Townie® Poll

Single Phase vs. Two Phase Treatment

Poll conducted from 2/3/2012 To 3/13/2012

Do you do Phase I treatment in your practice?
136 total votes
65%
a. Yes
0%
b. No
35%
c. Yes, but only in special cases
In what special cases do you recommend Phase I treatment?
108 total votes
49%
a. Anterior cross bites
31%
b. Posterior cross bites
8%
c. Severe maxillary protrusions
12%
d. Anterior open bites
What percent of mixed dentition cases do you do Phase I treatment?
108 total votes
42%
a. 10%
33%
b. 20%
11%
c. 30%
14%
d. More than 30%
On Average, how long does Phase I treatment last?
109 total votes
10%
a. Six months
31%
b. Nine months
50%
c. 12 months
8%
d. Longer than 12 months
What percent of Phase I cases do not need Phase II?
109 total votes
37%
a. 10%
15%
b. 20%
17%
c. 30% or more
31%
d. All Phase I treatments need Phase II
How do you quote fees for two-phase treatment?
109 total votes
3%
a. One fee covers both phases of treatment
14%
b. We quote separate Fees for each phase when Phase I starts
83%
c. We quote only Phase I fees and re-evaluate the fee for Phase II
Do you apply any of Phase I fees toward Phase II treatment?
107 total votes
60%
a. No. Phase II fee is totally separate from Phase I
32%
b. Yes, half of Phase I fee is credited toward the Phase II fee
8%
c. Yes, we credit all of the Phase I fee to the Phase II fee
Is Phase I/Phase II treatment profitable for you?
109 total votes
2%
a. No, that is why I don’t do two-phase treatment
28%
b. Yes
20%
c. Yes, but only in some cases
50%
d. I have never evaluated that, I just do it when it is indicated

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