Orthodontists often make great candidates for the R&D Tax credit.

Orthodontics is one of the most rapidly advancing fields in dentistry - the days of stagnating care protocols are out the window. Most orthodontists have integrated one or more of the following into their practices:

  • CBCT Imaging

  • Clear Aligner Treatment Options

  • 3D Printing for in-house aligner /retainer/indirect binding options

  • Novel wire and bracket systems (clear brackets, preformed wires, behind the teeth options, self-ligating, etc.)

  • and more.

If you have made changes to your treatment protocol, you owe it to yourself to give us a call and discuss the R&D potential in your practice. We help our orthodontists identify comprehensive protocols that more accurately describe the creation of their process. Some of our orthodontic clients have seen six-figure tax credits for a single year. 

Research Activity:

 

CBCT-Enhanced Comprehensive

Orthodontic Delivery Process

 

2019

 

Goals:

  1. Develop a comprehensive orthodontic protocol that incorporates multiple treatment modalities to improve the delivery and outcome of wire and bracket orthodontic care for patients who have one or more of the following morphological challenges:

    1. Severe crowding

    2. Anterior dental crossbite

    3. Anterior skeletal crossbite (Class III)

    4. Ectopic eruption of molars

    5. Premature loss of molars and space loss

    6. Class II malocclusion

    7. Posterior crossbite

    8. Anterior open bite

    9. Impacted canines

    10. Supporting bone deficiencies

    11. Restricted airway space

  2. Identify successful patient outreach mechanisms both before and after treatment that positively impact case outcomes.

Duration of Research Activity:

This project was initiated in 2017 and is ongoing. The activity is anticipated to conclude at year-end 2022 with five years of data, however, changes in technological and biological sciences may impact this deadline.

Initial Hypotheses Summary:

  1. Phase 1. Enhanced pre-treatment examination and evaluation using diagnostic differentials and imaging technology will:

    1. reduce the incidence of mid-course treatment modifications due to the late-stage identification of challenging orthodontic morphology,

    2. reduce the overall treatment time of identified challenging cases,

    3. reduce the incidence of an appliance failure, and

    4. improve the practice profitability by streamlining care according to an accurate initial treatment plan.

  2. Phase 2. Modified intra-treatment care delivery using bonding techniques and appliances most-appropriate for challenging cases will:

    1. reduce the overall treatment time of identified challenging cases,

    2. reduce the incidence of an appliance failure, and

    3. improve the practice profitability by streamlining care according to an accurate initial treatment plan.

  3. Phase 3. Improved post-treatment follow up will result in patient care engagement and improved 2-year post-treatment case outcomes.

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Founded by dentist/attorney, Benjamin Dyches, Dr. Tax Credit understands care from the clinician viewpoint. We know the industry - we know what to look for and how to support our findings. 

Here is a straightforward example of a research activity that allowed this orthodontist to benefit from the research he was already doing as he developed and improved his process of care delivery.

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