Dentistry podcast – Neil Patel on direct-to-consumer aligners

Orthodontist Neil Patel talks about the concerns and issues linked to direct-to-consumer aligners and why patient communication is crucialOrthodontist Neil Patel talks about the concerns and issues linked to direct-to-consumer aligners and why patient communication is crucial.

In this week’s episode, we chat to Neil Patel, a specialist orthodontist based in Herts, Essex and London.

We talk about the rise in direct-to-consumer orthodontics and how to educate patients on the associated safety and health concerns.

‘I can’t quote the study but I did read one last week – we’re looking at around 7-8% of patients who have aligners online will need to go and see a DCP to rectify the damage that’s been done,’ he says.

‘To think that’s close to 10%, I wouldn’t personally take the risk.’

Listen to the podcast on SpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Captivate.

Topics include:

  • Direct-to-consumer orthodontics
  • Patient queries
  • Patient communication
  • Orthodontics during lockdown.

This podcast was recorded via Zoom.

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