Archive for the ‘ Braces ’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Invisalign and Elastics

Precision cuts with Invisalign can be a bit scary for a general or pediatric dentist. Here’s a few of my favorite videos. My suggestion is to make your home care and demonstration videos eventually with your own patients and post them on your website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGP1aofolXg&t=15s (note- she’s using slot to slot which is different than […]

Picking the Right Retainer: Vivara®, Essix®, Hawley

In this blog post, we’ll be talking about removable retainer options. Your dentist can discuss the best retainer for your smile as there are pros and cons to each type. This is something that you may want to discuss with your dentist even before you start braces or aligners. A retainer keeps your teeth from […]

Esthetic Bonded Fixed Retainers

You asked and we listened, gone are the days of ugly, metal bonded retainers! The Peek® Retainer is here from Retain3r! What is bonded lingual retention? This retention help with the prevention of relapse of crowding, rotations or spacing in the maxillary and mandibular anterior segments following orthodontic treatment. Main Types: 1. Lab Custom Cast […]

Introducing Digital Education from StraightSmile Solutions®

Introducing the world’s first customizable, hands-on, turnkey, orthodontic digital education in-a-bag experience for both doctors and teams. Includes one, optional 50 minute session for treatment planning and case selection. The world’s first customizable, digital, orthodontic education. Just pay for what you need! * Basic Straightwire Mechanics * IPR * IntraOral Elastics * Orthodontic Photography Customized, learn […]

StraightSmile Solutions® Launches Hands-On GP and Pediatric Ortho Courses

I am very excited to announce that StraightSmile Solutions® will be collaborating with the best and brightest orthodontist, pediatric dentists, industry professionals and dental labs in the business to present a series of customizable, hands-on GP ortho courses, which will include IDB, straightwire, 3D printing, IOS scanning,  hybrid treatment and Phase 1. These courses will […]

Bonded Retainers

Posterior Box Elastics