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5 Reasons Why You Should Go to AAO Next Month

My phone has been buzzing around the clock this week. Doctors and vendors are mulling over the decision to come to Washington DC in 3 weeks for AAO. My answer, of course, is a definitive “yes”. No, I am not even an AAO member anymore, but I’ll still be there incognito an exhibitor. Here are the top five reasons you should attend this event:
1. This is the first AAO since the first round of Align Technology patents expired.
2. Every vendor and their momma has some kind of solution for #yourownbrandaligners
3. We can meet-up and have coffee. I’ll be just coming from a SDB and early orthodontic intervention lecture series in Europe sponsored by HealthyStart-OrthoTain and I’ll be excited to teach you about it and how it can grow your practice!
4. You can visit me at booth 311 every day at noon and on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm and enjoy my free mini-lecture about optimizing your Phase 1 Orthodontic Outcomes! If you aren’t screening patients as young as 2 for orthodontics, you must come and learn! To reserve a seat, stop by our booth any time.
5. You can sign-up to be a StraightSmile Solutions client and for a limited time, you’ll receive free upgraded services, including 24-hour turn around time on your cases. We support all orthodontics: functional appliances, Invisalign, ClearCorrect, IDB, #yourownbrandaligners and can even help you set-up your 3D printing in-house aligner solution.
If you have questions, visit my other blogs at www.straightsmilesolutions.com or connect with our team for a 20-minute complimentary consultation and a review of your orthodontic overhead and process flow. You can schedule an appointment at www.straightsmilesolutions.com. In light of the unfortunate status of the 3-Shape/ Trios® users, StraightSmile Solutions® is also offering 60 days of upgraded services to all 3-Shape® doctors who sign up for services within the next month who are looking for alternative aligner companies. This offer is valued at $999 per doctor and is for a single doctor- solo practice. Contact our team for group-practice and DSO discounts.

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Orthodontist Turned Mystery Shopper for a Day: My Invisalign Store® Experience

Note: The opinions presented below are that of the author, and have not been verified by Align Technology®. Multiple attempts were made to both contact the Align® Corporate team by email, but as of the date of this publication, Align® failed to return the inquiries.

As an orthodontic consultant and the CEO of StraightSmile Solutions®, I am frequently asked to forecast Align Technology’s® next strategic move. Take a moment to peruse the hundreds of dentist forums on Facebook® and you’ll see the full spectrum of emotions the dentists embody towards this corporation: admiration, disgust, rage, and fear. Don’t get me wrong, I have tremendous respect for Align Technology’s® clinical products. Over the span of the past two decades, they have single-handedly changed the face of an entire profession.

Contrary to their other ventures which were quite ostentatiously celebrated on social media, in Q4 2017 Align® demurely launched its first brick and mortar “Invisalign Store®”. This shop is located on some of the most expensive real estate between the Cow Hollow and Marina districts of San Francisco. It is nestled nondescriptly between bourgeois shops like an organic baby food store, a Starbucks Reserve® (look that up if you aren’t familiar!) and various concierge medical practices and holistic wellness centers.

As a Bay Area native and a citizen concerned about corporate cannibalization, I openly welcomed the request from a client to visit the store to learn more. Evidently, I wasn’t the only orthodontist who was concerned. As I was walking into my appointment, the manager was very professionally escorting an enraged orthodontist from New York outside to answer his questions more privately. The treatment coordinator apologized for the disruption and proceeded with the appointment.

Initially, setting up the appointment online was simple, but it was not without issues. In my opinion, the site was rushed and not thoroughly vetted and de-bugged. My appointment was canceled and rescheduled due to a change in hours. When I arrived, I was asked to log in to the site. There were some technical malfunctions in the process as well, and it took about 15 minutes and several managers to resolve it. In contrast to the smooth and seamless scanning experience at a competitive DTC aligner company, this process was not yet idealized. I was also given an online medical history, which was pretty standard.

The décor was high-end, which matched the clientele they are courting. It looked more like a luxurious living room with recliners instead of dental chairs. Unlike the DTC scan center nearby, no swag was distributed. It was a no-nonsense records appointment My scanner was a licensed RDA who scans as a 2nd job. She was clearly experienced. I tried timing the scan in my head, but I think she completed it in less than 3 minutes for both arches. She was swift and comfortable with the intra-oral photos as well. She followed OSHA regulations perfectly.

