restructure the treatment plan, but most of the time, you can sail through treatment easily.
Fewer Referrals = More Revenue
Each time you refer your patients to a specialist, you pass most of the buck on to them. In many cases, this system works out for the best because the patient receives the best care possible. However, when it comes to mild or even moderate misalignment, there’s no reason why you couldn’t handle treatment yourself. By keeping your patients at your practice for clear aligners, you have many more opportunities to bring in significantly more revenue.
Ultimately, the time you invest to bring clear aligners into your practice is well worth it. As more and more adults seek to realign their teeth without having to use traditional braces, your practice could gain a lot of business when you include clear aligners in your services.
About Perfect Impressions
Perfect Impressions was founded in 1986 by Gail Johnson. Since our beginning, Perfect Impressions has always invested in the most advanced technology and software systems. Our milling machines include Planmeca plan Mill 50 and Sirona MCXL, and our 3D printers are compatible with nearly every kind of digital intraoral scan software like iTero, 3 Shape/Trios, D4D, Cerec Sirona, and 3M. If you have questions about clear aligners, you can contact Perfect Impressions through our website.