Archive for the ‘ Clear Correct ’ Category
Invisalign Take-Home Instructions
In many cases, fitting clear aligners such as Invisalign can seem difficult, to begin with. However, if you’ve been struggling, don’t worry – we’ve outlined some of the key things you need to know about the latest Invisalign delivery instructions to help make your efforts to fit Invisalign a little more successful. The Latest Invisalign […]
What is STOPPING General Dentists from doing MORE Invisalign and Clear Aligners?
I married a general dentist. We met at UCSF Dental School and we were in the same anatomy lab group. I always knew I was going to specialize. I was “gunner” (that’s what we called the high academic students back at UCSF in the 90’s). I was there for one reason only: to become an […]
Advanced Aligner Tricks and Tips for Ideal Outcomes
In 2002, when I was an orthodontic resident at the University of Connecticut, I snuck out of my residency program for a long weekend with the defense that I was “visiting family” for a so-called “family emergency” in San Francisco. Although I do indeed have family in the Bay Area, this was no crisis! Our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
High Margins on Clear Aligners in a General Dental Office
How to Implement a Clear Aligner Solution Implementing a clear aligner solution in a general or pediatric dental office is an excellent revenue booster. Many dentists are concerned about high lab fees and low margins. I recommend this basic algorithm to calculate the efficiency of orthodontic services: 1. Run a report of the last five […]
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 […]