Posts Tagged ‘ schwartz ’
How to Write a Schwartz Script
“please fabricate u/l schwartz with no occlusal acrylic, lab please pick best clasps” This is pretty standard for fixed if you want to archive the script for future patients. Only variation would be one of the following: 1. Please add anterior bite plate 2. Please add sagittal to distalize tooth _____ 3. Please add sagittal […]
Schwartz vs RPE- Which is better?
Should you pick a removable or fixed expander? Read more about expanders here: https://www.straightsmilesolutions.com/blog/rpe-2/ Benefits of Expanders in Phase 1 EARLY MIXED DENTITION: Develops the arches to the ideal width. Hypothetically speaking usually when the arches are developed in the early mixed dentition to the ideal width, the teeth tend to come in straight/straighter, there is […]
RPE, Expander, Schwartz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this appliance is to widen the arch(es) usually to aid in the correction of a crossbite (usually due to a functional shift), resolve crowding, and/or expand overly constricted arches, particularly in the posterior region. When designing your appliance, make sure you communicate your goal to the lab so that the design […]
Note: Please join our IPR webinar on July 11th where we will be giving away a free FitStrip® Kit, value $199! Visit https://www.straightsmilesolutions.com/media/ to register. IPR stands for interproximal reduction. It is the process of creating very small amounts of space between teeth to improve crowding, midlines, or overjet. This blog is intended to […]
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 #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 […]
DM® Dental Monitoring 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 […]
All Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® and 6MS® Providers: I Challenge you to Pass my Quiz.
Click here to watch our video Is your Invisalign®, ClearCorrect® or generic, clear aligner treatment as productive as it could be? I recommend that all of my StraightSmile Solutions® clients run this basic test to calculate the efficiency of your orthodontic services: 1. Run a report of the last five orthodontic cases you’ve completed successfully […]
The Aligner Take Home Kit
Click here to watch the video. 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 […]