What Does An Office Layout Tell You?
It is amazing what the design of an office says about a practice. Here are some things to consider:
Is the office kid-friendly?
If you are specifically looking for an orthodontist for your child, tween or teenager, then the design is important, believe it or not. Does the office have things to do in the welcome area? Are there games for them to participate in? If your child likes going to the orthodontic office, it will make the whole process of braces a lot less painful.
How Efficient is the Work Flow?
How the office is designed can also have a significant impact on the workflow of the staff. This can mean the difference between you getting in and out as quickly as possible. If there are only two exam areas, then you know you will be doing a lot of waiting. You are going to feel more confident about the practice if they take into consideration the customer experience.
Does the Design Show Some Personality?
This also goes into patient experience. No one wants to look at drab walls and listen to elevator music while waiting to see the orthodontist, especially a child. That will just increase the worried and anxious feelings. When the office design reflects the personality of the staff, it not only give you something interesting to focus on, but it also gives you a glimpse into the personality of the staff and what kind of experience you will enjoy while going through orthodontic treatment.
How High Tech is the Office?
If you walk into an orthodontic office and you feel like it is an episode of the twilight zone, then it probably doesn’t make you feel super confident about the practice. Is the office furniture the only thing stuck back in time or is the technology and types of treatment also stuck back in time? Questions that should not arise when you visit an office.
All of these aspects are important to consider when visiting an orthodontist for the first time. While in treatment, you and/or your family will be spending a lot of time at the office. You want to be confident in your choice of office for treatment. There is a lot more than just price to consider.
At Hough Orthodontics we believe your time and experience are important. We make it a point to see you right at your appointment time, so there is no long waiting. Our staff is friendly and encouraging as we want to team up with you and your family to provide the best care and experience possible.