1. Patient want straight teeth

The orthodontic industry is moving towards Clear Aligner Treatment.  Bracket sales are declining, and Aligner companies are growing dramatically.  It is much easier to incorporate Aligner treatment into your practice, but you do need to have a good understanding of how to accurately diagnosis each case and the mechanics behind tooth movement in order to offer high quality Aligner solutions to your patients.

Of the more than 200,000 licensed dentists and orthodontists in the United States, only an estimated 30% offer clear aligner treatment in their offices. Founded in 2014, SmileDirectClub™ has helped more than 750,000 patients transform their smiles.

This means there is a huge number of patients in your practice who want straight teeth and not enough “highly trained” clinicians to provide the treatment that they want!

75% of People Say

A GREAT SMILE significantly enhances a person’s ATTRACTIVENESS SELF-ESTEEM

Statistics show that your current Patients want STRAIGHT TEETH

• 75% of people agree that a great smile significantly enhances a person’s attractiveness and self-esteem¹

• 48% of adults said their professional and personal lives were improved by orthodontic treatment²

• 89% of people say a person’s smile is the physical feature they notice first when meeting someone new³

1 – 2013 AAO Study conducted by Impulse Research Corp. 2 – 2015 AACD Cosmetic Dentistry State of Industry Survey. 3 – 2013 AACD Cosmetic Dentistry State of Industry Survey.

2. Orthodontics is PROFITABLE and REWARDING

According to Dental Benchmark Numbers 2017 a full-time dental practice should have a minimum of 1,600 active patients

We know from the statistics 85% of your current Patients want a beautiful smile That’s approximately 1,360 patients in your practice RIGHT NOW!! If you start only a Small Percentage of these Ortho cases

Average Orthodontic Fees
Metal Bracket$3,000 – $6,000
Ceramic Brackets$4,000 – $8,000
Aligners$3,000 – $8,000

Doctor average production per hour:
Single unit Crown Aligner Case $880 per hour $2,842 per hour

Data provided by Dr. Shvartsur, DDS Issaquah, WA

3. Become a BETTER all-round Clinician

Understanding the mechanics of tooth movement will improve your Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant results.  Learning Orthodontics makes you a better all-round Clinician


Crooked teeth are difficult to brush properly!

Teeth that don’t “fit” together can wear, chip and/or break

Pre-restorative alignment creates a better foundation for the longevity and stability of restorative work

4. Orthodontics Changes People Lives

When you offer Orthodontics in your practice – you are NOT just Straightening teeth – you are CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES. Orthodontics is extremely rewarding and personally satisfying.

USDI was the best decision of my career. You cannot be a good dentist without knowing orthodontics. Period!

Dr. Maria

I started my dental career in 1992 and start taking CE courses with USDI and I strongly that this was one of my best decision I made as a private practitioner to incorporate ortho in my practice with USDI and I enjoyed the lifetime membership for continued education. I have recommended this course to several of my associates.

Dr. Maqsood Chaudhry

I have been a student at USDI for over thirty years. The quality of education provided is truly worthwhile and helpful in the practice of orthodontics. I have taken additional training from several of the instructors and have found that the training exceeds my expectations. Recently, I returned to take an aligner course (CA 101) that has opened another opportunity to provide options to my patients. USDI is well recommended!!

Mark D. Green D.D.S. MAGD

If you are a general dentist wanting to incorporate orthodontics into your practice, this is the course for you. I highly recommend the USDI courses. The knowledge gained from these courses are of utmost value

Dr. Monica Puentes

I joined USDI in 2005 and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn orthodontics. It’s been my best investment to learn continuously and gain confidence in orthodontics since repeating any course wouldn’t cost more. Thank you USDI!

Dr. Dalia Niknam

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