After the scanning session, I was sent to the treatment coordinator who was supposed to show me my outcome simulation. Unfortunately, due to the bugs in the system, they weren’t able to access mine. They told me that they would call me and let me know if I was a candidate for “Invisalign Deluxe”® or “Invisalign Signature”®. You are assigned the Deluxe® treatment if the outcome simulator designates you as 14 aligners or less. The beauty of this is that there’s a flat rate cost on this at $2499. You are given a list of 8-10 doctors in your area who are “recommended” and participate in this program. I was assured that at this moment, all the doctors are certified, orthodontists. If your case is staged on the simulation at over 14 aligners, you are still referred, but the doctor sets the price. Essentially this is now a Full® or Teen® case. I was told the average in the Bay Area was $5000-$8000. Because of the technical difficulties, they were unable to show me my selection, but I was told I’d be emailed it later. At this time, only doctors in the greater Bay Area are participating but they would be expanding to other geographic areas in the future. Once I selected my doctor, they would set-up the appointment.

The doctor would finish the Clincheck® and meet with you to complete the financial arrangements but I was guaranteed that if my case was less than 14 aligners that all the doctors they recommended would charge me $2499. This is the cash price. I imagine it’s not applicable if insurance is involved. I am not sure if this includes retainers or not. I was encouraged to “yelp” or research my providers and find the best one for me. Given that the 2018 doctor lab fee for Invisalign Lite® is $1199 and there are no volume discounts with these cases, this is a very slim profit margin for these participating doctors. They did not tell me what the fee for retainers would be and if the doctor could set their own fee. How does Align Technology® select the doctors who are allowed to opt-in to this program? My e-mails to Invisalign® corporate were not answered.

Ultimately, this so-called “beta”® store for Align Technology® is one more step in the direction of corporate cannibalization and will likely push many doctors towards 3D printing their own aligners. Trying to compete with the $2499 fixed price for a mild-to-moderate case will be near-impossible with such a high lab fee. By 3D printing your own aligners, your overhead can be as low as only $100 per case once you’ve purchased the initial equipment, which ranges from $30000-$50000. Depending on your volume, you can be in the black in just a month or two. You can also scan and deliver your aligners in just a few hours as opposed to waiting 2-6 weeks for shipping. If you are planning to do volume, this is the right direction to go. If you are hesitant about purchasing the equipment outright or staging your own treatment plans, connect with me and the StraightSmile Solutions® Team, as there are many hybrid options. If you have questions, visit my other blogs at www.straightsmilesolutions.com or connect with our team for a 20-minute complimentary consultation and a review of your orthodontic overhead and process flow. You can schedule an appointment at www.straightsmilesolutions.com. In light of the unfortunate status of the 3-Shape/ Trios® users, StraightSmile Solutions® is also offering 60 days of upgraded services to all 3-Shape® doctors who sign up for services within the next month who are looking for alternative aligner companies. This offer is valued at $999 per doctor and is for a single doctor- solo practice. Contact our team for group-practice and DSO discounts.

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Should You Dump Your 3Shape Trios®?

No! 3Shape Trios Scanner is arguably the best scanner on the market today.

If you’ve been too busy with your shopping to keep up on current events in the dental industry, 3Shape® integration was abruptly “terminated” by Align Technology® this week, leaving thousands of dentists in a significant pickle. Without the ability to scan their new and existing patients for additional aligners or retention, dentists are forced to revert back to archaic technology and take PVS impressions to capture this data. As a result, my inbox has been flooded this today by dentists wondering if they should accept the Align Technology® offer of an iTero Element to replace their Trios Scanner for 15K.

I would like to encourage all the involved dentists to take a step back an explore your options first. StraightSmile Solutions® is offering every dentist a complimentary 1:1 consultation to discuss your alternatives. Visit our website at www.straightsmilesolutions.com to schedule. Because of the time-sensitive urgency of this matter, we have extended our hours over this holiday season and are available every day for complimentary consultations. Please also feel free to visit our blog page to learn more about alternative aligner options in the US and abroad, as well as 3D printing and treatment-planning support.

The StraightSmile Solutions® Team wishes ever dentist and team a happy holiday and a fantastic new year.

