Townie® Poll

Bracket Systems

Poll conducted from 2/8/2013 To 3/8/2013

Will you pass the medical device tax on to your patients?
117 total votes
32%
Yes
24%
Yes plus an increased inflationary cost
13%
No
26%
Not sure yet
5%
What are you talking about?
Do you currently offer traditional colored (twin brackets) in addition to self-ligating brackets?
91 total votes
63%
Yes
37%
No
Do you charge differently depending to the type of bracket used in your treatment (excluding lingual, and CAD/CAM technologies)?
92 total votes
48%
Yes
52%
No
Do you feel patients are willing to spend more money on precision CAD/CAM technologies to speed treatment time (SureSmile, Incognito, ETC)?
92 total votes
5%
Definitely most patients, yes
59%
Some yes, some no
36%
Definitely not
What are your feelings about ceramic or “aesthetic” brackets (what statement best describes your opinion)?
93 total votes
18%
I love them they are a great practice builder
14%
I love the look of them, but hate mechanics using them
13%
My patients love them and ask for them frequently
22%
My patients love them at first and then the novelty wears off
10%
I would love it if they never existed!
24%
I can tolerate them
Do you allow self ligation patients to place colors on their brackets?
87 total votes
41%
Yes
29%
No
30%
In exchange for good compliance
Do you experience patients asking for particular brands/types of braces?
92 total votes
12%
Yes, frequently
26%
No, never
62%
Seldom
Do you see yourself changing bracket systems in the near future?
93 total votes
11%
Yes
67%
No
22%
I hope not
1%
I hope so
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Sally Gross, Member Services Specialist
Phone: +1-480-445-9710
Email: sally@farranmedia.com
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