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5 Tips to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Clear Aligner Treatment

Whether pursuing the perfect selfie or chasing airbrushed images presented by the media, many adults seek a better smile. As orthodontists, we enjoy the opportunity to help. Correcting our patients’ teeth can do more than improve their smile; it can also help bite function and overall dental health. Patients seem to be requesting clear aligner treatment more. Although there may be many benefits to clear aligners for patients, there can be several drawbacks for orthodontists. How can we minimize the pitfalls and protect ourselves against negative claims?

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Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Addressing problem areas with patients is never fun, but it’s critical orthodontists tackle these conversations as soon as possible. Early discussions can help keep patients from unrealistic expectations and prevent allegations, thereby mitigating the risk of a negative claim.  

First Aid Coverage Makes All the Difference

Maybe you're an orthodontist who's fresh out of school. Or maybe you're a veteran who's been in the field for decades. No matter how long you've practiced, malpractice claims are a legitimate threat to your livelihood. But this isn't the place for doom and gloom, because the AAOIC exists to help you manage risks.   We actively listen to our insureds and take all factors into account when updating our malpractice insurance plan. That's why our policy includes a provision few other plans do: first aid coverage.  

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For 23 years we’ve been providing our AAO members with quality Professional Liability Insurance and it is our mission to continue to provide exceptional coverage and irreplaceable peace of mind when it's needed most.


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