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‘Twas the Night Before Align® Terminated 3Shape®

‘Twas the week before Christmas when all through the town,

not a dentist was working no-one was around…

The aligners were worn by the patients with care,

with hopes that a debond would soon be near.

When out in the mailbox arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my golf game to see what’s the matter,

I tore open the envelope and read through the letter,

Such terrible news, would it get any better?

It’s not only us but it’s all ’round the globe,

Dentists can’t believe the news they’ve been told.

That $20,000 you just spent on your scanner,

In 30 days time can’t be used in that manner.

The news as it hit me gave such a fright,

As my patients awaited we turned out our lights,

Our 3Shape® Scanner we could no longer use,

for Align® just brought us the Christmas Blues.

StraightSmile Solutions is the future of orthodontic coaching. We are the first online portal to provide a doctor-to-doctor consulting service that will allow dentists and their teams to access the knowledge and expertise of an industry expert, in order to enhance information sharing and efficiency in problem-solving. Visit StraightSmile Solutions to schedule today.

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Dentists: Why this San Francisco Store Could Ruin You

We said it would happen. In time, we knew Align Technology® would open up their own shop and change the direction of a profession.

Hello, 2018! Like cockroaches, where’s there’s one, there will be more. Are you ready? What are your options?

Yes, they are scanning to give patients to Invisalign® providers. Do you know what it takes to get to the top of the list to be recommended by the Invisalign Scan Techs? I highly recommend you take the time to review the terms and conditions of the 2018 Invisalign Advantage Program. There’s a lot of changes, and unless you are highly ranked, you will not be recommended.

Have you tried calling the Align Technology Concierge Program posing as a patient near your office? You have a right to know what your patients are being told about you. If you haven’t, do it. It will be an eye-opening experience. Hear what the Align Concierge® Team says and doesn’t say about you.

You strategize your 2018 business plan like an Align Store could move next door to you at any time. You need to make strategic moves to prepare yourself. What are your options?

  1. Read the Align® TOS for 2018 Advantage® and start pushing yourself to be a Diamond Provider and buy an iTero® so that you can be highly ranked. Go all-out as an Align® provider. Enjoy the 40% volume discount and patients flow.
  2. COMPETE with “Your Own Brand” of aligners! Consider investing in a 3D printer or in services that will 3D print for you. There are many options. Hire a coach like my team at StraightSmile Solutions to help you initially with your treatment planning skills and software training. We can also help train your team. You’ll slash your overhead and take control over your aligner orthodontics. With lower overhead and maybe even same-day aligners, you can undercut the prices offered by the doctors affiliated with the Align Scan Shop® and take back your market. See my blog post here for more information on this.

StraightSmile Solutions is the future of orthodontic coaching. We are the first online portal to provide a doctor-to-doctor consulting service that will allow dentists and their teams to access the knowledge and expertise of an industry expert, in order to enhance information sharing and efficiency in problem-solving. Visit StraightSmile Solutions to schedule today.

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ALIGN PATENTS EXPIRATION

October 2017 is a special month in the aligner world; this is the date of the first batch of Invisalign® patent expirations. What does this ultimately mean? Nobody knows for sure, but it should mean lower lab prices as competition confidently emerges.
Straumann® took a huge step in the right direction with its acquisition of Clear Correct® several months ago, and now Straumann® has also acquired a 35% share of the 3D printing company, Rapid Shape. If you would like to hear more about 3D aligner printing, you can click here.
Try a Google® search on clear aligners, and you’ll be surprised by the outcome: dozens of companies all excited to get a valuable piece of the aligner pie with lab fees of $500–$1,000. Try comparing this to the average Invisalign Full® or Invisalign Teen® lab fee of $1,800! With StraightSmile Solutions monthly unlimited coaching fees as low as $499, you can afford your own orthodontic coach by just completing one aligner case a month! Given that every new patient, recall patient, or hygiene patient is a potential orthodontic opportunity from age two to age ninety-nine, it should be easy to start dozens of cases a day. Imagine your potential and profits! If you aren’t sure about the options in the early/interceptive orthodontic arena, do take a look at my previous blog post here.
Which cases are appropriate for in-house aligners or generic aligners, and which cases are better for branded aligners? The answer comes down to both volume and biomechanics. As the original dental director of SmileDirectClub® and now founder of StraightSmile Solutions®, I’ve seen a lot of aligner treatment plans and amazing outcomes come my way. You’re fooling yourself if you think that Invisalign® technology or even attachments are required for an ideal outcome in all cases. It’s not. The vast majority of cases can be treated either without attachments or with more simplistic attachments that are available with the in-house/non-branded aligners. You don’t need G5 or G6 technology for the average case.
The key to success is case selection. I would recommend treating only mild to moderate, adult dentition, Class I malocclusion cases with the in-house or generic aligner option. I would also recommend learning some straight wire biomechanics. These can be taught by an orthodontic coach or at one of the many weekend orthodontic courses, like Six Month Smiles®. Want to hear more about their course? You can click here.
If you need guidance on case selection, I always recommend that general and pediatric dentists have an orthodontic coach help guide them through the case selection and assist with some of the obstacles they may encounter through the duration of the treatment. StraightSmile Solutions® is the first online portal to provide a customized orthodontic coaching solution for every practice. Visit www.straightsmilesolutions.com to get started.

