Posts Tagged ‘ Invisalign before and after ’

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, […]

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 […]

High Margins on Clear Aligners in a General Dental Office

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 orthodontic cases you’ve completed successfully (D8050-D8090). Calculate […]

Invisalign Assist® vs Invisalign GO!®

Click here to watch our video. With the publication of my blog about Invisalign GO! launch in the United States, there have been many questions about the difference between Invisalign Assist and Go. The Invisalign Assist Package is an aesthetically-oriented treatment (aka anterior movements, not bite correction) option designed for GP’s to treat simple malocclusion […]

Hot off the Press! Invisalign Go!

click here to watch the video. Today I had the honor of meeting with Mr. Raphael Pascaud, SVP of Business Development at Align Technology. ® His team has granted me permission to blog to my followers about the new Invisalign GO® product which, after some initial beta testing in Europe, is now being launched globally […]

DM Blog #3- DM Stability®

I posted an article about measuring orthodontic efficiency in your practice. If you haven’t taken my challenge, please click  https://www.straightsmilesolutions.com/blog/challenge/ before you proceed with the rest of the blogs in this series. If your margin isn’t at least enough on each case, you aren’t doing it efficiently. You should be profiting at least $1500-$2000 on […]

All Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® and 6MS® Providers: I Challenge you to Pass my Quiz.

Click here to watch our video Is your Invisalign®, ClearCorrect® or generic, clear aligner treatment as productive as it could be? I recommend that all of my StraightSmile Solutions® clients run this basic test to calculate the efficiency of your orthodontic services: 1. Run a report of the last five orthodontic cases you’ve completed successfully […]

How Align Technology® can Survive their Slump

Click here to watch our video.   As an orthodontist and dental consultant who has been around the block a few times, most people know me as someone who speaks the truth about the orthodontic industry. I pride myself on throwing punches on where they are due and standing-up for the little guy. Inexplicably, I […]

How to Fix an Overbite (Overjet) RIGHT!

Having a child with an overjet (colloquially overbite) malocclusion can a be stressful and confusing experience. It doesn’t help that many doctors disagree about the best treatment practices to correct this bite discrepancy. 1. Early Skeletal Correction- Phase 1 Functional Appliance Correction before skeletal maturity (usually ages 6-9) 2. Late Dentoalveolar Correction- Use rubber bands […]

A Consumer’s Guide to Picking an Invisalign® Provider

Tax refund season is here, and orthodontists are getting ready for one of their most profitable times of the year. As the CEO of StraightSmile Solutions®, I am often contacted by consumers looking for honest advice about selecting the best doctor. The Invisalign® Advantage® tiered doctor program can often be confusing for prospective patients, so […]