As a general dentist, I was excited to add orthodontic treatment to my practice early on in my career. I had the benefit of a great mentor partner dentist who had been performing comprehensive ortho for years when I joined the practice. While it was exciting to consider how orthodontics could positively impact my practice, I was uncertain how difficult it would be to learn and implement this procedure.
To offer clarity on how the addition of comprehensive orthodontics could affect your practice, I’ve detailed what I would consider to be the five main obstacles and advantages this decision offers for your consideration. I’m confident that this information will allow you to navigate this process with ease and ultimately allow you to make an educated decision on whether the addition of traditional braces, cosmetic focused braces, clear aligner therapy, interceptive, and early orthodontics are the right fit for your practice.