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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Athletes and Poor Oral Health

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Although sports are beneficial for the body, you may be surprised to discover that athletes are more likely to have poor oral health than everyone else. While the goal of orthodontics is to straighten the teeth, it’s equally important to keep them healthy. When treating athletes, here are a few unique considerations to advise: Gingivitis …

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September is National Gum Care Month

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September is National Gum Care Month, which is especially important in a nation where nearly half of adults suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum tissue must be healthy and managed before, during, and after orthodontic treatment. In this article, we define gum disease and discuss how gum disease and orthodontic treatments are connected. …

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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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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 adult orthodontics 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 …

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The Zeitgeist of Clear Aligner Therapy

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While clear aligners have been in mainstream use since the 1990s, the concept of this orthodontic treatment has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Here, we offer a brief historical overview of clear aligner therapy and explain how it became one of the most popular orthodontic options available today. 1925: Remensnyder’s “Flex-O-Tite” …

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Patient Education: A Vital Aspect of Orthosnap Treatment

Today, more and more providers are moving toward a patient-centric practice. It’s a way for individuals to feel heard, valued, and respected. After all, patients who feel comfortable in your chair are far more likely to return. Part of running a patient-centered practice is patient education. In years past, patients listened to their dentist’s recommendations, …

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Orthosnap: The Right Choice for a Healthy, Aesthetic Smile

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As a practice owner, you see many types of patients. Individuals seek orthodontic care for several different reasons. One may be interested in improving the bite to enhance overall function and health. Another may simply want a more aesthetic smile. The wonderful thing about Orthosnap is that treatment can be exactly what you want it …

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7 Orthosnap Benefits that Can Boost Your Practice

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Dentists are certainly not running short on orthodontic options for their practice. In fact, there are so many clear aligner solutions, it can be challenging to know which system to choose. Orthosnap may look similar to other aligner trays. But in reality, our fabrication process is completely unique from alternative systems. In addition to clinical …

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Orthosnap vs. Other Clear Aligner Brands—Which is the Best Choice for Your Patients?

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Most people have heard of clear aligners—a removable and “invisible” alternative to braces. Who wouldn’t prefer an “invisible” option? One that doesn’t leave your mouth filled with unsightly and painful metal? The problem with some clear aligner brands, however, is that it is not a viable option for many patients. It can also be more …

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