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Easy Wire Sequence for Straightwire

Doctors often ask me about wire sequence for patients. It can be impossible to create a cookbook/cookie-cutter wire sequence but in general this is how I do it: 1. 14 niti (but sometimes you go go straight to 16 if not that crooked) Very rarely do I need to start with 12 niti. It is […]

RPE, Expander, Schwartz

PURPOSE: The purpose of this appliance is to widen the arch(es) usually to aid in the correction of a crossbite (usually due to a functional shift), resolve crowding, and/or expand overly constricted arches, particularly in the posterior region. When designing your appliance, make sure you communicate your goal to the lab so that the design […]

Hand / Wrist X-ray Analysis for Orthodontic Treatment Planning

Copyright StraightSmile Solutions® 2019 StraightSmile Solutions® uses a variation from the Hand Wrist Radiograph from The Atlas of Greulich and Pyle (1959) Why is Growth Prediction Important in Orthodontics? *To understand the potential direction of facial development * Too predict growth potential left * Too stage the onset of treatment timing prior to treatment in […]

The Virtual Orthodontic Consult- Smile Snap

Click here to watch the video about SmileSnap. My inbox is suddenly inundated with inquiries about the concept of the “orthodontic virtual consultation”. VCs are nothing new for me. I’ve been doing them for years and helping orthodontic offices all over the world learn how to screen their patients more efficiently. This is NOT DIY/DTC […]

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 […]

Supernumerary Teeth

Impacted Canines

Premolar Extraction

What are Bite Bumps/ Bite Turbos

Posterior Crossbite