Finding and keeping a good orthodontist is tough. There are things to look for when choosing an ortho. Some patients are forced to undergo treatment from changing experts. This is bad for the treatment time scale and quality. In this post, we’ll show you why finding an independent expert orthodontist is better for your treatment and therefore your smile. Let’s get going.
The old days of one expert for treatment have been gone for 50 years. Why? Well, the answer is stark. Most orthodontists DO NOT own their practices. There are many reasons why. Let’s look deeper into that fact.
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New Orthodontists Work for Others First
After decades of rising demand for orthodontic care, corporate dentistry has soared into the market to capitalize on a recent influx in graduates. These companies set up shop and hire new doctors to provide care while they manage all business aspects from within their centralized office space.
This allows them to maximize revenue potential by maximizing patient acquisition costs at minimal cost maintaining profitable growth year after year.
Many aspiring orthodontists might find themselves kicking themselves later if they don’t take advantage of being able to have hands-on experience under an established practitioner before opening up shop independently again down the line when finances permit it.
hands-on experience under an established practitioner
Orthodontists can be found in almost every healthcare speciality from primary care doctors’ offices all the way through pediatric dentistry. However, most fall under one umbrella: general practice.
While this means that dental school graduates have their choice of working with someone else until enough money comes together so they can finally open their own office, it also provides them opportunities to work for orthodontic specialists like oral surgeons and periodontist specialists alike.
Common Problems With Corporate Offices
Orthodontists who work for corporations are often intelligent and trained professionals, but they may run into disadvantages when compared to those in self-owned practices. Depending on the company, there can be some issues you could encounter:
- Newer doctors hired with less experience
- Control over the treatment provided by other orthodontists within a practice group or facility
- A change mid-treatment of your chosen doctor from another office location (leading to delays.)
- Changes made without consulting patient wishes about their original treatment plan
Why go Private?
Private, personal care by a doctor/owner who is invested in their patients and spends hours every day with them can ensure you receive the best possible treatment. This allows doctors to better evaluate what medicine works and how to combat diseases because they are there throughout your plan for recovery.
Private care isn’t just an assembly line that passes through revolving doors of faces without any knowledge about each patient – it’s personalized attention from someone who has known you since before you were sick.
Dr. Gluck and the professionals at Gluck Orthodontics will be the ones to help with your treatment. We are completely independent. This position allows smooth and convenient treatment for you. Our Doctors have years of experience in all types of treatments and sit on professional bodies and are embedded, orthodontic community members. With us, you’ll have one expert for the entire treatment plan. No exceptions.
In order for you to get in touch with the team, you can schedule an appointment in their Tennessee office.
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.