PRLog - Oct. 11, 2012 - ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Les Idées, LLC (French for “the ideas” and pronounced “lazy day”) manufacturer of the Retain-It™ (dental appliance storage device), released the results of a survey given to 2,000 members of the orthodontic field. Although many of the answers were expected some surprised the executive team and stimulated this release. Of particular note was the lack of dental appliance storage solutions beyond the rudimentary plastic clam shell.
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The twenty-one question survey was divided into questions focused on demographics, daily routines in the practice, services offered, storage solutions, and patient management. "As we evaluated the data one thing was clear; no effective dental storage solution was recommended or in existence said Pat Brooks, chief executive officer , Les Idées, LLC and inventor of Retain-It™."
Orthodontists who recommend or promote comprehensive treatment programs are growing in the orthodontic industry." Patients entering into a relationship with orthodontists have to weigh all the costs and benefits including policies and processes for replacement of retainers." stated Pat Brooks. From the survey, replacement costs range from $100 to $300 dollars and include significant lab work, chair time, and patient effort. It is very apparent that as the market grows, so does the need for proper storage and protection of retainers and other dental appliances.
Survey results also indicate patients lose and need to replace dental appliances in record numbers and are expected to pay additional charges. On the other hand, orthodontists don't have access to adequate product or service solutions to reduce or eliminate this problem. Pat Brooks says, "Dental appliance storage is an afterthought in many treatment programs because practitioners simply don't have what is necessary and only recommend conditional solutions like a plastic box." Evaluating treatment from the patient's perspective is now a growing trend and orthodontists are beginning to take advantage of new ideas and processes.
To inquire about dental appliance storage strategies offered by Les Idées please visit the website http://www.lesideesllc.com. The website also provides additional information about Retain-It™.
About Les Idées, LLC
Les Idées, LLC (French for “the ideas” and pronounced “lazy day”) developed as a vehicle to convert ideas to practical reality in a variety of industries including healthcare, fitness, and personal improvement. Built on a culture demanding excellence from all employees in conjunction with strong ethical foundations, the company orients toward balance between business and personal endeavors. The name itself is a symbolic expression of long-term goals and pursuit of ways to change business processes. Les Idées, LLC is a company dedicated to producing innovative products and services that benefit society, challenge the status quo, and reward individual effort.