Posts Tagged ‘ orthodontics ’

Aligner White Labeling

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 […]

Are Aligners Hurting our Oceans?- Aligner Recycling

Click here to watch the video. I had a disturbing conversation today with Dr.Sherif Kandil (K-Line Europe GmbH) about aligners, aligner fabrication and the environment. I was not aware that neither aligners, nor the models that are utilized to create the aligners are recyclable. I didn’t know that this wasn’t a sustainable manufacturing process and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing the Best Type of Retainer after Orthodontic Treatment

Click here to watch the video. The retention phase of orthodontic treatment is one of the most important steps but often one of the most overlooked. Near the end of the treatment, you may want to present your patient with their options for retention. These are explained, along with the risks, benefits, and alternatives. There […]

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 […]

DM® Blog #2- DM Vision™

I posted an article about measuring orthodontic efficiency in your practice. If you haven’t taken my challenge, please click here before you proceed with the rest of the blogs in this series. If your margin isn’t at least 50% on each case, you aren’t doing it efficiently. You should be profiting at least $1500-$2000 on […]

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 […]