Posts Tagged ‘ Braces ’

Should you pick Braces, ClearCorrect or Invisalign?

I am asked this question quite often by my consumer followers. First of all, it’s a personal decision. In the right hands with an EXPERIENCED doctor, almost everything that can be done with braces CAN be done just as well with aligners. There’s a few one offs for me: jaw surgery cases. mixed dentition and […]

How to Solve the Broken Bracket Mystery

Broken brackets are a pain for both parents, patients, doctors and teams. It is critical that the doctor solve the broken bracket mystery so that the case can get back on-track. Every broken bracket is often at least another month in braces. I normally don’t count brackets that break within 24 hours of bonding and […]

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 […]

Can you Put Braces on Teeth With Crowns?

It always surprises me when patients ask for braces when they have complex restorative work when they could have Invisalign or other clear aligner brands. Below is my scripting and verbiage to explain the importance of why clear aligners are superior in these situations. 1. You’ll need to damage the crowns in order to get […]

A Dentist’s Guide- Post Covid Restart

This is Dr. Amanda and I work with StraightSmile Solutions. Today, I want to discuss how dentists can stand together and deal with the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Eventually, it will all calm down and you will see your self after a few years telling this story to your kids and grandkids. Since the pandemic […]

A Dentist’s Guide to Restarting the Practice Post-Covid

Please download this resource with tricks and tips for restarting your practice ASAP.   Dentist’s Guide to Start Practice Amidst COVID-19

How to Manage Your Ortho Patients in Covidland

1) Keep IN TOUCH with patients. 2) Keep the MORALE UP of our patients. 3) Keep their TREATMENT GOING as much as possible. But most importantly: 4) Show the community/patients/parents that you are actively engaged in their wellbeing and that of their families. 5) Initiate virtual consultations. Consider sending out white-label “kits” like Smile Concierge […]

Coronavirus and Dentistry- Long Term Solutions

This coronavirus pandemic is clearly disrupting the dental industry. Patients and dental professionals alike are all suffering. Although it seems easier to hide, there are actionable steps that we can take to keep our businesses thriving despite being closed. As the CEO of StraightSmile Solutions®, I have a 30,000-mile, birds-eye view of what dentists around […]

Retention Scripting and Wear Protocol

I’ve written quite a few blogs on retention. There is no one size fits all protocol. The Orthodontic Aftercare Opportunity Esthetic Bonded Fixed Retainers Bonded Retainers Choosing the Best Type of Retainer after Orthodontic Treatment There is also a lot on our youtube page. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQDILf1sP5qR4p78673bzA?view_as=subscriber Basically, you need to pick the right retainer to fit […]

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 […]