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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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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How to Talk to Your Patients About Oral-Systemic Health

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Many patients don’t realize that taking care of their oral health can create a positive chain reaction of wellness throughout the body. Still, all dental professionals have the opportunity to educate their patients on oral-systemic health– how oral health impacts other bodily systems. In this blog, we touch on how orthodontic treatment can positively impact …

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At-Home vs. In-Office Clear Aligners

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Currently, the direct-to-consumer dental alignment industry is the newest dental frontier. Startup companies aggressively bombard people with advertisements about their services on social media, billboards, and more. Even though the at-home braces market is booming, those who seek do-it-yourself orthodontic treatment must brace themselves for the dangers.  Are your patients considering direct-to-consumer orthodontic treatment? Gently …

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Insurance: Use It or Lose It

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As people reflect at the end of the year and prepare for the next, the new year signifies a fresh start for many things, including insurance policies. However, when people do not use their insurance benefits or HSA, they often lose them. One way that insurance-holders can get the biggest bang for their buck is …

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National Gum Care Month: What is it, and why is it important?

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While many patients choose orthodontic treatment to improve their teeth, they might not realize how it can impact another very important component of their dental health: their gums. Here, we break down this information for our provider’s patients: Why September is National Gum Care Month Different Aspects of Gum Disease How Fixed-Oral Appliances and Removable …

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Back-To-School Month: The Perfect Time to Start Clear Aligners

The beginning of every school year is a time of fresh starts and new routines. On the other hand, it can be a hectic season where parents are more than excited to send their children back to school for another successful year. With so much to look forward to during the new school year, Orthosnap …

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Aligners vs Braces: 5 Surprising Differences that Every Dentist Should Know

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There are several distinct differences between clear aligners vs 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 clear …

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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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