Posts Tagged ‘ orthodontics ’

What is the Right Age to Start Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?

Serving young patients for orthodontics can be tricky, as kids develop differently despite their ages, and every patient’s needs differ. Phase 1 treatment is important for children who need it to avoid possible conflicts in the future, but starting too early can be harmful to children and possibly their teeth too.   What is the […]

How Should Associates be Paid for Invisalign Treatment?

For orthodontic specialists, offering Invisalign treatment is a cost-effective way to provide quality care. But how should associates be paid for these types of treatments? Let’s explain the best ways to structure orthodontic associate payments when providing Invisalign treatment.Case-Based Payment PlanThe most common payment structure is based on cases. This means that the associate will […]

Advanced Aligner Tricks and Tips for Ideal Outcomes

In 2002, when I was an orthodontic resident at the University of Connecticut, I snuck out of my residency program for a long weekend with the defense that I was “visiting family” for a so-called “family emergency” in San Francisco. Although I do indeed have family in the Bay Area, this was no crisis! Our […]

Night Time Aligners- Do they Work?

Contrary to Align Technology’s claims, aligners are NOT invisible. Attachments and precision cuts can be very unsightly and often patients are looking for a night-time only aligner. Buyer be warned, though. The elusive “night time only” aligner is more of a myth or legend than an actual clinical fact. That said, an important trade-off to […]

Why Dentists need a YouTube Channel

If you haven’t already, it’s time to set up a YouTube channel for your dental practice. You need a Google account to get started. Once you have your account set up, you can start adding videos right away. It may take a few weeks to get it verified before you can activate it. 1. Make […]

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 […]

Comprehensive, Limited and Phase 1 Treatment Explained!

Note- the following is the interpretation of codes and billing by Dr. Amanda Wilson and StraightSmile Solutions. Please consult your own dental practice act in your own state or country and the insurance company you are partnering with. For a 1:1 coaching session by Dr. Wilson to optimize orthodontics in your practice, please visit www.straightsmilesolutions.com […]

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, […]