Let’s face it, compliance is not an easy thing for an adolescent…
- Get up with your alarm, snooze button much?
- Eat something before you rush out the door, maybe…
- Did you remember to brush your teeth?
- Pay attention in your classes, soooo tired
- Did you remember your sport bag?
- Get your homework done
- Text and Snapchat endlessly with friends
- Finally turn out your light
- Get ready to do it all over again
Wait a minute… what happened to wear and change your elastics???
Is it really any wonder that elastics fall so low on the list that they actually fall off the list? Since a good majority of patients will wear elastics at some point during their treatment, elastic compliance is a really big deal for orthodontists, but not so much for their patients. How can we resolve that dichotomy? There are certainly a vast array of noncompliance appliances… but let’s face it, if they worked flawlessly, they would not continue to develop new options each year. So are we totally stuck? What if we were able to help our patients help themselves…
Docs With Apps has the answer!
We will develop a customized compliance app for you to provide to your patients. They are attached to their phones 24/7… why not take advantage of that? By providing your patients with your branded app, you are helping them with compliance, while at the same time, making them responsible for it.
How does it work?
Docs With Apps will build a customized compliance app complete with your logo and branding. Your patients go to the app stores, download it onto their phones, accept notifications, and the app does the rest. Four times each day, your patients will receive fun, yes I said fun, reminders to wear, replace, and change their elastics. You and your team have done the hard part, educating the patient and their parents about the importance of elastics to the success of their treatment, now let your app take over. Now you are able to support and encourage your patients when they are away from your office.
Why do they receive four reminders?
Most patients are asked to change their elastics twice a day, upon waking and before bed… so why not two reminders? Experience has taught us that there are other times when patients may need a little boost. One is after lunch… do they eat with their elastics in? If not, did they remember to replace them after lunch? Okay, now we’re up to three… What if they also play an after school sport? Mouthguard in, elastics out. Do they go back in afterwards? Okay, our final reminder comes after school. Four reminders ought to do it… not too many, and not too few. Two for the basics, and two to catch the ones that may fall through the cracks.
Ready to help your patients get their braces off faster?
Let Docs With Apps go to work for you today!
Call 203-533-1316 with any pre-sales questions.