Orthodontic procedures are often called elective treatments. This means there is often no need for a medical perspective while making decisions.
Our first question usually entails everything regarding the patients’ wishes. What is their drive regarding orthodontics? Which treatment goals do the patients have? Our patients are able to rely on an enormous scientific standard – which explains why we are capable of offering more meaningful possibilities.
Because we are able to comprehensively explain the advantages and disadvantages like costs and the length of the treatment can cause our patients to pick something autonomously with solutions that appeal the most.
Our primary job during the decision process is to be a medical advisor, not a salesperson who is primarily driven to operate on a commercial basis.
Unfortunately, many offices are still handled differently: every single deviation from an ideal tooth position is presented to the patient and recommended as a need of treatment. This is often accompanied by working with fear by suggestions like “ if you do not accept orthodontic treatment, then there will be possible health hazards“. We view this style of consulting as being very unfair.