Orthosnap Aligners for Kids: What Parents Need to Know

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Modern orthodontic treatment looks much different today than it did when we were kids. Middle and high schoolers rarely have bulky metal braces and colorful wires on their teeth. Instead, clear aligners for kids, sometimes called clear braces, have become an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment option and can add many benefits to your child’s life …

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Drawbacks of 3D-Printed Orthodontic Aligners & The Orthosnap Difference

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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, 3D-printed clear aligners are still used by major aligner companies, including Invisalign®, ClearCorrect®, and most recently, the Smile Direct Club®. As dental professionals, you already know there are limitations to …

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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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