The time you spend training your patients will bring financial rewards
Wouldn’t it be great if all of your patients followed instructions so that they got their braces off on time, without cavities, and with a great-looking smile? Unfortunately, not all patients comply. As the office manager of a busy orthodontic practice, I know firsthand that patient compliance is a big challenge.
Patients don’t brush and floss like they should. They don’t wear their rubber bands, headgear, or neckgear as often as they should. They still eat hard and sticky foods. All this leads to increased treatment times, cavities, and compromised finishes, not to mention plenty of stress! What can we in the dental office do? Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do. The potential is huge and the costs are low. If you educate and motivate patients to their fullest potential, you can: