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A Guide to Fixing Anterior Openbites in Growing and Adult Patients

Anterior openbites are frustrating in every patient. Too often, I see doctors just jumping-in and trusting the treatment planners into a plan that isn’t predictable or retainable long-term.I always say, doctors should never take an openbite case until they’ve been a detective first. They need to find all the etiologies and treat those FIRST and […]

Handling Non-Compliance in Orthodontic Patients

Non-Compliance can be very frustrating in orthodontics. As you scale up, it is unfortunately inevitable that you’ll experience non-compliance on a regular basis. The key to overcoming it is to have a plan of action.Establish Expectations Upfront with Parents and PatientsBefore I even get started, I always discuss expectations in the contract with parents and […]

Case Selection for GP Orthodontics Cases

I like to think about orthodontic case selection for general dentists as falling in to either green, yellow or red light categories:1. Green Light:These criteria apply to all general dentists, regardless of experience level. • Class 1 molar AND canine. • No missing or impacted teeth except 3rd molars.• No history of present or past […]

All About Intra-Oral Scanners

StraightSmile Solutions believes that all doctors should invest in an intraoral scanner. It is a “no brainer” to us.By now we are aware of the benefits of intraoral scanners and what we should be looking for when purchasing one: speed, improved carbon footprint, accuracy, an open system, and flexible workflows. There are so many scanner […]

Dr. Amanda’s Guide to Invisalign Attachments and Auxiliaries

If you are a frequent reader of my blog (www.straightsmilesolutions.com/blog) or a subscriber of my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/Straightsmilesolutionsortho), you’ve become accustomed to my tricks and tips on attachment and auxiliary design and placement. And you probably know that I think “optimized” attachments are mostly an over-hyped, proprietary feature of Align Technology. Below, I have compiled […]

Retainers for Life- The Branded Orthodontic Aftercare Opportunity

There has been a lot of interest about orthodontic aftercare opportunities. Below is a summary about Retainers for Life, one of the corporate, branded orthodontic aftercare opportunities. Note, that my emails and attempts to contact the owners of this company were unsuccessful after several months so these notes are based on what I understood from […]

UConcept MyoFunctional BioTrainers Phase 1

Interested in learning more about myofunctional orthodontics? We are glad to give you a copy of our proprietary My Phase 1 Smile® screening evaluation. Just message us.

How to get out of Invisalign Jail

I’ve been in Invisalign jail. I have family members currently in Invisalign Jail. I have clients in Invisalign Jail. Align technology has one of the most unfriendly financing policies and procedures. Once you get yourself in jail it can take years to get out of it. This is one of the top three reasons doctors […]

How to Get Started with Phase 1 and RPE in your Practice

Many doctors are interested in integrating Phase 1 Orthodontics in their practice. Early treatment with Phase 1 Orthodontics has life-long health and esthetic benefits. We have several resources we recommend to get started: 1. Read Our Blogs: https://www.straightsmilesolutions.com/blog/ https://www.straightsmilesolutions.com/blog/rpe-2/ https://www.straightsmilesolutions.com/blog/codes/ 2. Listen to our Podcasts: https://www.truedentalsuccess.com/the-dentalpreneur-podcast/831-straight-talk-part-1/ https://www.truedentalsuccess.com/the-dentalpreneur-podcast/832-straight-talk-part-2/ 3. Watch our YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQDILf1sP5qR4p78673bzA?view_as=subscriber 4. Watch […]

Schwartz vs RPE- Which is better?

Should you pick a removable or fixed expander? Read more about expanders here: https://www.straightsmilesolutions.com/blog/rpe-2/ Benefits of Expanders in Phase 1 EARLY MIXED DENTITION: Develops the arches to the ideal width. Hypothetically speaking usually when the arches are developed in the early mixed dentition to the ideal width, the teeth tend to come in straight/straighter, there is […]