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Anterior Openbites in Non-Growing Patients

Anterior Openbites in Non-Growing PatientsDr. Amanda from StraightSmile Solutions provides valuable insights into treating anterior open bite cases in non-growing adults. She emphasizes the importance of identifying the underlying cause of the open bite before attempting treatment. ❖ Dr. Amanda outlines four main factors that can contribute to an anterior open bite and stresses the […]

Should You Pull Baby Teeth Before Braces and Invisalign?

Should You Pull Baby Teeth Before Braces and Invisalign?When it comes to braces and Invisalign in young patients, knowing how to tackle baby teeth is hugely important. Of course, this is something of a controversial topic, and every orthodontic team or provider will have their own preference, and this may change over time. Nonetheless, today, […]

Synchronous and Asynchronous Ortho Virtual Consults and Aligner or RPE Check-In Appointments

Synchronous and Asynchronous Ortho Virtual Consults and Aligner or RPE Check-In AppointmentsI. IntroductionA. Dr. Amanda’s expertise with virtual consultsB. Emphasis on synchronous vs. asynchronous approachesC. Extensive content on YouTube and other platformsII. Understanding Virtual Orthodontic ConsultsA. Importance of choosing the right approach for your practiceB. Varied options available for implementing virtual consultsC. Tailoring strategies based […]

Stone Age Orthodontics: How To Tell If Your Provider Offers Progressive Ortho

Stone Age Orthodontics: How To Tell If Your Provider Offers Progressive Ortho   When it comes to orthodontics, making sure you have chosen a provider who offers progressive ortho – or optimized, modern solutions – is highly important. In line with this thought, we’ve outlined some of the key things you should know about modern […]

The Downside of 7-Up Orthodontic Referrals

Have you ever wondered about whether you should take on 7-up orthodontics referral cases? Often, it can seem a little difficult to know whether 7-up orthodontic cases will be appropriate for your practice. However, our experts are on hand to help you learn more, and today, we’re looking at whether you should take on 7-up […]

Paperwork and Steps to Debond and Discontinue Braces from another Doctor’s Orthodontic Patient

Paperwork and Steps to Debond and Discontinue Braces from another Doctor’s Orthodontic PatientI. IntroductionStraightSmile Solutions’ Dr. Amanda: • Navigate orthodontic cases for general and pediatric dentists.• Guides practitioners through brace removal scenarios.• Emphasizes legal safeguards and ethical considerations.• Encourages practitioners to understand patient motives and contractual obligations.• Ensures practitioners safeguard themselves with proper documentation and […]

Are you REALLY an Airway Orthodontist?

I. Introduction Brief introduction to the concept of airway orthodontics Introducing Dr. Amanda from StraightSmile Solutions Purpose of the article: To discuss five crucial questions for dentists and orthodontists to assess if they are practicing airway orthodontics effectively II. Screening for Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) Importance of screening for SDB in every child Significance of oral […]

5 Things I Don’t Like about Invisalign Expanders

I. Introduction A brief overview of Dr. Amanda from StraightSmile Solutions‘ perspective on the new Invisalign expander. Introduction to the five concerns raised regarding the expander. II. Cost: A Major Concern Discuss the exorbitant cost of the new expander and contrast it with other available options. Exploration of the expectation that it would be bundled […]

Are you REALLY an AIRWAY DENTIST?

Are you REALLY an AIRWAY DENTIST?Introduction:● Dr. Amanda introduces the importance of airway health in dentistry.● The significance of being an airway-focused dentist in today’s informed patient population.● Overview of the five key questions to determine if a dentist is truly airway-focused.1. Do You Screen for Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) and Oral Habits?● Explanation of the […]

How Your Patient’s Eyes Can Hint At Orthodontic Issues

  How Your Patient’s Eyes Can Hint At Orthodontic IssuesBefore a patient’s ortho starts, considering whether there are any “warning signs” is highly important. However, one factor you may not have thought to look at is the eyes. After all, it doesn’t really seem like the eyes will necessarily be relevant for orthodontics cases; however, […]