Archive for the ‘ Clear Aligners ’ Category
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 […]
Why are my Patient’s Invisalign Aligners Cracking?
There can be numerous reasons why Invisalign, ClearCorrect or clear aligners aligners crack but this blog will discuss the most common reasons. In order to diagnose the issue you need the following records: 1. The Treatment Plan We are looking to see if the treatment plan was indeed “good” and even viable. If it is […]
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 […]
$15 White Label Aligners are Here!
Please join our webinar on January 9th to learn more! www.straightsmilesolutions.com/media Step #1- Send your impression to a lab to get your PVS impression digitized to a STL file. There are 2 labs that I use here: 1- The Orthodontic Lab 2. Specialty TOL is half the price of Specialty so let’s start there. Step […]
10 Pearls and Hacks for Better Invisalign and ClearCorrect Outcomes
As an orthodontist, a dental space pundit and the “mama” of the DTC aligner movement, I am often asked for tricks and tips for better aligner outcomes. I have to admit, I am blessed with a bit of a photographic memory. This came in handy on the D.A.T. perceptual ability section, but it also is […]
Where to Invest in the Dental Space?
As an orthodontist, a dental space pundit and blogger, and the “mama” of the DTC aligner movement, I am often asked to predict future trends. Given my unprecedented experience within this space, I am uniquely qualified to answer these key questions: Would I invest in SmileDirectClub? Yes, I did, but I was smart and bought […]
Finally!-Affordable, Dental- Monitoring Alternative for General and Pediatric Dentists
There is nothing I like better than an underdog story and boy do I have one for you today! I previously posted an article about measuring orthodontic efficiency in your practice. If you haven’t taken my challenge, please click here before you read the rest of this blog. If your margin isn’t at least enough […]
Clear Aligners for $15 are Here!
It is the wild, wild west in the land of clear aligners. StraightSmile Solutions® is the ultimate aligner matchmaker. We help doctors select ideal cases for white labeling aligners to save on average 50-75% on lab fees and still obtain ideal outcomes. With price points as low as $15 per aligner, now is the time […]
Launching In-House Aligners
Aligner white-labeling is here. StraightSmile Solutions® is the ultimate aligner matchmaker. We help doctors select ideal cases for white labeling aligners to save on average 50-75% on lab fees and still obtain ideal outcomes. Remember, there are four main steps to the alternative aligner workflow and the Design is just step #2. For ideal outcomes, […]
OrthoFx – The Interdisciplinary Aligner Company
My eighty-seven-year-old mother-in-law now knows what a clear aligner is. That is because SmileDirectClub has done in the last three years what Invisalign failed to do over the past twenty years – create global brand awareness of their product. With this in mind, I have a hard time understanding the victim mentality displayed by the […]