Abstract: Orthodontic treatments can seem overwhelming, burdensome, and uncomfortable for patients, parents, and – when it comes to emergency visits – for orthodontists as well. As we evolve the industry, we must keep the patient’s experience top of mind and put them in the driver’s seat. In her article, Dr. Sima Yakoby Epstein, Founder and CEO of OrthoNu will discuss orthodontic emergencies, the impact of braces and aligners on oral microbiome, and how to empower patients to play a larger role in their treatment journey to reduce the cost of emergency visits that will help Orthodontists improve office efficiencies.
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