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Same Day Aligners—A Game Changer for the Orthodontic Industry

Instant gratification. Dental professionals are all too familiar with the benefits of this marketing strategy and the resulting benefits to their profit. However, the past generation, was unable to offer this opportunity to their aligner patients because Invisalign® cases take several weeks to design, print, and ship. In many geographic markets, aligners are surpassing braces as the preferred orthodontic treatment method. With regard to clear aligners, the unanimous criticism from dentists and patients alike, is related to the high cost of the product relative to that of traditional braces. With an average lab fee of around $1,800 for a full case, this overhead is often passed on to patients.

The response to my previous blog post on www.straightsmilesolutions.com regarding strategies to reduce your Invisalign® lab fees has been incredible. Why wait weeks to deliver aligners and pay exorbitant lab fees when there’s now innovative technology that allows you to scan, design, print, and thermoform your own aligner case in just a few hours? Same day aligners are a game changer in the orthodontic industry. How do you know if it’s right for you and your practice? Let’s have a look at some of the key points.

Invisalign® & In-house – Not Mutually Exclusive

To understand which selection can prove to be better for your business, you can start with offering both options, branded clear aligners and in-house aligner solutions, and analyze the P&L and ROI. Evaluate both options according to the revenue they bring for your business and the usability in business operations.  Not sure if this would work for you? There’s a solution for that. Check out this ROI calculator.

By offering a more cost-effective aligner solution, suddenly your target market expands by opening up to a wider demographic. You can now introduce aligner therapy to those who previously could not afford it or were turned off due to the cost factor. However, keep in mind that not all cases are appropriate for in-house aligners, just as not all cases are suitable for Invisalign.

 

Case Selection is Key

Which cases are appropriate for in-house aligners, and which cases are better for branded aligners? The answer comes down to both volume and biomechanics. As the original dental director of SmileDirectClub® and now founder of StraightSmile Solutions®, I’ve seen a lot of aligner treatment plans come my way. You’re fooling yourself if you think that Invisalign® technology is required for an ideal outcome in all cases. It’s not. The vast majority of cases can be treated either without attachments or with more simplistic attachments that are available in the in-house/non-branded aligners. You don’t need G5 or G6 technology for the average case.

The key to success is case selection. I would recommend treating only mild to moderate, adult dentition, Class I malocclusion cases with the in-house aligner option. If you need guidance on case selection, I always recommend that general and pediatric dentists have an orthodontic coach to help guide them through the case selection and to assist with some of the obstacles they may encounter through the duration of the treatment. StraightSmile Solutions® is the first online portal to provide a customized orthodontic coaching solution for every practice. Visit www.straightsmilesolutions.com to get started.

 

Help is Readily Available

If you think setting up your own aligner brand sounds extremely complicated, it really is not. You have probably already purchased many of the necessary systems to streamline your office, like a 3D scanner and a thermoforming machine. From my experience, the biggest hurdle to overcome for general dentists is often the treatment planning. Luckily, you can partner with a company like eXceed® that will do the set up for you for a small fee.

As for 3D printers, Structo has an interesting blog post in this series that sheds light on the ideal 3D printing technology for aligner manufacturing. Or you can contact the Structo team and a representative will walk you through the entire process of setting up your manufacturing line.

