Tuning into patients’ needs

A look at how one orthodontist is hitting the right note with his musician patients.

Orthodontist Richard Williams has built a reputation within the musical community as a clinician who excels at treating wind instrument players.

The reason he is rated so highly among his musician patients is that he understands their challenges and anxieties. The embouchure, the position in which a wind-instrument player holds the reed or mouthpiece to their lips, is vital to the musician’s technique and skill.

The fact that Richard is a wind instrument player himself and had orthodontics as a teenager makes him empathetic and authoritative.

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