Posts Tagged ‘ San Francisco Straight Smile Solutions ’

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 1- My Review of SmileMate®

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 each case. If […]

Did I Bury the Hatchet with Joe?

The response to my blog post from last week about the future of Align Technology® has been quite overwhelming. Doctors and industry professionals from around the world have been messaging me with words of support and asking if I’ve finally buried the hatchet with Align Technology®. Mostly, everyone wants to know if Joe Hogan called me. I […]

How Align Technology® can Survive their Slump

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 find myself actually feeling sorry for Align […]

The Aligner Take Home Kit

The contents of the aligner take-home kit is critically important for your branding for any Invisalign®, ClearCorrect® or Your Own Brand Aligner® case. The following are the items I suggest in creating a kit: 1. Retractors. You may want to consider an OptraGate™ or single unit retractor instead of dual. Have your patient take photos […]

Indirect Bonding

Missing Laterals

Peg Laterals and Bolton Discrepancies

TP Orthodontics

The Invisalign Store