 

New Revenue Stream – Dental Tourism

The dental tourism market is trending in many geographic areas. Another major benefit of opting for an in-house solution is that it will reduce the turnout time for the patients, who require minor tooth movement cases. While the turnaround time of Invisalign® is approximately two to three weeks, in-house solutions can be done only in a matter of hours, depending on the production capacity of your business. This creates an opportunity for the patients looking for convenience and the practitioners looking for increased profits.

 

Taking Control over Quality and Profits

With an in-house solution, you will be in charge of the manufacturing process; you will be able to control the final cost and the quality of the products. The process will require your utmost dedication, time, and effort, but all this will be worth the end result and the profits you will make . Moreover, having your own production line set up will enable you to start considering offering other appliances to your patients, which can include thermoforming mouth guards and splints.

If you want to learn more about adopting Structo’s dental 3D printers for your clear aligner line, you can contact the team online. A representative will help you install the machine, train your team, and guide you through all the steps. Don’t hesitate to contact StraightSmile Solutions® with any questions.

 

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Healthy Start and Early Orthodontics

Pediatricians often overlook the signs and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and fail to refer patients in a timely manner for necessary treatment. Kids can be screened for SDB as young as age two. Not only do SDB patients have more allergies and growth and development challenges, but also SDB can contribute to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder among children. You can read more about the risks of childhood SDB here.
The connection between SDB and orthodontics has been well established in the literature, but most general dentists, pediatric dentists, and orthodontists are cognizant of it. Oral habits and malocclusion go hand in hand with SDB. Diagnosing and treatment planning SDB early can minimize not only the outward symptoms but also the long-term systemic and oral health complications. Most orthodontists and pediatric dentists, however, lack the formal education and training to adequately diagnose and treat these conditions in children before age seven.
The best treatment to enhance both the oral and systemic health of SDB-affected children is the Healthy Start® System. Unlike other systems, Healthy Start® not only eliminates oral habits but also establishes and maintains the airway and, when started early, corrects malocclusion. Moreover, with early treatment, it also straightens teeth without the necessity for traditional braces and lifetime retention.
Let’s have a look at some of the major reasons why the Healthy Start® System is established to be the best treatment choice for SDB-affected children:
➢ The appliances used by the Health Start® System have intrinsic, myofunctional properties. These components ensure that myofunctional exercises are being completed even while sleeping.
➢ The Healthy Start Habit Corrector® is often the initial appliance in the system. This patented appliance can expand arches up to 4 mm. This often eliminates the need for painful, fixed, rapid palatal expanders.
➢ The Healthy Start Habit Corrector® also helps to keep the mandible advanced while sleeping to keep the airway patent. It ensures the proper tongue placement and trains the tongue to swallow ideally and to rest in the optimal position.
➢ Healthy Start® also uses the natural, healthy, eruptive forces of the teeth for expansion of the arches and alignment. When started early, it can help treat severe malocclusion cases like overbite, overjet, gummy smile, crossbite, open bite, and pseudo class III along with correcting crowding and spacing up to 12 mm.
➢ The Health Start® System supports growth and development in both arches and promotes mandibular growth, when indicated, up to 54% in a healthy downward and forward direction.
➢ Healthy Start® appliances have a built-in compliance indicator.
➢ Progress can be tracked, quantified, and monitored by the doctor through the Healthy Start® app and doctor dashboard. This is available in both Apple and Google Play stores at no cost to the patient.
In conclusion, oral and airway health are related to a child’s overall systemic health. The Healthy Start® System has treated over 3.5 million smiles to date globally with a lab fee that is only 30% of many aligner systems available today. This US-based company for SDB and orthodontics, when started early, offers a healthy, nighttime, hygienic, and removable treatment alternative to painful braces, jaw surgery, premolar extractions, and headgear.
General and Pediatric Dentists may need an orthodontic coach to help guide them through case selection and some of the obstacles they may encounter throughout the duration of treatment. StraightSmile Solutions® is the first online portal to provide a customized orthodontic coaching solution for every practice. Visit www.straightsmilesolutions.com to get started.

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5 Surefire Steps to Slay your Invisalign® Lab Fees

What if you could live in a world where all your patients’ teeth could be aligned beautifully in-house and without lab fees? Imagine all the stunning smiles, happy patients, and robust business growth! This dream can be a reality for you with Structo® 3D Printers.

