5 Surprising Differences between Aligners and Braces that Every Dentist Should Know

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There are several distinct differences between clear aligners and traditional braces. Most notable is that clear aligners are a nearly invisible orthodontic treatment option. Additionally, they can be easily removed for eating and cleaning. These are the two main advantages that draw patients to choose clear aligner therapy over traditional metal braces. The fact that …

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Orthosnap vs Other Clear Aligner Brands

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Clear aligner therapy has become increasingly popular over the past decade. The convenience and aesthetics of aligners cannot be matched by traditional metal braces. More recently, there has been an increase in clear aligner brands that are competing against one another and for dentists’ attention. When choosing a clear aligner brand to offer your patients, …

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Telehealth: Medical vs. Dental

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There are significant differences between medical treatment and dental treatment in the United States. Medicine in this country is largely practiced for management of chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Chronic medical conditions may be managed effectively through telehealth, whereas medical trauma or medical emergencies must be handled in person. …

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How We Create Efficient Treatment Plans in Clear Aligner Therapy

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Want to grow your dental practice? Offer clear aligner therapy. It’s that simple! In today’s digital world of social media and video chats, people desire to look their best, which includes a beautiful smile. However, most teens and adults prefer clear aligner treatment over traditional metal braces. In fact, they may only consider treatment if …

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Quality of Service vs Quality of Care in TeleDentistry

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There’s no denying that telehealth is growing in popularity, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All across the globe, patients are taking advantage of virtual healthcare appointments. The dental industry has adopted this model with teledentistry.  As dental professionals, we know there aren’t many instances in which teledentistry is used to make a diagnosis. …

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Dental Consultant Tips for Promoting Orthodontics in Your Practice

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Are you a general dentist who wants to incorporate clear aligner therapy in your practice? The good news is that many of your patients already trust you to provide high-quality dental care, so the most difficult part  (which actually isn’t very difficult at all!) is learning how to promote orthodontics in your practice. Hesitancy to …

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How to Attract More New Patients to Your Dental Practice

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New patient acquisition is the bread and butter to dental practice growth. But what are the best ways to bring paying patients through your door? For starters, it’s important to have several different vehicles driving leads. But your team should also be at the ready to convert those leads and maximize new patient numbers. As …

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Explaining the Pros of Adult Orthodontics to Hesitant Patients

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In today’s world, more adults are undergoing orthodontics than ever before. Still, there are some individuals who are hesitant about treatment. Some may be concerned about their budget. Others may not want to make the time for it. In addition, many patients mistakenly believe that clear aligner therapy is strictly cosmetic, despite the numerous health …

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Drawbacks of 3D-Printed Orthodontic Aligners

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3D printing has changed the dental industry indefinitely. Innovation by companies like Align Technologies has certainly set a precedent for clear aligner therapy. In fact, this system is still used by major aligner companies, including Invisalign®, ClearCorrect®, and most recently, the Smile Direct Club®. As dentists, you already know there are limitations to 3D-printed aligners. …

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