When You Should Use Digital Impression Scanners and When You Shouldn’t

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With constant evolutions in dental technology, it can be challenging to decide which inventions to try in your practice and which to pass. One hot-topic technology advancement is intraoral scanners (IOS), also known as digital impression scanners. Continue reading to understand when it’s appropriate to use a digital scanner and when it’s not. First: What …

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What is IPR?

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Interproximal reduction has been around for decades. It is an important and fascinating technique often used in conjunction with clear aligner therapy for orthodontic treatment. This technique offers fast, effective, and pain-free treatment. IPR also helps with a variety of conditions and can be used for patients who are and are not in orthodontic treatment.  …

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Telehealth Dentistry: Marketing, Quality of Care, and Benefits for Dental Offices and Oral Health Care

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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 provided by their health care providers. The dental industry has adopted this model with teledentistry.  Teledentistry: A Marketing Tool for Dental Care Professionals As dental care professionals, …

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How To Straighten Your Teeth At Any Age

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Straight teeth never go out of style. But, if you’re over 40, you might believe the lie that it’s too late for you to get braces. Truthfully, it’s never too late to pursue straight teeth. And did you know that children as young as six can begin orthodontic treatment? It’s true! If you’ve been thinking …

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Are all orthodontists dentists?

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At Orthosnap, we believe that our partners should be equipped to handle all of their patients’ questions regarding orthodontic treatment with ease. So, we have devised this patient-friendly guide to distinguish the difference between two commonly confused dental professionals: dentists and orthodontists. Similarly, dentists and orthodontists are clinically trained dental professionals. Yet, while all orthodontists …

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Orthosnap Aligners vs. Braces

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When deciding which orthodontic treatment is right for your patient, several options are available on the market. Patients today can opt for traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign®, and Orthosnap clear aligners, depending on what your clinic offers. Deciding which option is best for your patient requires considering several factors, including cost, duration of treatment, …

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Everything You Need to Know About Translucent Teeth

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Among all the health issues your patients might bring up during an oral health exam, translucent teeth might be among them. Here’s how to explain what patients need to know about translucent teeth in patient-friendly language: Do your teeth look translucent? If the biting edges of your teeth are beginning to appear glass-like, it’s natural …

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How Do Braces Work?

Before committing to orthodontic treatment, your patients might ask, “how do braces work?” In this article, we explain in-depth and in patient-friendly language how braces help move teeth: Even though starting orthodontic treatment might be one of the best decisions for your oral health, lifestyle, and confidence, the idea of tooth movement is a somewhat …

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Why Dentists Should Offer Orthodontics in their Practices

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Not everyone thinks of general dentists when they think of orthodontics, but that’s about to change. General dentists that offer orthodontics give their regular patients an excellent service because they already have an established relationship that helps them understand their health histories, unique personalities, and overall oral health goals. While patients need orthodontics for many …

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