The fundamental philosophy at Structo is to empower the industry with their high throughput dental 3D printers to encourage the widespread adoption of digital dentistry. Structo’s high throughput printers allows dental professionals to bring down the overall cost of appliances such as clear aligners, increasing global access to care. At StraightSmile Solutions®, we support access to care to help create more healthy and happy smiles around the world.

As the original Dental Director of SmileDirectClub® and now the founder of StraightSmile Solutions®, I’ve seen a lot of aligner treatment plans. Invisalign® technology is not required for an ideal outcome in all cases. The vast majority of cases can be treated either without attachments or with an off-label aligner company. You don’t need G5 or G6 technology for the average case. The price point of 3D printers and treatment-planning software has come down significantly in the past few years. It’s now affordable for most Dentists and Orthodontists to own their own 3D printer and make aligners in-house for the majority of their cases. Not sure if this would work for you? Check out this Structo® ROI calculator: http://home.structo3d.com/roi-calculator.

If you think it sounds confusing, you don’t need to worry. You probably already have a lot of systems purchased and streamlined in your office like a 3D scanner and a thermoforming machine. Using a 3D printer is similar process flow. Visit this step-by-step guide here to learn how: http://blog.structo3d.com/part-2-5-things-you-need-to-start-a-clear-aligner-business.

STEP 1: First, you need to buy a scanner. This is a simple step that you’ve probably already completed. If you still have questions, check out my blog about purchasing a scanner here: https://www.straightsmilesolutions.com/blog/four-important-questions-to-ask-before-buying-a-dental-scanner/.

STEP 2: You can buy your own treatment planning software, or you can simply outsource for this service. Structo’s® printers are compatible with any variety of software that exports in STL format, like 3Shape® and Sirona®. You can also partner with a company like eXceed®, which will do the set up for you for a small fee of $175-$245: http://exceed-ortho.com/getting-started/.

STEP 3: After designing your treatment plan for your patient, you will need to translate that digital file into a series of steps in the form of models using a MSLA 3D printer. Structo’s® Ortho Form is the world’s fastest Orthodontic 3D printer. To learn more about MSLA 3D Printing, click here: http://www.structo3d.com/technology/.

STEP 4: Just like 3D printers, thermoforming machines come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. A good thermoforming machine will deliver aligners that are the perfect negative of the model used. You also want to make sure your thermoforming system is compatible with your 3D printer.

STEP 5: I always recommend that General and Pediatric Dentists have an Orthodontic Coach to help guide them through case selection and some of the obstacles they may encounter throughout the duration of the treatment. StraightSmile Solutions® is the first online portal to provide a customized orthodontic coaching solution for every practice. Visit www.straightsmilesolutions.com to get started.

If you want to learn more about becoming a Structo® Provider, you can contact their team atwww.structo3d.com/contact. A representative will help you install the machine, train your team, and guide you through all the steps. Don’t hesitate to contact StraightSmile Solutions® with any questions.

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IDB for ME!

Need a fixed orthodontic solution? Over the years, I’ve coached hundreds of General Dentists on various aligner systems. All too often, finishing cases is a significant barrier to overcome and trying to educate General Dentists who have no knowledge of basic straight-wire biomechanics is a challenge.

IDB Solutions, like Six Month Smiles®, are excellent supplement for any General Dentist who offers Invisalign®, Clear Correct®, or any other alternative aligner product. The ability to confidently use straight-wire sectional mechanics to correct a stubborn canine rotation, premolar cross-bite, or tipped molar during finishing of aligner treatment would improve outcomes and standards of care.

Refinements, revisions, and additional aligners with various attachments are always an option, but for patients who are notoriously impatient, having these tools and tricks up your sleeve will improve your confidence, speed, and outcomes, and ultimately patient’s satisfaction and your subsequent referrals and bottom line.

There are a variety of IDB solutions on the market, so pick the one with the right support, features and price point for you and your team. If you have questions, feel free to give me a buzz.

StraightSmile Solutions is the future of orthodontic coaching. We are the first online portal to provide a doctor-to-doctor consulting service that will allow GPs and their teams to access the knowledge and expertise of an industry expert, in order to enhance information sharing and efficiency in problem solving. Visit StraightSmile Solutions to schedule today.

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