Posts Tagged ‘ orthodontics ’

Are Aligners Hurting our Oceans?

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 is potentially leaching plastics into the […]

The Virtual Orthodontic Consult

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 treatment at all. This is simply a tool […]

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

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 is no “one size fits all” […]

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 […]

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