Posts Tagged ‘ IOS ’

‘Twas the Night Before Align® Terminated 3Shape®

‘Twas the week before Christmas when all through the town, not a dentist was working no-one was around… The aligners were worn by the patients with care, with hopes that a debond would soon be near. When out in the mailbox arose such a clatter, I sprang from my golf game to see what’s the […]


October 2017 is a special month in the aligner world; this is the date of the first batch of Invisalign® patent expirations. What does this ultimately mean? Nobody knows for sure, but it should mean lower lab prices as competition confidently emerges. Straumann® took a huge step in the right direction with its acquisition of […]

Same Day Aligners—A Game Changer for the Orthodontic Industry

Instant gratification. Dental professionals are all too familiar with the benefits of this marketing strategy and the resulting benefits to their profit. However, the past generation, was unable to offer this opportunity to their aligner patients because Invisalign® cases take several weeks to design, print, and ship. In many geographic markets, aligners are surpassing braces […]

Healthy Start and Early Orthodontics

What is Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB)? Pediatricians often overlook the signs and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and fail to refer patients in a timely manner for necessary treatment. Kids can be screened for SDB as young as age two. Not only do SDB patients have more allergies and growth and development challenges, but also SDB […]

5 Surefire Steps to Slay your Invisalign® Lab Fees

What if you could live in a world where all your patients’ teeth could be aligned beautifully in-house and without lab fees? Imagine all the stunning smiles, happy patients, and robust business growth! This dream can be a reality for you with Structo® 3D Printers. The fundamental philosophy at Structo is to empower the industry […]

IDB for ME!

Need a fixed orthodontic solution? Over the years, I’ve coached hundreds of General Dentists on various aligner systems. All too often, finishing cases is a significant barrier to overcome and trying to educate General Dentists who have no knowledge of basic straight-wire biomechanics is a challenge. IDB Solutions, like Six Month Smiles®, are excellent supplement […]

Dental Monitoring® (DM) to Maximize Ortho Profit

  Orthodontics can be an extremely profitable addition to any General Dental practice, but in order to maximize your profit, it’s important to manage your chair time efficiently. With the advent of new and more efficient plastics and metals, and the incorporation of Accelerated Orthodontics (AO) auxiliary systems like Propel®, Ortho Pulse® and AcceleDent®, the […]

How to Ensure Orthodontic Positive Outcomes

Here’s the latest stats, last I heard, on the future of orthodontics in the US: 52% of all orthodontic cases are being completed by GP’s. 82% of GP’s and Pediatric Dentists are offering orthodontic solutions. Access to care is here, and patients are thrilled to have more convenient, local orthodontic options. 2017 brings upon the […]

No Buts about Phase 1 and Habits!

Does your Phase I Orthodontic solutions address habits? How do you, address habits in kids? Positive reinforcement? Negative reinforcement? Wait until the 6’s come in and make an appliance? There are a myriad of different habits that can disrupt the outcome of a seemingly simple orthodontic case: digit-sucking, thumb-sucking, lip-sucking, mouth-breathing, abnormal-tongue resting position, tongue-thrust, […]

DSO or Private Practice

There are so many opportunities now upon graduation from Dental School. The decision to go DSO, DSO Hybrid or Private Practice is complicated and shouldn’t be taken lightly. I always recommend to my new-grad clients to first consider the following questions: 1. Where do you want to live and work? How saturated is the market […]