Archive for the ‘ Functional Appliances ’ Category

Oral Habits and Kids

Oral habits like thumb-sucking and using a pacifier use can be normal, soothing reflexes from birth to one year of age. The majority of children naturally outgrow their habit easily on their own. However, habits that persist after the age of three or four risk oral complications: Crooked teeth Narrow arches Proclined teeth (AKA buck […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]